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Homecoming: Betsy Heimann on Costuming Godless

MINOR SPOILERS At a pivotal juncture during the Fathers & Sons episode of Godless (2017), the camera tracks into a pink ribbon tied on the back of young woman’s hair; a woman who is suffering from the onset symptoms of … Continue reading

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From Bum to Italian Stallion: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky

In the very opening scene of Rocky (1976, costume designer Robert Cambel), we see the title character in the ring, bare chested, hands encased in boxing gloves, the picture of sporting violence and masculinity. But this is no more than … Continue reading

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Status and Signifiers: Costume in There Will Be Blood

Costume designer Mark Bridges described There Will Be Blood (2007) as his most challenging film, referring to the difficulties he faced in transporting costumes to the remote location in West Texas, after director Paul Thomas Anderson called for a new … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Amy Adams & Sleepy Hollow

Give us three minutes; we’ll give you the costume world. Amy Adams Current actress of the moment and friend of costume designers everywhere, Amy Adams, is to be honoured at this year’s CDG awards on 22nd February. Totò a colori … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger: Never take off the Mask

There is not man behind the mask; the mask is The Lone Ranger. Continue reading

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Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz is here and as far as fantasy costume is concerned, you are in for some surprises. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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2001 and Hardy Amies: When Fashion and Film Collide

Fascinating video about Hardy Amies costumes for 2001: A Space Odyssey. 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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Review: Looper

A mishmash of sci-fi conventions and clichés cobbled together as something we have never quite seen before. 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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The Secret Sharer: Abbie Cornish & Andrea Riseborough in W.E.

The glamorous look of the mid-1930s threads its way through dual love stories in W.E. Continue reading