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HBO Sessions Video: Clothes on Film Discuss Mildred Pierce

Clothes on Film editor, Chris Laverty discusses the costumes of Mildred Pierce for filmed HBO Sessions. Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde: Hats as Identity

Bonnie and Clyde is a great example of how the simple addition of a hat can say a lot about a character. Continue reading

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Win Tickets to W.E. at the London Film Festival

Win a pair of tickets to see Madonna’s controversial costume fest W.E. at The London Film Festival on 23rd October. Continue reading

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Monica Bellucci as Malèna: Beauty, Black and Heels

In Malèna, Monica Bellucci plays an impossible vision of beauty; a woman so striking she is immediately sexualised by all who lay eyes on her. Continue reading

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Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce: Sex and the Housedress

A prevalent theme in the first episode of Mildred Pierce starring is how domestic costume can be read as a signal for sexual availability. Continue reading

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Review: Water for Elephants

Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. Continue reading

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Johnny Depp in Public Enemies: Costume as Plot

Public Enemies demonstrates how costume can actually drive a story narrative. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Ann Roth: “I Don’t Dress Movie Stars”

Harper’s Bazaar is running an insightful interview with Mildred Pierce costume designer Ann Roth. Continue reading

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Water for Elephants: Latest Trailer and Stills

Some images and the latest trailer from Water for Elephants. Period costume design by Jacqueline West. Continue reading

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Review: The King’s Speech

A majestic tale set in a buttoned-up world of repressed emotion. Continue reading

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Top Hat: Ginger Rogers’ Ostrich Feather Dress

The most memorable musical number ever captured on film, and Ginger Rogers’ dress contributes to this greatly. Continue reading

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Changeling: Angelina Jolie’s Fur Trimmed Coat

Angelina Jolie suits the unstructured dresses and cloche hats in Changeling perfectly. Continue reading