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Costume Stories, This Week: Amy Adams & Sleepy Hollow

Give us three minutes; we’ll give you the costume world. Amy Adams Current actress of the moment and friend of costume designers everywhere, Amy Adams, is to be honoured at this year’s CDG awards on 22nd February. Totò a colori … Continue reading

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Working Girl: The Culture of Power Dressing

Costume designer Ann Roth’s template for Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols) is especially astute with regards to the social and geographical make up of its characters. Protagonist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a homely girl raised and living … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Blue Jasmine and Roman Holiday

Tales from the costume crypt. The Talented Mr Ripley Remembering the stellar work of Ann Roth and Gary Jones. Blue Jasmine Costume designer Suzy Benzinger on budgets, Fendi and Cate Blanchett. The Butler Transformations…Ruth Carter discusses mimicking classic fashion designers … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Game of Thrones and Liberace

Pick of the week’s movie and television costume design stories. Continue reading

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Clothes on Film Chapter for Hollywood Costume book

Forgive the self-promotion as we draw your attention to Clothes on Film’s inclusion in book ‘Hollywood Costume’ edited by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Opens at the V&A in London

A rundown of why Hollywood Costume at the V&A is the best event you will see all year. Continue reading

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Costume Design Award Winners Round Up: Oscar, BAFTA & CDG

The votes have been counted, the prizes dished out… Continue reading

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Costume Design Nominations: Awards Round Up

Here’s our round-up of the big three costume design award nominations. Continue reading

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HBO Sessions Video: Clothes on Film Discuss Mildred Pierce

Clothes on Film editor, Chris Laverty discusses the costumes of Mildred Pierce for filmed HBO Sessions. Continue reading

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Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce: Sex and the Housedress

A prevalent theme in the first episode of Mildred Pierce starring is how domestic costume can be read as a signal for sexual availability. Continue reading