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Bakom kulisserna

Edman, Victoria LU (2015) MODK63 20151
Division of Fashion Science
Abstract
Some costumes from the world of cinema have become part of a cultural reference system often used within both the fashion industry and Hollywood. They are iconic pieces of fashion that stay in style long after the closing credits. Bakom kulisserna takes a closer look at what is needed to become acknowledged as an iconic costume. Through a qualitative content analysis and a semiotic and sociological perspective the author aspired to illustrate the iconic costumes function in a social context by analyzing two iconic cinematic pieces; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and the Great Gatsby (1974). After completing the analysis, which focused on themes such as color, gender, name recognition and being unconventional, the thesis could conclude in... (More)
Some costumes from the world of cinema have become part of a cultural reference system often used within both the fashion industry and Hollywood. They are iconic pieces of fashion that stay in style long after the closing credits. Bakom kulisserna takes a closer look at what is needed to become acknowledged as an iconic costume. Through a qualitative content analysis and a semiotic and sociological perspective the author aspired to illustrate the iconic costumes function in a social context by analyzing two iconic cinematic pieces; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and the Great Gatsby (1974). After completing the analysis, which focused on themes such as color, gender, name recognition and being unconventional, the thesis could conclude in that three things work as an aid for costumes to reach iconic status. 1. Trying to adapt to existing social conventions even though standing out, 2. Building on already existing signs giving them a broader meaning, and 3. Being conscious of and function in a symbiotic relationship with the audience. (Less)
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author
Edman, Victoria LU
supervisor
organization
course
MODK63 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
film, fashion, costume, social, iconic, sign, symbolic, semiotics, the Great Gatsby, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
language
Swedish
id
7373722
date added to LUP
2016-02-04 09:22:00
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2016-02-04 09:22:00
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  abstract     = {Some costumes from the world of cinema have become part of a cultural reference system often used within both the fashion industry and Hollywood. They are iconic pieces of fashion that stay in style long after the closing credits. Bakom kulisserna takes a closer look at what is needed to become acknowledged as an iconic costume. Through a qualitative content analysis and a semiotic and sociological perspective the author aspired to illustrate the iconic costumes function in a social context by analyzing two iconic cinematic pieces; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and the Great Gatsby (1974). After completing the analysis, which focused on themes such as color, gender, name recognition and being unconventional, the thesis could conclude in that three things work as an aid for costumes to reach iconic status. 1. Trying to adapt to existing social conventions even though standing out, 2. Building on already existing signs giving them a broader meaning, and 3. Being conscious of and function in a symbiotic relationship with the audience.},
  author       = {Edman, Victoria},
  keyword      = {film,fashion,costume,social,iconic,sign,symbolic,semiotics,the Great Gatsby,Breakfast at Tiffany’s},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bakom kulisserna},
  year         = {2015},
}