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Review: Django Unchained

Costume designer Sharen Davis finds a good fit with Tarantino; their Deep South bounty hunter Django is a visibly memorable protagonist crying out for a sequel. Continue reading

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2001 and Hardy Amies: When Fashion and Film Collide

Fascinating video about Hardy Amies costumes for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Continue reading

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Review: Les Misérables

Les Misérables is drenched in costume symbolism, specifically revolutionary red, white and blue. Subtle was never its intention. Continue reading

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Costume Clues Reveal All in The Cabin in the Woods

Costume in The Cabin in the Woods is not grand, but it is very clever. All the teenage characters subtly evolve from one horror stereotype to another. Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera: Colour, Character and Costume

The Phantom of the opera demonstrates that the colour, size and shape of a character’s costumes can communicate on a subliminal level. Continue reading

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Moviescope Interview with Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Deborah Nadoolman Landis discusses her Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A. Continue reading

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Argo Buy a Sports Jacket: The Thinking Man’s Hero Attire

Ben Affleck’s pseudo-cowboy costume in Argo harks back to the golden age of the sports jacket. Continue reading

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Julien’s Auctions: Classic Costumes Go Under the Hammer

Julien’s Hollywood Icons and Idols sale draws high bids for famous costumes, but not the big numbers seen last year at the Debbie Reynolds auction. Continue reading

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Sandra Dee in If A Man Answers: A Salmon Run Up Beacon Hill

The evolving costumes worn by Sandra Dee in classic sixties gender comedy A Man Answers. Continue reading

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Clothes on Film Chapter for Hollywood Costume book

Forgive the self-promotion as we draw your attention to Clothes on Film’s inclusion in book ‘Hollywood Costume’ edited by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. Continue reading