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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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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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Debbie Reynolds Costume Auction: Marilyn Goes for $4.6 Million!

$ 4,600,000 for Marilyn Monroe’s ‘subway’ dress was only just one mega bid of many. 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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Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were: Forties Meets Seventies

Throughout The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand wears a mix of period authenticity and contemporary fashion. 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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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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Be the Stylish Man at Cannes: Tips From the Movies

Jacques D’Azur is missing, so take his place. Here are some tips from the flicks on how to succeed that sultan of sophistication. Continue reading