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Costume Stories, This Week: Dallas and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

So what’s been happening this week then? Blue Jasmine ‘In costuming the past we lose the present.’ Wonder Woman Michael Wilkinson has basically said nothing about Wonder Woman’s outfit, yet we’re still hanging on his every word. Mad Men Jessica … Continue reading

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American Hustle: Beneath the Glamour

MILD SPOILERS Costume designer Michael Wilkinson’s main accomplishment with American Hustle has largely been overlooked in favour of praising him as some kind of vintage stylist with an eye for provocative gowns and desirable heels. The truth is he has … Continue reading

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Deo Veritas: Creating the James Bond Cocktail Cuff Shirt

This is a personal post about designing my custom made James Bond shirt. It is not an advertorial and wasn’t paid for. All photographs are of the final finished shirt(s) and taken by David Wade of Vogue Shot photography. There … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Anna Nicole and House of Cards

The week in costume design. Continue reading

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Costume Round Up: Get Your Coat

Thanks at least in part to the wintry weather, this week’s costume round up is coats on film. Continue reading

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Argo Buy a Sports Jacket: The Thinking Man’s Hero Attire

Ben Affleck’s pseudo-cowboy costume in Argo harks back to the golden age of the sports jacket. Continue reading

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: The Primer for Skyfall

George Lazenby’s fashionable Bond is sartorially similar to Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Continue reading

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All About Bond: A Book of 007 Photographs By Terry O’Neill

A new compilation of sartorially revealing James Bond photographs by Terry O’Neill. 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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Video: Designing James Bond’s Suits: Connery to Craig

A new web documentary analysing the look of James Bond. Continue reading