Original sketch for Black Swan by costume designer Amy Westcott. © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

CDG Awards: Black Swan Takes the Prize

Costume designer Amy Westcott has finally been rewarded for her work on Black Swan with a CDG Award. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds’ Costume Collection Up For Auction

The Debbie Reynolds costume collection is up for sale. Darn you, worldwide recession! Continue reading

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Basic Instinct: Sharon Stone, Devil in a White Dress

There more going on with this outfit than an absence of underwear. Continue reading

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Movie Costumes on Display in Los Angeles

For those of you lucky enough to live in LA, literally racks of costumes have just on display at The FIDM Museum. Continue reading

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Coming to America: Prints & Turbans in Contemporary Fashion

Two trends in women’s fashion for 2011 are prints and turbans, empathised in the film Coming to America. Continue reading

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Pollock: Ed Harris in Paint Splattered Denim

Jackson Pollock spawned a thousand imitators in the art world when he chose to work in denim jeans. Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class Trailer

The period is swinging, but the trailer is classy. Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire: Women of the Empire

Margaret Schroeder is introduced as a world away from the ‘flapper’ set that would come to define the twenties. Continue reading

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Review: Rabbit Hole

An uncomfortable watch, Rabbit Hole is nonetheless essential viewing. Continue reading