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Blaxploitation Dress Codes in 1970s Cinema

Fabric of Cinema is Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty’s regular column in design journal Arts Illustrated. Its second issue has recently gone to print covering the subject of activism in art (subtitled ‘Wake up, stand up’). Fitting neatly around … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

As is often the way with costume designers, Stephanie Collie is something of an unsung hero. We will not reel off her entire back catalogue, but it does include South Riding (2011, TV), Telstar (2008) Peter’s Friends (1992) and perhaps … Continue reading

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Anchorman 2 Trailer: Ron and Friends Meet the 80’s

The first trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues steps from the 70’s to the 80’s in vivid style. Continue reading

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Ellen Mirojnick Describes Costumes for Behind the Candelabra

Alongside costume illustrations with fabric swatch, Ellen Mirojnick explains the stage wear worn by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra: Wearing Liberace On Stage and Off

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick brings Liberace back to life on stage and off. Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Pics – 1973 Xavier, Hank & Logan

Director Bryan Singer has tweeted photographs of Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy in 1973 costume on set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Continue reading

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The Conjuring Trailer: Lapels That Flap in the Night

The 1970s was a scary era, not least for clothes. The Conjuring costume designer Kristin M. Burke tells us more. Continue reading

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Kramer vs. Kramer: Meryl Streep in a Burberry Trench Coat

Meryl Streep’s timeless Burberry trench coat is one of the most recognisable contemporary costumes of 1970s. Continue reading

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Argo: Interview with Costume Designer Jacqueline West

Costume designer Jacqueline West talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her period recreation work on Ben Affleck’s Oscar favourite Argo. Continue reading

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Argo Buy a Sports Jacket: The Thinking Man’s Hero Attire

Ben Affleck’s pseudo-cowboy costume in Argo harks back to the golden age of the sports jacket. Continue reading