Costume Stories: This Week, The Vikings and Gatsby Again

The what’s what and who’s who of movie costume design this week.

The Vikings

Joan Bergin chats about costuming The Vikings. VIDEO: We talked codpieces and nipples with Joan a couple of years back.

Nina Forever

Costume design for independent film. Imogen Loveday interviewed about her work in progress on Kickstarter funded project Nina Forever.

Iron Man 3

Some pretty amazing Iron Man cosplay and some other fella with a cardboard box on his head.

The Great Gatsby

“We are not making a documentary”. Catherine Martin tackles the question of historical accuracy in The Great Gatsby.

And Miuccia Prada has her say too. Apparently Miu Miu dresses were ‘inadvertently’ worn for test scenes and found to work really well.

Mr Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge was a hit in the UK and has recently gone out in the U.S. to favourable reviews. A second season is now filming for early 2014. Here series costume designer James Keast talks about his work on S1.

The Matador

Pierce Brosnan explains the cowboy boots and trunks combo Catherine Marie Thomas designed for him in The Matador.

The Red Shoes

Smart mini-essay on the importance of shoe symbolism in movies.

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