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An exhibition “Cinema and fashion” from the collection of Alexander Vasiliev was opened in Arseniev museum


“Cinema and fashion, - says Alexander Vasiliev, - exist inseparably from each other for 100 years. This connection appeared at the initial period of film formation, thanks to that fashion became widely-spread and couturiers became more famous.

The biggest influence of cinema was noticeable in 30s in America which is cinema native land. People imitated stars of the silver screen, followed them, and copied the behavior pattern of heroines and their costumes. This is exactly thanks to Marlen Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Carol Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Virginia Gilmore, Gloria Swanson that the new ideals of woman’s beauty appeared.

Cinematography brought into vogue some elements of clothes which have never been used before; woman trousers, for example. Cinema gave birth to other ideas, generally about masking of certain figure defects to flatter heroine and, in the contrary, to point beauty. I can go on with telling the examples of the Hollywood influence, but it’s already enough to understand that cinema’s influence over life is very big”.

Inhabitants and guests of the city will be able to estimate the influence of one of the mass art on the photo exhibition “Cinema and fashion” 23-28 September.


Photo from exhibition’s opening are here.