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A few of the week’s costume titbits. The Butler Costume designer Ruth Carter explains her work on The Butler. Honest, with lots of detail – absolutely worth a read. …and Oprah’s ‘fashion evolution’ in the[…]
Enjoyably daft fare with enough fast cars and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits.
Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times.
Sherlock Holmes 2 costume designer Jenny Beavan chats exclusively to Clothes on Film about what to expect in the finished film.
Jackson Pollock spawned a thousand imitators in the art world when he chose to work in denim jeans.
Denim legitimises Warren Beatty’s character as a man capable of more than posing.
Costume designer Carloine Harris has recreates the vibrant look of the 1970s.
Shocking, but not really considering all the legal wrangling going on recently, Bond 23 has been shelved “indefinitely”.