Costume Stories, This Week: The Oscars and House of Cards

Costume’s big week.

Every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners

We featured this lovely infographic by Mediarun on our Facebook page. Roll on Sunday!

Funny Face

Good article on the classic film by Pamela Hutchinson, including a telling quote summing up just how little Audrey Hepburn really understood about costume design: “His (Givenchy) are the only clothes on which I am myself.”

Bobi Garland

Bobi Garland is Director of the Research Library and Costume Archive at Western Costume. You are about to find out why she is indispensible to the industry.

Costume Designers Guild Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, the winners.

Toy Story

An enthralling theory on the true identity of Andy’s Mum. It involves hats…

Screening Style: Costume, Cinema and Performance

A ‘Symposium on approaches to the study of costume design, Lancaster University, 15 March 2014’. Sounds good. Would like to have been involved in this.

Family Ties

A Tumblr of every outfit worn by Mallory Keaton in the show (1982-89)

House of Cards

A look at the costume design for season 2. Tough, but fair.

The Knick

First teaser trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax show. Set in early 1900s New York, costumes by recent CDG award winner Ellen Mirojnick.

American Hustle

Best of the bunch interviews with Michael Wilkinson and production designer Judy Becker.

…and, according the Vogue, how American Hustle is affecting the contemporary runway.

17 Costume Designers Reveal Their Favourite Film and TV Fashions

The title says it all, really.

A Cautionary Tale

Costume designer (and Clothes on Film contributor) Sophie Black starts on a new project. Part 1: choosing the fabric.

Kristin M. Burke

Tom and Lorenzo take a look at Amy Adams’ Costume Designers Guild Awards dress, as designed by mega talented Kristin Burke. Being as these guys are tough to please, it’s a very good review.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Video: A glance behind the scenes at the costumes by Milena Canonero. Predictably, they look gorgeous.

© 2014, Lord Christopher Laverty.