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Working Girl: The Culture of Power Dressing

Costume designer Ann Roth’s template for Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols) is especially astute with regards to the social and geographical make up of its characters. Protagonist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a homely girl raised and living … 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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Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower: Mini Skirts and Mini Suits

Goldie Hawn’s unforgettable debut in hot pants and mini skirts in Cactus Flower. 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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Lawless: Interview with Costume Designer Margot Wilson

Costume designer Margot Wilson talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her impeccable work on Lawless. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Anaïs Romand Discusses House of Tolerance

French costume designer Anaïs Romand discusses her work on House of Tolerance (L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close). Continue reading

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Clueless: Crayola Brights & Rich Girl Prep

“Fashion victim” or “ensemble-y challenged”. Examining the legacy of Mona May’s costume design for Clueless. Continue reading

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Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing

Ruth E. Carter’s work on Do the Right Thing is a masterclass in how costume can influence the look and feel of a film. Continue reading

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Captain America: Q&A with Costume Designer Anna B. Sheppard

Clothes on Film chats exclusively to Anna B. Sheppard about her work on Captain America: The First Avenger. Continue reading

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Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Some of the finest superhero costume design ever committed to film. Continue reading

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Review: Norwegian Wood

Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times. Continue reading