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Beautiful Oppression: Tilda Swinton in I am Love

From stills of this film alone you could easily be forgiven in thinking that I am Love (Io sono l’amore, 2009) was set during the 1960s. The designer clothes draped worn by lead members of the Recchi family, as selected … Continue reading

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Interview with 47 Ronin Costume Designer Penny Rose

Where to start with Penny Rose? Pirates of the Caribbean? Evita? King Arthur? Most recently of course 47 Ronin (directed by Carl Rinsch). You do not hire Penny Rose for something small. This is not to say she won’t work … Continue reading

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Trish Summerville: The Hunger Games Changer

For this month’s Fabric of Cinema column in pan-India publication Arts Illustrated, Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty discussed the game changing costume design work of Trish Summerville. This makes that terrible title pun you’ve just read almost acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Why is Miss Piggy Wearing a Vivienne Westwood Wedding Dress?

When Clothes on Film visited The Muppets Most Wanted set back in March of 2013, we were given a tour of the bustling ‘wardrobe’ (their words) department, as overseen by costume designer Rahel Afiley. You can read more about that … Continue reading

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Hanging by a Thread: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

Suzy Benzinger, the costume designer of Blue Jasmine, chose iconic brands like Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Missoni to serve as visual shorthand of what the modern-day wealthy socialite wears, but it is the white Chanel jacket that follows Jasmine from … Continue reading

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The Muppets Most Wanted: Set and Costume Visit

‘Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves … Continue reading

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American Gigolo: Armani Gere

American Gigolo is not about its protagonist, it is about what he wears. American Gigolo is about Armani. Continue reading

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Gena Rowlands in Gloria: Gangster’s Ex Wears a Skirt Suit

Gena Rowlands’ costumes as Gloria evocate character through a fashionable capsule wardrobe. Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris: Nostalgia Fashion

Sonia Grande’s costume design for Midnight in Paris offers everything we expect of 1920s Paris and the contemporary nouveau riche. Continue reading

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Review: Melancholia

The most exquisite fashion promo ever made. 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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Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Tarantino, without the extraneous dialogue. Continue reading