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Arnold Scaasi (8 May 1930 – 3 August 2015)

When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Evolution: Sansa in Black

The highly anticipated season five premiere of Game of Thrones aired across the globe this week, giving us tantalising glimpses of where our favorite characters are now. We saw two brief scenes of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who had a … Continue reading

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Sons of Anarchy: Identity and the Outlaw: Women of SAMCRO

Part two of our essay looking at sartorial identity in Sons of Anarchy, featuring exclusive insight from series costume designer Kelli Jones. Catch up with part 1 HERE. The women of SAMCRO include porn stars and pole dancers, but the … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow: Q&A with Costume Designer Kristin M. Burke

If you watch supernatural cop show Sleepy Hollow on Fox (Universal in the UK), you will definitely know who Kristin Burke is. Her sartorial contribution to the first season has ingrained the series with a handsome, consistent, yet oddly plausible … Continue reading

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Costume Encounter: Sheridan Smith as Sally Thorn in The 7.39

Two-part BBC drama The 7.39 could have been your average ‘man meets woman and has an affair’ tale. However, the overall verdict has been one of admiration at not only the amazing acting from its star players but also the … Continue reading

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Top Costumes of the Year 2013

What a busy twelve months it’s been for costume design. Really though, this art, or craft, or business (Deborah Nadoolman Landis insists it is definitely a business) gets more talked about each year. 2013 was especially exciting however as it … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is the quintessential evil queen, right up there with The Queen from Snow White and the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. Or is she..? Throughout Game of Thrones we have been given clues as … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Daenerys Targaryen

The costume evolution of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. Continue reading

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Lucinda Wright on Costume in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Lucinda Wright talks costume in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane. Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Anna Nicole and House of Cards

The week in costume design. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Sansa Stark

The costume evolution of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
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