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The Conjuring 2: Costume Q&A with Kristin Burke

It was late November, 2016 when I visited the set of The Conjuring 2 (directed by James Wan). The reason I never wrote about it for Clothes on Film or anywhere else was because of my official role on the … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Amy Adams & Sleepy Hollow

Give us three minutes; we’ll give you the costume world. Amy Adams Current actress of the moment and friend of costume designers everywhere, Amy Adams, is to be honoured at this year’s CDG awards on 22nd February. Totò a colori … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Sandy Powell and Bad Grandpa

What have you missed costume wise this week? Well…. Sandy Powell In conversation with Kinvara Balfour at the Regent Street Apple Store, 18th November. Scandal Lyn Paolo has no intention of becoming a fashion designer. Sleepy Hollow We’re a bit … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Masters of Sex and TED Talk

Mainly TV costume this week. The Good Wife ‘Not strong women dressed as men’ – cice interview with costume designer Daniel Lawson. Scandal Costume designer Lyn Paolo on just how amazing Kerry Washington is going to look in season 3. … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Downton Abbey & Breaking Bad

This week’s costume biggies. The Great Race Karen Noske analyses the exceptional work of Edith Head for Natalie Wood. Breaking Bad Emma Fraser looks at Lydia’s blue coat (and her influence on Todd’s clothing) in recent episodes. Downton Abbey Caroline … Continue reading

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Working Girl: The Culture of Power Dressing

Costume designer Ann Roth’s template for Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols) is especially astute with regards to the social and geographical make up of its characters. Protagonist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a homely girl raised and living … Continue reading

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Paranormal Activity 2: Kristin Burke Costume Designer Q&A

Read about the clever ‘ordinariness’ of the Paranormal Activity 2’s costume design in an exclusive interview with Kristin M. Burke. Continue reading

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New Paranormal Activity 2 Clip: Ordinary is Scary

Paranormal Activity 2 does look interesting; not least costume wise. In a very ordinary way. Continue reading