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Midnight in Paris: Nostalgia Fashion

Sonia Grande’s costume design for Midnight in Paris offers everything we expect of 1920s Paris and the contemporary nouveau riche. Continue reading

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Katie Holmes in The Kennedys: Armani’s Copy of a Copy

Unquestionably the most historically significant outfit Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy wears in the show is her rose pink tweed suit. Continue reading

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Favourite Fashions From Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Less a costume movie and more a fashion one, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is typical of its naughty director Russ Meyer in all the best ways. Continue reading

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Clueless: Calvin Klein White Dress Makes Comeback

Did you know that Calvin Klein has re-released the white dress that Alicia Silverstone made famous in Clueless? Yes, you probably did. Continue reading

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Colleen Goes Contemporary: First Official Pic from The Tourist

A solitary official image from The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Contemporary costume design by Coleen Atwood. Continue reading

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Changeling: Angelina Jolie’s Fur Trimmed Coat

Angelina Jolie suits the unstructured dresses and cloche hats in Changeling perfectly. Continue reading

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Dual Analysis: Rosemary’s Baby – KB’s Thoughts

Part two of a new Dual Analysis. Costume designer Kristin Burke from FrockTalk gives her thoughts on Rosemary’s Baby. Continue reading

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Dual Analysis: Rosemary’s Baby – Chris’ Thoughts

Anthea Sylbert was prolific following Rosemary’s Baby. Roman Polanski’s atmospheric horror was essentially her big break – and one of her toughest challenges too. Continue reading

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Belle de Jour: Sex and Alienation

Featuring Yves Saint Laurent couture as cool and disaffecting its protagonist, Belle de Jour can be read effectively through costume. Continue reading