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Beautiful Oppression: Tilda Swinton in I am Love

From stills of this film alone you could easily be forgiven in thinking that I am Love (Io sono l’amore, 2009) was set during the 1960s. The designer clothes draped worn by lead members of the Recchi family, as selected … Continue reading

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Contemporary Costume: Where Have the Aloha Shirts Gone?

While science-fiction and period costume can sell to collectors at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, the future of contemporary costume from the contemporary drama, comedy and thriller genres is unclear. Costumes from films set in the modern age … Continue reading

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About Time to Dress Upper Middle Class

SPOILERS Despite all the hoo-ha over films such as Blue Jasmine and Stoker contemporary is still pretty much overlooked as a form of costume design. If it’s invisible, well, nobody notices it, and if it’s designer it becomes all about … Continue reading

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Sandra Bullock in The Proposal: Small Wardrobe, Big Impact

With exclusive insight from costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas, we analyse Sandra Bullock’s low volume, big impact wardrobe in The Proposal. Continue reading

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Winter’s Bone: Rebecca Hofherr Interview

Costume designer Rebecca Hofherr talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her incredible contribution to Winter’s Bone. Continue reading

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Noomi Rapace in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Playing computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace embodies the character in such a way that picturing anyone else in the role is nearly impossible. Continue reading

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Kate Hudson in Le Divorce: Love is in the Bag

Speaking exclusively to Clothes on Film, Le Divorce costume designer Carol Ramsey explains how a Hermès Kelly can be elevated from status symbol to character. Continue reading

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Black Swan International Trailer is Beautiful

The international trailer for Black Swan brings anticipation to the max. Continue reading

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Catfish – Not a Review

Despite having watched Catfish at the Leeds International Film Festival, you will find no review of it here. Continue reading

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Black Swan Images = Costume Heaven

We have it on good authority that Black Swan is ‘spectacular’ so here are some striking images to get you in ‘that place’. Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010: Costume Designer Talks Iconic Sweater

Costume designer Mari-An Ceo talks about the re-design of Freddy Kruger’s iconic striped sweater for a Nightmare on Elm Street 2010. Continue reading

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New Burlesque Trailer? Corset Is

A brand new international trailer for Burlesque has pranced onto the internet. Continue reading