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The Selfish Giant: Costume Design for Social Realist Drama

Clio Barnard’s stark yet heart-wrenching film The Selfish Giant (2013, UK) offers two fantastic performances from its young stars in their acting debut. Matt Price discusses how his costume design for the film reflects the strong, relatable characters so well… … Continue reading

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Contemporary Costume: Where Have the Aloha Shirts Gone?

While science-fiction and period costume can sell to collectors at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, the future of contemporary costume from the contemporary drama, comedy and thriller genres is unclear. Costumes from films set in the modern age … Continue reading

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After Earth Trailer Lands: First Proper Look at ‘Life Suit’

Our first proper trailer for After Earth and our first proper look at the ‘life suit’. Continue reading

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CDG Award Nominations Are In: Hmm…

The Costume Designers Guild Award nominations right some wrongs and ignore quite a few others. 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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Oscar Nominations: At Least One Surprise

Oscar announces their Costume Design nominees and at least make up for one BAFTA shortfall. Continue reading

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BAFTA Nominations: Guess the Line-Up

BAFTA Costume design nominations announced. Worthy, but no surprises. 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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Orange BAFTA Film Awards: The Costume Nominees

Who might win for costume design at the Orange BAFTA Film Awards? Continue reading

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Costume Designer Richard Bruno Has Died

The man who dressed Goodfellas, costume designer Richard Bruno, has died aged 87. 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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Movie Costumes on Display in Los Angeles

For those of you lucky enough to live in LA, literally racks of costumes have just on display at The FIDM Museum. Continue reading