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Beautiful Oppression: Tilda Swinton in I am Love

From stills of this film alone you could easily be forgiven in thinking that I am Love (Io sono l’amore, 2009) was set during the 1960s. The designer clothes draped worn by lead members of the Recchi family, as selected … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer: Q&A with Costume Designer Catherine George

Chances are you have not seen Snowpiercer yet due to its limited availability and release fiasco. If so, skip this interview and watch the film first. Go in clean, because Snowpiercer really is as good as everyone’s telling you. Based … Continue reading

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American Hustle: Beneath the Glamour

MILD SPOILERS Costume designer Michael Wilkinson’s main accomplishment with American Hustle has largely been overlooked in favour of praising him as some kind of vintage stylist with an eye for provocative gowns and desirable heels. The truth is he has … Continue reading

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Teaser Trailer: Disney’s Maleficent: Evil Wears Fur

Maleficent is a nasty piece of work. She curses a princess, Aurora, to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die before her 16th birthday. She wears black, has horns on her hat. She is sensational. Disney’s live action … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

As is often the way with costume designers, Stephanie Collie is something of an unsung hero. We will not reel off her entire back catalogue, but it does include South Riding (2011, TV), Telstar (2008) Peter’s Friends (1992) and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Look of Love: Dressing the No-Body Body

How changing body shapes can affect the appearance of period costume. Continue reading

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Fight Club: Remembering Marla, the Dark Tourist

Costume designer Michael Kaplan reminisces with Clothes on Film about creating dark tourist Marla Singer in Fight Club.
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Costume Round Up: Get Your Coat

Thanks at least in part to the wintry weather, this week’s costume round up is coats on film. Continue reading

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Sharen Davis Costume Interview: Django Unchained

Django Unchained costume designer Sharen Davis exclusively explains her work on the film. Continue reading

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Sandra Dee in If A Man Answers: A Salmon Run Up Beacon Hill

The evolving costumes worn by Sandra Dee in classic sixties gender comedy A Man Answers. 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