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Phantom Thread: An Insight into Autism and Relationships

SPOILERS If you’ve heard anything about Phantom Thread (2017, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson), you are bound to uncover a multitude of thoughts on the astounding Academy Award winning costume work of Mark Bridges or the retirement role of Daniel … Continue reading

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The Passenger: Always at Odds

Filmmaker Nic Fforde discusses how he come to realise the importance of costume design in his projects. Stories in films are all familiar to us in some way, no matter how remote the setting. The hell that unfolds aboard the … Continue reading

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Fantasy Reality: Catherine George on Costuming Okja

MINOR SPOILERS Okja (2017) is the second film that costume designer Catherine George has worked on with director Bong Joon-ho. Their first together, Snowpiercer (2013), despite being lauded by critics (and featuring Chris Evans), only received a limited theatrcial run … Continue reading

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Exclusive Costume Featurette for My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier‘s original novel My Cousin Rachel apparently does not specify the exact period in which it’s set, but implies some time toward the end of the 19th century on the Cornish coast. This new version of the story … Continue reading

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Legend: Interview with Costume Designer Caroline Harris

Director Brian Helgeland’s Legend (2015) tells the based-on true story of Ronald and Reggie Kray: twins (both played by Tom Hardy), East End boys, racketeers, murderers, icons. The Krays were shaped during the 1960s, a post World War II boom … 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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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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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is the quintessential evil queen, right up there with The Queen from Snow White and the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. Or is she..? Throughout Game of Thrones we have been given clues as … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Daenerys Targaryen

The costume evolution of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. Continue reading

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Oz the Great and Powerful: Costume Interview with Gary Jones

We chat to costume designer Gary Jones about his work on Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Sansa Stark

The costume evolution of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
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