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12 Years a Slave: Rags and Tatters

We may have to eat our words, but as it stands 12 Years a Slave is unlikely to win the Best Costume Design Oscar. It does tick some of the necessary boxes: it’s period (mid 19th century), features both crinolines … Continue reading

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World War Z and the Art of Breaking Down

World War Z neatly demonstrates the art of breaking down and distressing costume. Continue reading

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Sharen Davis Costume Interview: Django Unchained

Django Unchained costume designer Sharen Davis exclusively explains her work on the film. 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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Powerful Costume in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Catherine George’s costume design demonstrates how we read physicality on-screen. Continue reading

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Michael Caine in Get Carter: Killer Suit

Michael Caine created Jack Carter, yet his immaculate blue mohair suit was more than a little responsible for creating the myth. Continue reading

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Anuvahood: Urban Wear Swagger

Anuvahood showcases urban wear swagger. If you want to belong, you must fit in. Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood: Hipsters Unmaxed

Does Japanese period costume reflect on contemporary fashion? We appraise the hipster style of Norwegian Wood. 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