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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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Review: Skyfall

James Bond is back and he has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits. Continue reading

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Designing 007 Exhibition: Costumes Galore

A look at the costumes you can expect to see and enjoy at Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style. Continue reading

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Review: The King’s Speech

A majestic tale set in a buttoned-up world of repressed emotion. Continue reading

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Zach Galifianakis in Due Date: Theatre Geek

Costume designer Louise Mingenbach worked closely with Zach Galifianakis to create Ethan’s camp and blissfully unaware look. Continue reading