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Smooth Talk: “Tomorrow Night I’ll Wear the Halter”

Moments of sartorial significance, and that glimmer of recognition that we feel upon seeing an onscreen outfit worn more than once are found throughout Smooth Talk, Joyce Chopra’s underseen 1986 adaptation of a Joyce Carol Oates short story. The film … 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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Review: Water for Elephants

Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly’s Beach Wear

This is the most fun and elaborate outfit Grace Kelly wears in To Catch a Thief. Continue reading

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Goldfinger: Sean Connery in a Towelling Playsuit

The blue towelling playsuit in Goldfinger is typically remembered as Bond’s one sartorial disaster. Yet it might be worthy of reconsideration. Continue reading

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Water for Elephants: Latest Trailer and Stills

Some images and the latest trailer from Water for Elephants. Period costume design by Jacqueline West. Continue reading

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Carice van Houten in Black Book: The Red Dress

Carice van Houten is a Resistance beauty of Jean Harlow-esque proportions in an unmissable red halterneck dress. Continue reading