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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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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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Monica Bellucci as Malèna: Beauty, Black and Heels

In Malèna, Monica Bellucci plays an impossible vision of beauty; a woman so striking she is immediately sexualised by all who lay eyes on her. Continue reading

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Anuvahood: Urban Wear Swagger

Anuvahood showcases urban wear swagger. If you want to belong, you must fit in. Continue reading

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Kind Hearts and Coronets: Decadent Dennis Price

The range of Edwardian coats cut for Dennis Price are recreated with remarkable historical accuracy. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 2: Tweed Suits and Ulsters

Final part of our analysis of Sherlock Holmes complete with insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 1: Frock Coats & Bustles

With insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan, we commence our sartorial analysis of Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading