HR_2153_tiff.tif © 2016 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Long and Lean: The Silhouette of High Rise

Or when your costumes look like a building. Odile Dicks-Mireaux’s designs for High Rise (2016) are far more than that. But for a film set in such a heavily stylised world, especially one created by sci-fi author J.G. Ballard, homogeny … Continue reading

Levi_shoot_edit_David Wade © 2014 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Recreating the Levi’s Spring Bottom Pants Advert from 1905

Levi’s® Spring Bottom pants are a most fascinating garment. Introduced in 1889 they are essentially jean trousers intended for Victorian (and later Edwardian) gentlemen. This is the first time Levi’s had focused their products on such an audience. Previously their … Continue reading

The Butler_Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey dress_Image credit The Weinstein Company © 2013 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Costume Stories: This Week, The Butler and Evil Dead

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 film. T-shirts “Kiss me I’m … Continue reading

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol_Paula Patton gun_image credit Paramount Pictures-1 © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Review: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Enjoyably daft fare with enough fast cars and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits. Continue reading

Norwegian Wood_Rinko Kikuchi scarf, Kenichi Matsuyama scarf_Image credit Soda Pictures-1 © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Review: Norwegian Wood

Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times. Continue reading

Sherlock-Holmes-A-Game-of-Shadows-image-Robert-Downey-Jr-Jude-Law © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Sherlock Holmes 2: Q&A With Costume Designer Jenny Beavan

Sherlock Holmes 2 costume designer Jenny Beavan chats exclusively to Clothes on Film about what to expect in the finished film. Continue reading

Pollock_Ed Harris_jeans painting, white tee.bmp © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Pollock: Ed Harris in Paint Splattered Denim

Jackson Pollock spawned a thousand imitators in the art world when he chose to work in denim jeans. Continue reading

Mr Nice_Rhys Ifans aviator sunglasses_Image: E1 Entertainment © 2010 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Mr Nice starring Rhys Ifans: Lots of Nice Photos

Costume designer Carloine Harris has recreates the vibrant look of the 1970s. Continue reading

Quantum of Solace_Daniel Craig_CU jacket top.bmp © 2010 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Bond 23 Not Gonna Happen. Not Yet Anyway

Shocking, but not really considering all the legal wrangling going on recently, Bond 23 has been shelved “indefinitely”. Continue reading