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I sitt rätta element - En kostymanalys av The Fifth Element


  • Emma Dock

Summary, in English

What does film costumes tell us about a film? The list is endless. This essay proves that fact, illustrated by an analyse of the costumes in the film The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997). The essay begins with an analyse of the costumes in relation to the character who wears them and in relation to the story of the film. To broaden the result the text also discuss the artist behind them, Jean-Paul Gaultier which leads to the inclusion of the relationship between fashion and film since Gaultier is a fashion designer to begin with. With the use of three main books of the topic film costumes and fashion in film, knowledge and implications beyond imagination was gained of the film The Fifth Element. Through the writing the great relationship between fashion and film and its importance has been acknowledged. As a result the text is an broad and rewarding analysis of the film’s costumes and has given a wider perspective and respect of the film and the artwork of film costumes.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Cultural Sciences
  • Performing Arts
  • Languages and Literatures


  • The Fifth Element
  • film costumes
  • costume design
  • costume analysis
  • kostymdesign
  • filmkostymer


  • Lars Gustaf Andersson (Professor)