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Costume Design Award Winners Round Up: Oscar, BAFTA & CDG

The votes have been counted, the prizes dished out… Continue reading

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Powerful Costume in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Catherine George’s costume design demonstrates how we read physicality on-screen. Continue reading

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Sandra Bullock in The Proposal: Small Wardrobe, Big Impact

With exclusive insight from costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas, we analyse Sandra Bullock’s low volume, big impact wardrobe in The Proposal. Continue reading

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Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing

Ruth E. Carter’s work on Do the Right Thing is a masterclass in how costume can influence the look and feel of a film. Continue reading

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Review: The Woman in Black

Proving that frock coats and heavy lace dresses really are terrifying. Continue reading

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Orange BAFTA Film Awards: The Costume Nominees

Who might win for costume design at the Orange BAFTA Film Awards? Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris: Nostalgia Fashion

Sonia Grande’s costume design for Midnight in Paris offers everything we expect of 1920s Paris and the contemporary nouveau riche. Continue reading