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Phantom Thread: An Insight into Autism and Relationships

SPOILERS If you’ve heard anything about Phantom Thread (2017, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson), you are bound to uncover a multitude of thoughts on the astounding Academy Award winning costume work of Mark Bridges or the retirement role of Daniel … Continue reading

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Status and Signifiers: Costume in There Will Be Blood

Costume designer Mark Bridges described There Will Be Blood (2007) as his most challenging film, referring to the difficulties he faced in transporting costumes to the remote location in West Texas, after director Paul Thomas Anderson called for a new … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing: Colour Blind Costuming

Analysis of Shawna Trpcic’s subtle costume signifiers with input from the designer herself. Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Look of Love and Man of Steel

The week’s costume stories and links. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear – Part 2

Second and final part of our retrospective of The Grifters with insight from Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear

First in our two part retrospective of neo-noir classic The Grifters with exclusive insight from the film’s assistant costume designer Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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CDG Award Nominations Are In: Hmm…

The Costume Designers Guild Award nominations right some wrongs and ignore quite a few others. Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations: At Least One Surprise

Oscar announces their Costume Design nominees and at least make up for one BAFTA shortfall. Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Opens at the V&A in London

A rundown of why Hollywood Costume at the V&A is the best event you will see all year. Continue reading

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FilmCraft: Costume Design – A New Book by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Not the only book you should buy about costume design, but probably the best. Continue reading

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Costume Design Award Winners Round Up: Oscar, BAFTA & CDG

The votes have been counted, the prizes dished out… Continue reading

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Orange BAFTA Film Awards: The Costume Nominees

Who might win for costume design at the Orange BAFTA Film Awards? Continue reading