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A Colourful Tale: The Costume Canvas of Dick Tracy

A preview of Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty’s article on the vibrant costume design of Dick Tracy for Arts Illustrated magazine. Truly unique, Dick Tracy is as close to a comic strip brought to life as any film before … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer: Expensive Bad Taste

The Wolf of Wall Street trailer brings wide pinstripe suits and revolting ties. Continue reading

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The Secret Sharer: Abbie Cornish & Andrea Riseborough in W.E.

The glamorous look of the mid-1930s threads its way through dual love stories in W.E. Continue reading

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Scarface: Dress and Excess

The arrival of Scarface on Blu-ray grants ideal opportunity to indulge in Patricia Norris’ exemplary, disco couture costumes. Continue reading

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Mad Men: John Slattery in a Double Breasted Suit (S2)

As account man Roger Sterling, John Slattery tended to wear a light grey three piece suit; right up until he donned a sharp double breasted for the first time. Continue reading

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Robert Cummings in Saboteur: Costume Judgement

To be a saboteur you must surely dress like one. Continue reading

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Inception: Jeffrey Kurland – Follow Up Costume Q&A

Jeffrey Kurland has once again spoken exclusively to Clothes on Film about his inspiring costume design for Inception. Continue reading

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The Fortune: Costume Guide – Dressing Soft For Murder

The Fortune is as pleasing to the eye as it is funny. Smart and loose casual elegance with a lot of silk and herringbone. Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen Back in Braces for Wall Street 2

Good news for those who enjoyed Bud’s evolution from button-down shirts to striped Gekko shirts and red braces. Continue reading