Rebel with a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause

You can trust me Judy.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Sandwiched between two radical novels The Catcher in the Rye (1951) and On the Road (1957) that focus on challenging contemporary ideals. Rebel Without a Cause epitomized the adolescent angst through refuting the conservative social constructs of middle class America during the 50’s.

Costume designer Moss Mabry fashioned Jim Stark’s (James Dean) iconic look as a symbol of individuality which quickly spiked across America as teenagers were given a wire frame wardrobe by which to emulate their hero.

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