Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Thoughts about Fassbinder and Costume Design

The symbiotic relationship between cinema and fashion is well known. It's clear: they need each other in their particular creative processes. Films use costume design to enlighten certain characteristics or to capture the course of time, for instance. Whereas fashion, uses cinema as one of its main sources of inspiration.

But it is also true, that there are certain movies, in which costume design plays a principal role. And that is the case of Fassbinder films. He knew how important clothing is to reflect personality -he was often seen with a leather jacket and dark glasses- hence he relied the costume design of his films to the amazing Barbara Baum.


From The bitter tears of Petra Von Kant.

Here you can find an interesting article about Costume Design in German Cinema.

Forgive my lack of originality: Lili Marleen.

13 comments:

SICK. said...

ooh i adore that last picture.

x.
jh

Unknown said...

Like Sick, I am captivated by that last photo!

Anonymous said...

I can't view Blogger pics for some reason but I'm big fan of Fassbinder so thanks for highlighting his work....and of course the costumes!

Ella Gregory said...

I love the costume's of old films
they are so artistic, now films generally have boring costumes

Unknown said...

Thta's Fassbider movie it's amazing,the history is very dramatic.i like it

Elisabeth said...

The last picture is great.

Laia said...

No he visto ninguna de sus películas pero me acabas de dar un buenísimo motivo para empezar.
Thanks!
Beso

Laia said...

Oops, i did it in spanish!sorry!

Kat said...

Oh gorgeous pictures and it is true that both art forms really do rely on each other.

Michelle said...

Great post! I love the Bitter tears of Petra Von Kant, and he is such an amazing director.

Anonymous said...

hardly anything is as inspiring as a great movie wardrobe.

Andrea Martínez said...

Ohhh, me leiste la mente, quería desde hace mucho postear algo sobre Fassbinder, sus musas y estilos, precioso post!

Bobble Bee said...

i went to see a fasbinder exhibition at the PS1 museum and it's amazing the visual style of this director, really interesting

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