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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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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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Costume Clues Reveal All in The Cabin in the Woods

Costume in The Cabin in the Woods is not grand, but it is very clever. All the teenage characters subtly evolve from one horror stereotype to another. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Theoni V. Aldredge Passes Away

A real legend of the industry, costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge, has died. Continue reading

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Alien Anthology: A Revolution in Sci-Fi Costume Design – PT2

Part 2 of our examination into how the Alien films have used costume design to contextualise primal terror. Continue reading

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Alien Anthology: A Revolution in Sci-Fi Costume Design

In the first of a two-part special, we examine how important costumes from the Alien films are in contextualising primal terror. Continue reading