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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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Realism through Identity: Clothing in The Last of Us

If you have played The Last of Us on Playstation 3 it has likely ruined video gaming for you. The world created is so vivid and believable that every game afterward just feels dated and empty. Throughout, The Last of … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave Trailer: Fine Fabrics

Fabrics jump out of the screen in this trailer for 12 Years a Slave. Continue reading

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World War Z and the Art of Breaking Down

World War Z neatly demonstrates the art of breaking down and distressing costume. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Joanna Johnston Talks Lincoln & Jack

Joanna Johnston chats about her work on Lincoln and what we can we can expect from her latest project Jack the Giant Slayer. 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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Review: Skyfall

James Bond is back and he has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits. Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Trailer: Roaring Costumes

In a week of exciting trailers, the first for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby must surely be the most thrilling of all. Continue reading

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Reservoir Dogs: Gangster Silhouette

Betsy Heimann chats exclusively about one of the most iconic costumes of the 1990s. 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