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Un-Dressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century

Alternative title
Undressed: Fashion in the 20th Century
Synopsis
Four-part series detailing the history of 20th-century fashion by examining its many influences.
Tape 1: 1) REBELLION: Focuses on how fashion has mirrored social change and highlights some influences, including the sexual revolution, art, modernism, constructionism, radicalism, minimalism and existentialism. Examines how music and youth culture have defined some of fashion’s true rebels. Features designers Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Malcolm McLaren and Mary Quant. 2) FANTASY: Fashion as an art form, looking at trends towards exoticism at the turn of the century, free expression and surrealism in the 1960s, and ‘haute couture’. Features designers Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, Ralph Lauren, Issey Miyake, and André Courrèges.
Tape 2: 3): POWER: Examines fashion as an industry the marketing that is so crucial to its success. Charts the creation of the major fashion empires and the swings of power between France, Europe and the USA. Also explores the influence of the press, the development of fashion photography, the emergence of the supermodel and the rise of the designer label as status symbol. Features designers Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein. 4) SEX: Shows fashion’s response to the enormous changes in sexual attitudes during the 20th century. The greatest shift in fashion was perhaps women’s appropriation of men’s clothing. Also looks at the modern-day role of the corset. Features the last interview with Gianni Versace and includes contributions from Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Azzedine Alaia and Amanda Harlech.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; 2 videocassettes. VHS. col. 208 min (total).
Year of production
1998
Availability
Out of Distribution; 1998 sale: £19.99 (inclusive) pair
Notes
Broadcast on C4 from 15/2/98 as UNDRESSED: FASHION IN THE 20TH CENTURY.
Subjects
Design
Keywords
clothing industries; fashion design

Credits

Director
Gideon Koppel; Jaci Judelson
Producer
Pascale Lamche
Writer
Sally Brampton
Contributor
Alexander McQueen; Betsey Johnson; Christian Lacroix; John Galliano; Karl Lagerfeld; Mary Quant; Ralph Lauren
Cast
Diana Rigg 

Production Company

Name

Compagnie des Phares et Balises

Name

Little Bird

Name

Tatfilm

Sponsor

Name

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)

Address
Rundfunkplatz 1
Munich
80335
Germany
Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX
Name

CinquiËme, La

Name

Gaumont Television

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Distributor

Name

Beckmann Direct

Email
videos@beckmanndirect.com
Web
http://www.beckmanndirect.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01624 816585
Fax
01624 816589
Address
c/o Wienerworld
Unit 7 Freetreade House
Lowther Road
Stanmore, Middx
HA7 1EP
Notes
Founded in 1983. Previously known as: Beckmann Visual Publishing.
 

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