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Trish Summerville: The Hunger Games Changer

For this month’s Fabric of Cinema column in pan-India publication Arts Illustrated, Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty discussed the game changing costume design work of Trish Summerville. This makes that terrible title pun you’ve just read almost acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Realism through Identity: Clothing in The Last of Us

If you have played The Last of Us on Playstation 3 it has likely ruined video gaming for you. The world created is so vivid and believable that every game afterward just feels dated and empty. Throughout, The Last of … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady: Costume as Distinction, Gender and Protection

A look at late Margaret Thatcher’s colour specific wardrobe as represented in the film The Iron Lady. Continue reading

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Of Money and Sex: Fitzgerald, Luhrmann, and Clothing in The Great Gatsby

We analyse exactly what Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin need to get right for their costume design in The Great Gatsby. 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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Crazy, Stupid, Love: Suits and 407s

Crazy, Stupid Love is every inch the ‘fashion film’, both in terms of narrative and costume designer Dayna Pink’s elegant menswear styling. Continue reading

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Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan

All the recurring themes in Desperately Seeking Susan are linked to one jacket. Continue reading

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Review: Black Swan

A ferocious work from a filmmaker at the height of his game, Black Swan is an incredibly satisfying piece of cinema. Continue reading

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Black Swan: Interview with Darren Aronofsky

Clothes on Film chatted with Darren Aronofsky about the challenges of portraying perfection in Black Swan, method acting and The Wolverine. Continue reading

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Black Swan International Trailer is Beautiful

The international trailer for Black Swan brings anticipation to the max. Continue reading

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Black Swan Images = Costume Heaven

We have it on good authority that Black Swan is ‘spectacular’ so here are some striking images to get you in ‘that place’. Continue reading