I’m Christopher Laverty, creator and editor of Clothes on Film, writer, broadcaster and costume consultant. Here I am sitting in my flat that was devastated in the York floods of December 2015. Aw.
My first book ‘Fashion in Film‘, looking at fashion designers and their contribution to cinema, has just been published by Laurence King.
I specialise in movie costume analysis, but also style and fashion advice, particularly menswear, although I have styled women’s clothes for photo-shoots. Several of my cinematic style articles can be found at MR PORTER. I have recorded interviews for HBO television about the colourful gangster look of Boardwalk Empire; I also appear on the DVD extras of season 2 of the show in a documentary entitled The Money Decade. I took part in specially filmed featurettes for Game of Thrones and Mildred Pearce discussing fantasy and 1940s costume respectively. I often record segments for Radio 4’s The Film Programme and have a regular column ‘The Fabric of Cinema’ in Arts Illustrated magazine.
My work is praised for its analytical approach by many Oscar winning Hollywood costume designers and stylists. I was personally asked by renowned costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis to take part in her Hollywood Costume exhibition for the V&A Museum in London, including writing a chapter for the accompanying book.
I maintain, write and edit Clothes on Film. In six years the site has been featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 radio show (I was personally interviewed about its success) and at Paris Vogue, Empire, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. It continues to thrive and grow in readership, especially throughout the U.S.
If you would like to hire me for writing, broadcasting or styling projects please get in contact through [email protected] with an initial outline of your proposal, timescale and available budget.
Photograph by David Wade at Photak.