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Arnold Scaasi (8 May 1930 – 3 August 2015)

When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best … Continue reading

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Doris Day in Pillow Talk: Couture Allure

Doris Day’s last hurrah for 1950s fashion wearing some of the most exquisite costumes ever seen on screen. Continue reading

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Gena Rowlands in Gloria: Gangster’s Ex Wears a Skirt Suit

Gena Rowlands’ costumes as Gloria evocate character through a fashionable capsule wardrobe. Continue reading

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Review: Drive

For a guy who prefers the synthetic appeal of satin and alloy, physical contact is a violent business. Continue reading

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Scarface: Dress and Excess

The arrival of Scarface on Blu-ray grants ideal opportunity to indulge in Patricia Norris’ exemplary, disco couture costumes. Continue reading

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Review: Water for Elephants

Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. Continue reading

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Water for Elephants: Latest Trailer and Stills

Some images and the latest trailer from Water for Elephants. Period costume design by Jacqueline West. Continue reading

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Top Hat: Ginger Rogers’ Ostrich Feather Dress

The most memorable musical number ever captured on film, and Ginger Rogers’ dress contributes to this greatly. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 2: Tweed Suits and Ulsters

Final part of our analysis of Sherlock Holmes complete with insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Costume Guide Part 1: Frock Coats & Bustles

With insight from costume designer Jenny Beavan, we commence our sartorial analysis of Sherlock Holmes. Continue reading