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Much Ado About Nothing: Colour Blind Costuming

Analysis of Shawna Trpcic’s subtle costume signifiers with input from the designer herself. Continue reading

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Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower: Mini Skirts and Mini Suits

Goldie Hawn’s unforgettable debut in hot pants and mini skirts in Cactus Flower. Continue reading

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Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz is here and as far as fantasy costume is concerned, you are in for some surprises. Continue reading

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Costume & Identity in Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Edith Head’s costume design for Vertigo demonstrates the power of clothes in forming identities on-screen. Continue reading

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Boogie Nights Costume: Dirty Time

Mark Bridges exclusively explains his costume choices for retro epic Boogie Nights. Continue reading

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Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: To Die For

As TracyDi Vicenzo in OHMSS, Diana Rigg wore a daring 1960s wedding ensemble. Continue reading

Nestled just over half way through Sew Iconic is the ice blue chiffon dress worn by Grace Kelly and designed by Edith Head for To Catch a Thief (1954). Get some practise in before tackling this one. © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly in Blue Chiffon

As worn by Grace Kelly, this floaty, conspicuous dress is an appreciable nod to Dior’s ‘New Look’ of the late 1940s. Continue reading

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National Treasure: Diane Kruger, a Dress for Action

Certainly the most memorable costume Diane Kruger wears in National Treasure – a luscious silk, full skirted evening dress. Continue reading