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A Comfortable Future: The Costume Design of Her

The near future romance Her, written and directed by Spike Jonze, whose widely diverse resume ranges from the world of music videos to MTV’s Jackass to major motion pictures, brought together a creative team that costume designer Casey Storm refers … Continue reading

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American Hustle: Beneath the Glamour

MILD SPOILERS Costume designer Michael Wilkinson’s main accomplishment with American Hustle has largely been overlooked in favour of praising him as some kind of vintage stylist with an eye for provocative gowns and desirable heels. The truth is he has … 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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Blaxploitation Dress Codes in 1970s Cinema

Fabric of Cinema is Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty’s regular column in design journal Arts Illustrated. Its second issue has recently gone to print covering the subject of activism in art (subtitled ‘Wake up, stand up’). Fitting neatly around … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

As is often the way with costume designers, Stephanie Collie is something of an unsung hero. We will not reel off her entire back catalogue, but it does include South Riding (2011, TV), Telstar (2008) Peter’s Friends (1992) and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: Dressing the No-Body Body

How changing body shapes can affect the appearance of period costume. Continue reading

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Anchorman 2 Trailer: Ron and Friends Meet the 80′s

The first trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues steps from the 70′s to the 80′s in vivid style. Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra: Wearing Liberace On Stage and Off

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick brings Liberace back to life on stage and off. Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Pics – 1973 Xavier, Hank & Logan

Director Bryan Singer has tweeted photographs of Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy in 1973 costume on set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Continue reading