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Puttin’ on the Glitz at The British Library: A Look Back

A fortnight ago to the day, Clothes on Film creator and editor Christopher Laverty joined fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart to give one of two talks and a Q&A chat at The British Library in London. The subjects under discussion … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on the Glitz: An Upcoming Fashion and Film Event

Here’s a bit of justified promotion for an event you will absolutely want to see: fashion historian, DJ for Jazz FM, author and Clothes on Film contributor, Amber Jane Butchart, teams up with your very own editor, Christopher Laverty, for … Continue reading

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Deo Veritas: Creating the James Bond Cocktail Cuff Shirt

This is a personal post about designing my custom made James Bond shirt. It is not an advertorial and wasn’t paid for. All photographs are of the final finished shirt(s) and taken by David Wade of Vogue Shot photography. There … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Boardwalk Empire & Rush

BAMF A well written and comprehensive site with a growing list of gents film/TV costume posts in the ‘get the look’ format. Like this a lot. Costume design, JK Rowling’s new Harry Potter movie, and the wizarding fashions of 1920s … Continue reading

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Dress like a Peaky Blinder

Let’s get this straight: Peaky Blinders is not Boardwalk Empire. It’s a post World War I gangster drama, during roughly the same time period (1919 as opposed to the early 20’s), it’s gritty, features loyal yet warring brothers, is as … Continue reading

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Net-a-Porter to Launch Hunger Games Capsule Collection

Must admit, we kind of saw this one coming. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville has teamed up with online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter to produce 16 ready-to-wear outfits, leather goods and jewellery tied into the film. These … Continue reading

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Costume in The Great Gatsby: Use Your Imagination

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin bring us the twenties reloaded. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Lawless: Interview with Costume Designer Margot Wilson

Costume designer Margot Wilson talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her impeccable work on Lawless. Continue reading

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Tom Hardy in Lawless: The Knitwear Anti-Hero

Tom Hardy heralds dawning of the knitwear anti-hero. Margot Wilson discusses her use of the cardigan for Lawless. 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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Exclusive Boardwalk Empire Costume Design Clip

A brief but worthwhile and exclusive clip about the costume design of Boardwalk Empire. Continue reading