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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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From Bum to Italian Stallion: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky

In the very opening scene of Rocky (1976, costume designer Robert Cambel), we see the title character in the ring, bare chested, hands encased in boxing gloves, the picture of sporting violence and masculinity. But this is no more than … Continue reading

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Style Icon of the Season: Cousin Eddie in Christmas Vacation

He is the whitest of the white trash, the kind of man who dumps raw sewage in a storm drain and kidnaps your boss as a Christmas present. And the only man to ever combine a leather belt with a … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra: Wearing Liberace On Stage and Off

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick brings Liberace back to life on stage and off. Continue reading

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Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Gripping entertainment with subtext on everything from ethnicity to hierarchal costume. Continue reading

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Fans Save Gone with the Wind Costumes

Thanks to donations from 600 people, $30,000 has been raised to restore fragile dresses from Gone with the Wind. Continue reading

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Toy Story 3: New Clip – Ken Gets His Groove On

A new clip of Toy Story 3 has hit the internet. It’s got Ken. It’s got Ken wearing jeans. It’s got Ken dancing. Continue reading