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A Colourful Tale: The Costume Canvas of Dick Tracy

A preview of Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty’s article on the vibrant costume design of Dick Tracy for Arts Illustrated magazine. Truly unique, Dick Tracy is as close to a comic strip brought to life as any film before … Continue reading

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The Bloody Sartorialist: Christian Bale in American Psycho

American Psycho (2000, costume designer Isis Mussenden) is a late 1980s set film that highlights the importance placed on external appearance and the disparity that can lie between this and the true nature of a person. The ‘Psycho’ of the … 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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Costume Round Up: Get Your Coat

Thanks at least in part to the wintry weather, this week’s costume round up is coats on film. Continue reading

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The Conversation: Gene Hackman’s Raincoat

With exclusive insight from costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers, we investigate the story behind Harry Caul’s distinctive plastic raincoat. Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class Costumes

Some official images have surfaced for X-Men: First Class. The sixties costumes vibe is not excessive, however. Continue reading