In was in the late 1920s when a new art form ‘Musical Film’ came about. The public found the collaboration between sound and film was so new and exhilarating that it created a new revolution for the Hollywood and film industries.
It was by the late 1930’s when musicals bloomed and from then some of the finest and unforgettable movies like ‘Wizard of Oz’, “Holiday Inn’, ‘An American in Paris’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ just to name a few were created.
What I love most about musicals is not just the remarkable music or dance, it was the costumes and the props that went so well that made that scene magical.
Granted, not all movies back then were available in Technicolor, but when they do, they took full advantage and made their costumes in brilliant colors. The dreamy colors catches your interest and let your eyes be overwhelmed by their large scale production.
Singin’ in the rain
During that period, musicals were experimenting new ways to express their characters. Whimsical props and clothes, influenced by art, history and even futuristic designs were created for them. They also paid a lot of attention in the details of dresses and exciting cuts and forms of clothing.
An American in Paris
Fashion designers like Zac Posen, Chris Benz, Victoria Beckham, L’Wren Scott, Aquilano Rimondi just to name a few are also influenced by that era.
BurdaStyle welcomes Joyce to the team as an editorial intern. Joyce hails from Singapore! She loves musicals and enjoys sketching, crafts, photography and playing the organ.
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