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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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Top Costumes of the Year 2013

What a busy twelve months it’s been for costume design. Really though, this art, or craft, or business (Deborah Nadoolman Landis insists it is definitely a business) gets more talked about each year. 2013 was especially exciting however as it … 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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Costume Designer Joanna Johnston Talks Lincoln & Jack

Joanna Johnston chats about her work on Lincoln and what we can we can expect from her latest project Jack the Giant Slayer. Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

The biggest compliment that can be paid to Joanna Johnston’s costumes in Lincoln is that you will hardly notice them. Continue reading

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CDG Award Nominations Are In: Hmm…

The Costume Designers Guild Award nominations right some wrongs and ignore quite a few others. Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations: At Least One Surprise

Oscar announces their Costume Design nominees and at least make up for one BAFTA shortfall. Continue reading

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BAFTA Nominations: Guess the Line-Up

BAFTA Costume design nominations announced. Worthy, but no surprises. 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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War Horse: Interview with Costume Designer Joanna Johnston

Clothes on Film had an exclusive conversation with costume designer Joanna Johnston about her work on War Horse. Continue reading