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Costume Stories, This Week: The Winter Soldier and Mad Men

That’ll do, costume. That’ll do. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Hello Tailor is stealing away your life with her rundowns of this mildly popular comic book movie. Not all are costume based, though all are worth reading. Here is PART … Continue reading

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The Bloody Sartorialist: Christian Bale in American Psycho

American Psycho (2000, costume designer Isis Mussenden) is a late 1980s set film that highlights the importance placed on external appearance and the disparity that can lie between this and the true nature of a person. The ‘Psycho’ of the … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Catching Fire and Downton Abbey

Oi! Costume! The Fifth Element Jean Paul Gaultier’s original costume for when Prince was cast as outrageous Ruby Rhod. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire A few more words with Trish Summerville about one of the most anticipated costume films of … Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear – Part 2

Second and final part of our retrospective of The Grifters with insight from Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear

First in our two part retrospective of neo-noir classic The Grifters with exclusive insight from the film’s assistant costume designer Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Martin/Prada Great Gatsby Collaboration: Fashion as Costume?

The press love Prada’s involvement with The Great Gatsby, but exactly how much does this help the film’s costume design? Continue reading

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Coming to America: Prints & Turbans in Contemporary Fashion

Two trends in women’s fashion for 2011 are prints and turbans, empathised in the film Coming to America. Continue reading

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Tron Legacy: Merchandising the MCP

The proposed ethos behind Tron Legacy merchandising is more than just product; it’s a lifestyle choice. Continue reading

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Alien Anthology: A Revolution in Sci-Fi Costume Design – PT2

Part 2 of our examination into how the Alien films have used costume design to contextualise primal terror. Continue reading