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Costume Stories: This Week, Barry Lyndon & Sleepy Hollow

Catch up with the week’s costume links. Fashion Fall Trends From big screen and small, Nathalie Atkinson analyses – with typical and unrelenting brilliance – inspiration for the fall fashion season. Ken Van Duyne, Assistant Costume Designer Chats about his … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby: A Conversation with Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin chats about The Great Gatsby costumes, design and a lack of nostalgia. Continue reading

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Julien’s Auctions: Classic Costumes Go Under the Hammer

Julien’s Hollywood Icons and Idols sale draws high bids for famous costumes, but not the big numbers seen last year at the Debbie Reynolds auction. Continue reading

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Win! Five Copies of Movie Dressmaking Book Sew Iconic

We have five copies of Liz Gregory’s movie dressmaking book Sew Iconic to give away. That’s right, five. Continue reading

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Costume & Identity in Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Edith Head’s costume design for Vertigo demonstrates the power of clothes in forming identities on-screen. Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Coming to V&A

Hollywood costume comes to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in the most exciting exhibition of its type ever announced. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds Costume Auction: Marilyn Goes for $4.6 Million!

$ 4,600,000 for Marilyn Monroe’s ‘subway’ dress was only just one mega bid of many. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds’ Costume Collection Up For Auction

The Debbie Reynolds costume collection is up for sale. Darn you, worldwide recession! Continue reading