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Costume Stories, This Week: Game of Thrones and FIDM

A quiet week for costume. Game of Thrones New costume and props exhibition to travel around the world. No dribbling over the embroidery, but you can sit on the Iron Throne. …and check out Daenerys’ ‘hot new dress’ in this … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Frozen and Ane Crabtree

Happy New Ye- oh we’ve done that already. Carry on. ‘How Hollywood is ruining a Billion Dollar Industry’ Amber Jane Butchart found this amazing article from 1938 and it is essential, and occasionally shocking, reading. Inside Llewyn Davis Video: Legendary … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: American Hustle and Hollywood Costume

The last TWO weeks in costume. Sorry, we were a bit busy. Paul Walker Costume designer Kristin M. Burke worked with Paul Walker on Running Scared. Here she shares a few personal memories of the man and the professional. Hollywood … Continue reading

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Working Girl: The Culture of Power Dressing

Costume designer Ann Roth’s template for Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols) is especially astute with regards to the social and geographical make up of its characters. Protagonist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a homely girl raised and living … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Elysium and The O.C.

Costume’s read all about it this week. Eyes of Laura Mars Guise analyses the influential costume classic. Just don’t call it ‘fashion’. The O.C. Tyranny of Style’s fantastic, mammoth look back the costumes of The O.C. Remember Seth’s reindeer Christmas … Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear – Part 2

Second and final part of our retrospective of The Grifters with insight from Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear

First in our two part retrospective of neo-noir classic The Grifters with exclusive insight from the film’s assistant costume designer Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Martin/Prada Great Gatsby Collaboration: Fashion as Costume?

The press love Prada’s involvement with The Great Gatsby, but exactly how much does this help the film’s costume design? Continue reading

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American Gigolo: Armani Gere

American Gigolo is not about its protagonist, it is about what he wears. American Gigolo is about Armani. Continue reading

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Scarface: Dress and Excess

The arrival of Scarface on Blu-ray grants ideal opportunity to indulge in Patricia Norris’ exemplary, disco couture costumes. Continue reading

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Hanna: Interview with Costume Designer Lucie Bates

Lucie Bates exclusively discusses her work on Hanna, inducing parodies, subtext and working with Giorgio Armani. Continue reading

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Katie Holmes in The Kennedys: Armani’s Copy of a Copy

Unquestionably the most historically significant outfit Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy wears in the show is her rose pink tweed suit. Continue reading