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Costuming The Dressmaker

Twenty-five years ago, costume designer Margot Wilson was a student living in Paris when she picked up a roll of red, moire silk fabric during a shopping trip to Milan. She didn’t know why, or what for; she wasn’t even … 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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Mildred Pierce: Uniform Appeal

The displaced sex appeal of uniforms in Mildred Pierce. Continue reading

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HBO Sessions Video: Clothes on Film Discuss Mildred Pierce

Clothes on Film editor, Chris Laverty discusses the costumes of Mildred Pierce for filmed HBO Sessions. Continue reading

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Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce: Sex and the Housedress

A prevalent theme in the first episode of Mildred Pierce starring is how domestic costume can be read as a signal for sexual availability. Continue reading