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Top Costumes of the Year 2013

What a busy twelve months it’s been for costume design. Really though, this art, or craft, or business (Deborah Nadoolman Landis insists it is definitely a business) gets more talked about each year. 2013 was especially exciting however as it … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Her and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

That’s it then. Happy holidays everyone! Her This is a good article. Will Joaquin Phoenix wearing high waisted trousers in Her bring about a return of the look on the high street? We really hope so. Low and skinny is … Continue reading

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Style Icon of the Season: Cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation

He is the whitest of the white trash, the kind of man who dumps raw sewage in a storm drain and kidnaps your boss as a Christmas present. And the only man to ever combine a leather belt with a … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Wolf of Wall Street & Bruce Lee

Costume stories for the festive season. Shame that none of these have anything to do with Christmas. Bronx Bombers on Broadway Let’s all go to the theatre.Tyranny of Style has published an eye-opening interview with Bronx Bombers costume designer David … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Banks: Costume Design Featurette

A slight but worth watching video about the costume and production design for frothy Walt Disney biography Saving Mr. Banks. If you have not seen the film it won’t spoil anything, and will probably get you wanting to dress in … Continue reading

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Suit Yourself: Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye

Newly released on collectable Blu-ray, The Long Goodbye (1973, directed by Robert Altman) is the kind of film you feel ashamed for not watching more often. Starring Elliot Gould as Raymond Chandler’s pulp private dick Phillip Marlowe, this is a … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: American Hustle and Hollywood Costume

The last TWO weeks in costume. Sorry, we were a bit busy. Paul Walker Costume designer Kristin M. Burke worked with Paul Walker on Running Scared. Here she shares a few personal memories of the man and the professional. Hollywood … Continue reading

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Realism through Identity: Clothing in The Last of Us

If you have played The Last of Us on Playstation 3 it has likely ruined video gaming for you. The world created is so vivid and believable that every game afterward just feels dated and empty. Throughout, The Last of … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Piero Tosi and Veep

The week, the costume stories. Oldboy Ruth Carter on working with Elizabeth Olsen and co. for Spike Lee’s upcoming remake. Some really fab costume sketches too. Piero Tosi The wonderful costume designer (The Leopard, The Night Porter), now 86, receives … Continue reading

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Smooth Talk: “Tomorrow Night I’ll Wear the Halter”

Moments of sartorial significance, and that glimmer of recognition that we feel upon seeing an onscreen outfit worn more than once are found throughout Smooth Talk, Joyce Chopra’s underseen 1986 adaptation of a Joyce Carol Oates short story. The film … Continue reading