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Review: The Woman in Black

Proving that frock coats and heavy lace dresses really are terrifying. Continue reading

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Louise Bourgoin as Adèle Blanc-Sec: Feathers in Her Hat

Adèle Blanc-Sec’s world is akin to a fantasy Belle Époque; 1910s attire dotted among reanimated corpses and a dinosaur. 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

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Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: To Die For

As TracyDi Vicenzo in OHMSS, Diana Rigg wore a daring 1960s wedding ensemble. Continue reading

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Costume Q&A with Lucinda Wright

Lucinda Wright talks to Clothes on Film about her contribution to The Suspicions of Mr Whicher starring Paddy Considine. Continue reading

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Changeling: Angelina Jolie’s Fur Trimmed Coat

Angelina Jolie suits the unstructured dresses and cloche hats in Changeling perfectly. Continue reading