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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 2: Tweed Suits and Ulsters

Final part of our analysis of Sherlock Holmes complete with insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 1: Frock Coats & Bustles

With insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan, we commence our sartorial analysis of Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading