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Dressed to Serve: Costume in The Grand Budapest Hotel

SPOILERS From a costume point of view, and therefore a character point of view, The Grand Budapest Hotel (directed by Wes Anderson) is all about uniforms; those worn by men and women in official capacities and those adopted as a … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on the Glitz at The British Library: A Look Back

A fortnight ago to the day, Clothes on Film creator and editor Christopher Laverty joined fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart to give one of two talks and a Q&A chat at The British Library in London. The subjects under discussion … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on the Glitz: An Upcoming Fashion and Film Event

Here’s a bit of justified promotion for an event you will absolutely want to see: fashion historian, DJ for Jazz FM, author and Clothes on Film contributor, Amber Jane Butchart, teams up with your very own editor, Christopher Laverty, for … Continue reading

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Black Caesar: Blaxploitation Gangster

Fred Williamson as Tommy Gibbs adopts the gangster codes of 1930s cinema in blaxploitation classic Black Caesar. Continue reading

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Oz the Great and Powerful: Costume Interview with Gary Jones

We chat to costume designer Gary Jones about his work on Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading

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Kramer vs. Kramer: Meryl Streep in a Burberry Trench Coat

Meryl Streep’s timeless Burberry trench coat is one of the most recognisable contemporary costumes of 1970s. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Lawless: Interview with Costume Designer Margot Wilson

Costume designer Margot Wilson talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her impeccable work on Lawless. Continue reading

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Tom Hardy in Lawless: The Knitwear Anti-Hero

Tom Hardy heralds dawning of the knitwear anti-hero. Margot Wilson discusses her use of the cardigan for Lawless. Continue reading

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The Secret Sharer: Abbie Cornish & Andrea Riseborough in W.E.

The glamorous look of the mid-1930s threads its way through dual love stories in W.E. 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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Review: Hugo – With Exclusive Insight From Sandy Powell

Hugo is Scorsese’s monument to wonder and excitement. Here Sandy Powell exclusively explains her costume choices to Clothes on Film. Continue reading