Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén is a Fulbright Scholar and an Anders Zorn Sweden-America Foundation Research Fellow at the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California. She received her Doctoral degree in Fashion Studies from Stockholm University, a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies from the same institution, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). Her research explores the media dimensions of the historical liaisons between Hollywood and the fashion industry.
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"This important study advances our understanding of the historical, cultural, economic, and performative functions of fashion in modern life and everyday consciousness. Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén reveals how the red-carpeting of global culture still is expanding through established and newly innovated transmedia platforms. The study is a history of the Academy Awards observed through the lenses of fashion, celebrity, and media. Additionally, it refocuses on unexpected areas, such as the surprisingly crucial function of the anonymous fans who populate the bleachers aside the red carpet. The exemplary, meticulous, research utilizes original documents available only in the Academy’s archives. The depth and breadth of this scholarship are unparalleled."
Donald Crafton, University of Notre Dame
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