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12 Years a Slave: Rags and Tatters

We may have to eat our words, but as it stands 12 Years a Slave is unlikely to win the Best Costume Design Oscar. It does tick some of the necessary boxes: it’s period (mid 19th century), features both crinolines … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina: Jacqueline Durran Talks Jewellery & Costume

Costume designer Jacqueline Durran discusses her unusual approach for Anna Karenina – 1870s Russia via 1950s couture. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Anaïs Romand Discusses House of Tolerance

French costume designer Anaïs Romand discusses her work on House of Tolerance (L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close). Continue reading

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Anna Karenina Coming to Banana Republic: Costume Fashion?

Banana Republic have teamed up with Anna Karenina costume designer Jacqueline Durran to create an exclusive collection inspired by the upcoming movie. Continue reading

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Curzon on Demand: Films and Costumes on the Go

With so many movie streaming options now available, we thought we’d draw your attention to one of the best: Curzon on Demand. Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games

Judianna Makovsky’s costume design provides an intentional method of understanding The Hunger Games’ politics. Continue reading

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Review: Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall

Watching Jane Eyre on location makes for an enriching experience. Continue reading