Jane Fonda and the Costumes of Klute (1971)

As a new feature for Clothes on Film, we will uploading regular videos (say every couple of weeks) to YouTube examining the costume design of new and classic movies, plus selected television and trailers. This is mainly because Clothes on Film’s creator and editor Christopher Laverty (waves) has been busy on other projects (ahem, buy the book) and has not had the opportunity to update the site as much as he’d like. Returning to more regular posting, it felt like a change was needed as there are already over 400 articles currently on here. Hence the idea of video. There will be some written articles added, but for the most part this site will be shifting over to video. It’ll be rough and ready to begin with so please bear with us!

This first video, timed to coincide with Criterion Collection’s new blu-ray release, analyses the costumes worn by Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel in Klute (1971). Designed by Ann Roth, these are some of the most famously fashion referenced costumes of all time, yet have been covered surprisingly little on the internet. The video below hopes to readdress that somewhat. Make sure you have seen the film first though because it is full of spoilers. 

Let us know what you think and feel free to suggest any films you might like to see covered in the future.  

Klute is available to buy from Criterion Collection Blu Ray from Monday 19th August.

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