French Film & Godard. (Project #2)

It's official.  I am done with mid terms.  I finally gave my last presentation and it was one that I put a lot effort and myself into so I am glad it went as well as it did.  I asked a little while back what everyone looks to for inspiration (here) and it was the beginning of my work on this project. For my Fashion History Fusion class, we were asked to choose a source of inspiration (fashion designers and brands were off-limits), create four looks for a collection (I created five, lay off) and create presentation boards by hand to show the looks to the class.  I chose French films from the 19 focusing on the New Wave movement and Jean-Luc Godard.  I singled out three separate Godard films from the 60s and created outfits and faux movie posters for each.

If you aren't familiar (and I wasn't entirely when I started this project), the New Wave movement in French cinema was when the younger generation of filmmakers wanted to move against what they felt was an industry of focus on craft as opposed to innovation and brought together the ideas of Italian Neorealism (stories of the working man and the poor) and the fundamentals of classic Hollywood film.  Well aren't those a bunch of big words...

So please see below my posters and clothing designs for and inspired by the films Une Femme Est Une Femme, Alphaville and Contempt.  If you haven't seen them, please do.  Une Femme is a comedic love triangle, Alphaville is a dark Sci-Fi flick and Contempt is a Brigitte Bardot-featured story about love, hate and being in the movies.