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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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    Nov 19, 2010, 04.28 AMby ladysophie

    awesome pics!!

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    Nov 15, 2010, 07.38 PMby tilshmil

    So beautiful! Great inspiraion here.

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    Nov 15, 2010, 10.43 AMby magdamagda

    wow so much colour and i love the fairytale ingredient! playful, cheerful, awesome selection!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 04.43 PMby jmhair

    AmI can not agree more with this whole post! I’m always influenced by that era, and the films (and costumes) that came of it!

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    Nov 13, 2010, 06.59 PMby alden

    I love these musicals so much! costumes of the day were so incredible

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    Nov 13, 2010, 03.29 AMby eringilday

    gasp! I love that striped multi-colored high neck bodice in the one picture and I really want to know what the fabric of the blue-green dress is! What a pretty drape. Great post!

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