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Recreating the Levi’s Spring Bottom Pants Advert from 1905

Levi’s® Spring Bottom pants are a most fascinating garment. Introduced in 1889 they are essentially jean trousers intended for Victorian (and later Edwardian) gentlemen. This is the first time Levi’s had focused their products on such an audience. Previously their … Continue reading

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British Costume Designers: A Migration of Talent

From Chris Laverty’s regular column ‘Fabric of Cinema’ for Arts Illustrated magazine, here is an abridged version of the most recently published essay ‘A Migration of Talent’. The current issue of Arts Illustrated focuses on those that have moved across … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra: Wearing Liberace On Stage and Off

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick brings Liberace back to life on stage and off. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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FilmCraft: Costume Design – A New Book by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Not the only book you should buy about costume design, but probably the best. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Clothes on Film’s 2011 Costume Design Round Up

By no means intended as an exhaustive list, Clothes on Film ponder an overview of 2011 in costume. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Costume Trailer Arrives

First look at Jenny Beavan’s late Victorian-with-a-twist costumes in action. Continue reading

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Dressing the Stars: British Costume Design Exhibition

An exhibition of British costume design from films such as The King’s Speech and Pirates of the Caribbean opens at the Fashion Museum in July. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes 2: Q&A With Costume Designer Jenny Beavan

Sherlock Holmes 2 costume designer Jenny Beavan chats exclusively to Clothes on Film about what to expect in the finished film. Continue reading

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CDG Awards: Black Swan Takes the Prize

Costume designer Amy Westcott has finally been rewarded for her work on Black Swan with a CDG Award. Continue reading

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Movie Costumes on Display in Los Angeles

For those of you lucky enough to live in LA, literally racks of costumes have just on display at The FIDM Museum. Continue reading