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Contemporary Costume: Where Have the Aloha Shirts Gone?

While science-fiction and period costume can sell to collectors at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, the future of contemporary costume from the contemporary drama, comedy and thriller genres is unclear. Costumes from films set in the modern age … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Inside Llewyn Davis & Mockingjay

This week you may have missed… Ingenious Costume Design Good list from Rebecca Clough at Den of Geek of ingenious movie costume design. And while we’re about it, congratulations to another of their regular writers, Ryan Lambie, for his FDA … 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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Costume Stories, This Week: Wolf of Wall Street & Bruce Lee

Costume stories for the festive season. Shame that none of these have anything to do with Christmas. Bronx Bombers on Broadway Let’s all go to the theatre.Tyranny of Style has published an eye-opening interview with Bronx Bombers costume designer David … Continue reading

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The Catwalk of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

When you are costuming the biggest franchise release of the year and creating a capsule range to run alongside it for a major online retailer, it is clear a normal approach to the task is not going to work. Ex-stylist … 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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer Hits

The very first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it’s more uniform than glamour. Continue reading

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All the Catching Fire Fashion Portraits in One Place

A fun glimpse at the bizarre fashions to expect in Catching Fire thanks to costume designer Trish Summerville. Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games

Judianna Makovsky’s costume design provides an intentional method of understanding The Hunger Games’ politics. Continue reading

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Winter’s Bone: Rebecca Hofherr Interview

Costume designer Rebecca Hofherr talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her incredible contribution to Winter’s Bone. Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class Trailer

The period is swinging, but the trailer is classy. 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