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Puttin’ on the Glitz at The British Library: A Look Back

A fortnight ago to the day, Clothes on Film creator and editor Christopher Laverty joined fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart to give one of two talks and a Q&A chat at The British Library in London. The subjects under discussion … Continue reading

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Puttin’ on the Glitz: An Upcoming Fashion and Film Event

Here’s a bit of justified promotion for an event you will absolutely want to see: fashion historian, DJ for Jazz FM, author and Clothes on Film contributor, Amber Jane Butchart, teams up with your very own editor, Christopher Laverty, for … Continue reading

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Clothes on Film a ‘Digital Game Changer’ according to Vogue

That is the long and the short of it: according to the wise words of this month’s Vogue India, Clothes on Film are one of the leading voices in digital fashion coverage. The exact words of their writer Dal Chodha … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3: A Different Kind of Suit

Spoiler warning: We examine the use of suits, iron or otherwise, in Iron Man 3 to conceal and recreate identity. Continue reading

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2001 and Hardy Amies: When Fashion and Film Collide

Fascinating video about Hardy Amies costumes for 2001: A Space Odyssey. 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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Review: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A breezy retrospective of the most famous fashion editor of all time. Continue reading

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Illuminate More Than Hide: Costume Design in A Separation

The religious and cultural significance of the costume design in foreign language Oscar winner A Separation. Continue reading

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Review: Avengers Assemble

It is impossible not to have fun watching Avengers Assemble. Continue reading