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The Birds: Tippi Hedren in the Green Suit

Why does Tippi Hedren wear a green suit in The Birds, and what does it mean? Continue reading

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Costume & Identity in Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Edith Head’s costume design for Vertigo demonstrates the power of clothes in forming identities on-screen. Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Coming to V&A

Hollywood costume comes to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in the most exciting exhibition of its type ever announced. Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly’s Coral Top and Skirt

This coral pink ensemble encompasses and challenges the absolute femininity of Grace Kelly. Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly’s Beach Wear

This is the most fun and elaborate outfit Grace Kelly wears in To Catch a Thief. Continue reading

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Robert Cummings in Saboteur: Costume Judgement

To be a saboteur you must surely dress like one. Continue reading

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The Tourist: Colleen Atwood Talks Exclusively About Costumes

We asked Colleen Atwood a few questions about The Tourist’s lavish costume look. Continue reading

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Edith Head Sketches for Grace Kelly Costumes to be Auctioned

Christie’s are auctioning several Edith Head sketches for costume designs worn by Grace Kelly. Continue reading

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Rear Window: Grace Kelly’s Green Suit

While still alluring, as practically anything is on Grace Kelly, this is perhaps her least successful outfit overall from Rear Window (1954, as Lisa Fremont). The jacket seems slightly too long and loose for the slenderness of the skirt; it … Continue reading