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Costuming The Dressmaker

Twenty-five years ago, costume designer Margot Wilson was a student living in Paris when she picked up a roll of red, moire silk fabric during a shopping trip to Milan. She didn’t know why, or what for; she wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Review: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A breezy retrospective of the most famous fashion editor of all time. Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly’s Coral Top and Skirt

This coral pink ensemble encompasses and challenges the absolute femininity of Grace Kelly. Continue reading

Nestled just over half way through Sew Iconic is the ice blue chiffon dress worn by Grace Kelly and designed by Edith Head for To Catch a Thief (1954). Get some practise in before tackling this one. © 2011 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

To Catch a Thief: Grace Kelly in Blue Chiffon

As worn by Grace Kelly, this floaty, conspicuous dress is an appreciable nod to Dior’s ‘New Look’ of the late 1940s. Continue reading

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Beyond Biba, Beyond Fashion

Beyond Biba: A Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki is a contextualised examination of one woman’s extraordinary influence on popular culture. Continue reading

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Grace Kelly Exhibition Opens at the V&A

The V&A in London is hosting an exhibition of dresses and accessories once belonging to Grace Kelly. Continue reading