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Become The Babadook

On the surface the Babadook is just another bogeyman: prickly, sinewy, all arched limbs and spiky digits. And this is the point: he is just another bogeyman; it is what he represents that really matters. Without spoiling too much, The … Continue reading

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Michael Caine in The Italian Job: Part 2

This is part 2 (part 1 HERE) of an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore … Continue reading

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Take Me to my Tailor: Michael Caine in The Italian Job

The following is an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore during the film. If The … Continue reading

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Peaky Blinders: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

If you’re not watching BBC 2’s gangster western Peaky Blinders, stop reading now and seek it out on iPlayer – there’s still one episode left so you have time to join the party. Peaky Blinders is the slow burning tale … Continue reading

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Dress like a Peaky Blinder

Let’s get this straight: Peaky Blinders is not Boardwalk Empire. It’s a post World War I gangster drama, during roughly the same time period (1919 as opposed to the early 20’s), it’s gritty, features loyal yet warring brothers, is as … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness: The Devil is in the Details

Spoiler warning: The costume clues and details of Star Trek Into Darkness. Continue reading

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Skyfall Teaser Trailer Hits: Provocative

The first trailer for Skyfall hits with several suits, an overcoat, sportswear and a beanie. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Costume Trailer Arrives

First look at Jenny Beavan’s late Victorian-with-a-twist costumes in action. Continue reading

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Johnny Depp in Public Enemies: Costume as Plot

Public Enemies demonstrates how costume can actually drive a story narrative. Continue reading

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Brighton Rock and Mod: Trailer Hits

It’s grim by the coast. A trailer for 1960s set Brighton Rock has arrived online. Continue reading

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Live and Let Die: Roger Moore’s Chesterfield Coat

Moore manages a successful style coup early on in Live and Let Die. His cropped navy blue chesterfield coat. Continue reading