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Stoker: Colour the Narrative

Here is a brief extract from editor Chris Laverty’s third ‘Fabric of Cinema’ column for international periodical Arts Illustrated. The main reason for a plug is the subject matter discussed: colour, without doubt one of the most fascinating aspects of … Continue reading

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The Birds: Tippi Hedren in the Green Suit

Why does Tippi Hedren wear a green suit in The Birds, and what does it mean? Continue reading

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Kurt and Bart Discuss the Costume Design of Stoker

Kurt and Bart are fascinating. Forged as art school drop outs in 1980s New York, their name is now a singular brand to movers and shakers in the media industry. Yet they are two people, two very real people: Kurt … Continue reading

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Costume Design in Stoker: Control Yourself

It’s all about the shoes in Stoker. Continue reading

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Piper Perabo Discusses Looper Costume Design

Piper Perabo chats to Clothes on Film about costume design for her role in Looper. Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises: Costume Q&A with Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer Lindy Hemming talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her work on The Dark Knight Rises. Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan once again shows his appreciation for costume in this immensely satisfying end to the Dark Knight trilogy. Continue reading

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Sandra Bullock in The Proposal: Small Wardrobe, Big Impact

With exclusive insight from costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas, we analyse Sandra Bullock’s low volume, big impact wardrobe in The Proposal. 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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Monica Bellucci as Malèna: Beauty, Black and Heels

In Malèna, Monica Bellucci plays an impossible vision of beauty; a woman so striking she is immediately sexualised by all who lay eyes on her. Continue reading