Fashion in Film
Fashion in Film, by Christopher Laverty and published by Laurence King in September 2016, is a stunningly illustrated, authoritative insight into designer fashion’s use in Hollywood and world cinema.
Fashion in Film celebrates the incredible contributions of fashion designers to cinema. Explore film’s most famous garments, what they mean in the context of the narrative, and why they are so memorable.
Featuring 224 pages and 281 colour illustrations, fashion images and behind-the-scenes working sketches, Fashion in Film is a comprehensive guide to fashion on the big screen. The book is set up by designer and brand. From Ralph Lauren’s trend-setting masculine style for Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to Audrey Hepburn’s little black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Since Laverty is a Bond fan himself, and style plays a big part in the Bond films, it is no surprise that James Bond costume designers and characters are mentioned throughout the book. Prominent Bond brands include Tom Ford (Bond's clothes in Quantum of Solace, SkyFall and SPECTRE), Versace (Die Another Day and Casino Royale), Prada (Quantum of Solace), Hubert de Givenchy (Moonraker).
Fashion in Film is written by fashion writer and consultant Christopher Laverty, the creator and editor of the Clothes on Film blog.