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Smooth Talk: “Tomorrow Night I’ll Wear the Halter”

Moments of sartorial significance, and that glimmer of recognition that we feel upon seeing an onscreen outfit worn more than once are found throughout Smooth Talk, Joyce Chopra’s underseen 1986 adaptation of a Joyce Carol Oates short story. The film … Continue reading

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Oz the Great and Powerful: Close Up Look at the Costumes

A first-hand close-up look at costumes from Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera: Colour, Character and Costume

The Phantom of the opera demonstrates that the colour, size and shape of a character’s costumes can communicate on a subliminal level. Continue reading

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Django Unchained: Tarantino’s First Costume Oscar?

Could Django Unchained be the first Quentin Tarantino movie to win a Costume Design Oscar? Continue reading

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Costume Designer Anaïs Romand Discusses House of Tolerance

French costume designer Anaïs Romand discusses her work on House of Tolerance (L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close). Continue reading

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Review: Melancholia

The most exquisite fashion promo ever made. Continue reading

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Costume Q&A with Lucinda Wright

Lucinda Wright talks to Clothes on Film about her contribution to The Suspicions of Mr Whicher starring Paddy Considine. 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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New Burlesque Trailer? Corset Is

A brand new international trailer for Burlesque has pranced onto the internet. Continue reading