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Arnold Scaasi (8 May 1930 – 3 August 2015)

When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Burton & Taylor and Scandal

This week’s costume news. Continue reading

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So Dior Exhibition at Harrods: Movie Star Dresses

Some photographs from the recent So Dior exhibition at Harrods. Continue reading

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Julien’s Auctions: Classic Costumes Go Under the Hammer

Julien’s Hollywood Icons and Idols sale draws high bids for famous costumes, but not the big numbers seen last year at the Debbie Reynolds auction. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds Costume Auction: Marilyn Goes for $4.6 Million!

$ 4,600,000 for Marilyn Monroe’s ‘subway’ dress was only just one mega bid of many. Continue reading