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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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Of Money and Sex: Fitzgerald, Luhrmann, and Clothing in The Great Gatsby

We analyse exactly what Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin need to get right for their costume design in The Great Gatsby. Continue reading

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Doris Day in Pillow Talk: Couture Allure

Doris Day’s last hurrah for 1950s fashion wearing some of the most exquisite costumes ever seen on screen. Continue reading

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Review: Hugo – With Exclusive Insight From Sandy Powell

Hugo is Scorsese’s monument to wonder and excitement. Here Sandy Powell exclusively explains her costume choices to Clothes on Film. Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire Costume Q&A: John Dunn & Lisa Padovani

On the eve of Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 commencing, we had a chat with the show’s costume designers John Dunn and Lisa Padovani. Continue reading

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Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce: Sex and the Housedress

A prevalent theme in the first episode of Mildred Pierce starring is how domestic costume can be read as a signal for sexual availability. Continue reading

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Awesome Lack of Taste: Style Lessons from Hot Tub Time Machine

Some essential style lessons learnt from Hot Tub Time Machine. Continue reading

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Changeling: Angelina Jolie’s Fur Trimmed Coat

Angelina Jolie suits the unstructured dresses and cloche hats in Changeling perfectly. Continue reading