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Costume Stories, This Week: The Oscars and House of Cards

Costume’s big week. Every dress worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners We featured this lovely infographic by Mediarun on our Facebook page. Roll on Sunday! Funny Face Good article on the classic film by Pamela Hutchinson, including a telling … 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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Costume Stories, This Week: Edith Head and Ender’s Game

Costume news you may have missed. Edith Head Google’s delightful doodle to celebrate the birth of Edith Head on 28th October 1897, showcasing illustrations of her work from A Place in the Sun, White Christmas, Sex and the Single Girl, … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Downton Abbey & Breaking Bad

This week’s costume biggies. The Great Race Karen Noske analyses the exceptional work of Edith Head for Natalie Wood. Breaking Bad Emma Fraser looks at Lydia’s blue coat (and her influence on Todd’s clothing) in recent episodes. Downton Abbey Caroline … Continue reading

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The Birds: Tippi Hedren in the Green Suit

Why does Tippi Hedren wear a green suit in The Birds, and what does it mean? Continue reading

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Costume Design and Fashion: A Multi-Million Dollar Industry

Analysing the sometimes tense relationship between fashion and costume design. Continue reading

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Costume Round Up: Any Colour so long as it’s Black

In honour of the The Wolverine and his black on black Yakuza uniform, a round up of posts featuring memorable black costumes at Clothes on Film. Continue reading

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Argo: Interview with Costume Designer Jacqueline West

Costume designer Jacqueline West talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her period recreation work on Ben Affleck’s Oscar favourite Argo. Continue reading

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A Cat of a Certain Breed: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Armour and indecisiveness: Audrey Hepburn is more than a little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Continue reading

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Costume & Identity in Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Edith Head’s costume design for Vertigo demonstrates the power of clothes in forming identities on-screen. Continue reading