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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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The Phantom of the Opera: Colour, Character and Costume

The Phantom of the opera demonstrates that the colour, size and shape of a character’s costumes can communicate on a subliminal level. Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris: Nostalgia Fashion

Sonia Grande’s costume design for Midnight in Paris offers everything we expect of 1920s Paris and the contemporary nouveau riche. Continue reading

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Review: Drive

For a guy who prefers the synthetic appeal of satin and alloy, physical contact is a violent business. Continue reading

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Michael Caine in Get Carter: Killer Suit

Michael Caine created Jack Carter, yet his immaculate blue mohair suit was more than a little responsible for creating the myth. Continue reading

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Meryl Streep in Costume for The Iron Lady Trailer

More clip than teaser trailer, but Meryl Streep certainly does look the part. Continue reading

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Bridesmaids Q&A: Comedy Costume

With exclusive insight from Leesa Evans, Clothes on Film takes an overview look at the art of comedic costume in Bridesmaids. 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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X-Men: First Class Costumes

Some official images have surfaced for X-Men: First Class. The sixties costumes vibe is not excessive, however. Continue reading