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Mad Men Season 6 Premiere: Approaching the 1970s

Our thoughts on the costume design in the season 6 premiere of Mad Men. Continue reading

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Doris Day in Pillow Talk: Couture Allure

Doris Day’s last hurrah for 1950s fashion wearing some of the most exquisite costumes ever seen on screen. 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

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Review: The Artist

If there is a more joyous film this year, we haven’t seen it. Continue reading

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Review: Water for Elephants

Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. Continue reading

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Beyond Biba, Beyond Fashion

Beyond Biba: A Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki is a contextualised examination of one woman’s extraordinary influence on popular culture. Continue reading

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Carice van Houten in Black Book: The Red Dress

Carice van Houten is a Resistance beauty of Jean Harlow-esque proportions in an unmissable red halterneck dress. Continue reading