Bruzzi challenges a number of truisms about the function of fashion in cinema; she argues convincingly that fashion cannot be described or analysed as a mere prop for narrative. This book does nothing less than encourage the reader to think and re-think the last several decades of film theory concerning what films mean and how they appeal to spectators. Bruzzi brings a wealth of knowledge about both fashion and film to her discussions, and the result is both entertaining and enlightening'.
- Judith Mayne, Professor of French & Women's studies, Ohio State University
About the Author
Stella Bruzzi is Lecturer in Film Studies at Royal Holloway College, University of London.