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Disney’s Cinderella Trailer: The Costumes of Sandy Powell

The first full-length trailer for Disney’s new live-action adaptation of Cinderella was this week and featured tantalising glimpses of what promises to be a visually gorgeous film. The costumes, designed by three time Academy Award winner Sandy Powell, appear to … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: A Contemporary Costume Evolution

Doctor Who, the quirky British sci-fi television series about a time travelling alien and his friends, premiered in 1963. Since then there have been twelve Doctors (and a War Doctor), each with their own unique looks to match their unique … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow: Q&A with Costume Designer Kristin M. Burke

If you watch supernatural cop show Sleepy Hollow on Fox (Universal in the UK), you will definitely know who Kristin Burke is. Her sartorial contribution to the first season has ingrained the series with a handsome, consistent, yet oddly plausible … Continue reading

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Costume Designer Joanna Johnston Talks Lincoln & Jack

Joanna Johnston chats about her work on Lincoln and what we can we can expect from her latest project Jack the Giant Slayer. Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

The biggest compliment that can be paid to Joanna Johnston’s costumes in Lincoln is that you will hardly notice them. Continue reading

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Review: Les Misérables

Les Misérables is drenched in costume symbolism, specifically revolutionary red, white and blue. Subtle was never its intention. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Review: The Woman in Black

Proving that frock coats and heavy lace dresses really are terrifying. Continue reading