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Arnold Scaasi (8 May 1930 – 3 August 2015)

When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best … Continue reading

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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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Looper: Costume Designer Sharen Davis Reveals Inspiration

Costume Designer Sharen Davis talks us through her retro-vision for Looper. Continue reading

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Prada Provided Carey Mulligan’s Gowns for The Great Gatsby

The best kept secret in costume design is finally out: Prada made Carey Mulligan’s gowns for The Great Gatsby. Continue reading

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Illuminate More Than Hide: Costume Design in A Separation

The religious and cultural significance of the costume design in foreign language Oscar winner A Separation. Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Trailer: Roaring Costumes

In a week of exciting trailers, the first for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby must surely be the most thrilling of all. Continue reading

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Dressing the Part: Historical Costume Event

If you live near the Getty Center, there really is no excuse not to attend their Dressing the Part: Historical Costume on Film event. Continue reading

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Dressing the Stars: British Costume Design Exhibition

An exhibition of British costume design from films such as The King’s Speech and Pirates of the Caribbean opens at the Fashion Museum in July. Continue reading

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CDG Awards: Black Swan Takes the Prize

Costume designer Amy Westcott has finally been rewarded for her work on Black Swan with a CDG Award. Continue reading

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Black Swan: Amy Westcott Interview

Amy Westcott talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her process on Black Swan, that Oscar snub and the recent controversy surrounding herself and Rodarte. Continue reading

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Fans Save Gone with the Wind Costumes

Thanks to donations from 600 people, $30,000 has been raised to restore fragile dresses from Gone with the Wind. Continue reading