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Spectacle in The Women

by Kate Fortmueller

One of the noteworthy elements of George Cukor's 1939 film is Adrian's costume design. The costumes are put on display in full color during the fashion show sequence. How does this sequence relate to the narrative action? What does it offer for viewers? What does color add to the spectacle of this scene?

The Women (1939) - The fashion show

This sequence from The Women changes from black and white to color in order to visualize Adrian's designs.

from The Women (1939)
Creator: George Cukor
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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