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The Selfish Giant: Costume Design for Social Realist Drama

Clio Barnard’s stark yet heart-wrenching film The Selfish Giant (2013, UK) offers two fantastic performances from its young stars in their acting debut. Matt Price discusses how his costume design for the film reflects the strong, relatable characters so well… … Continue reading

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From Bum to Italian Stallion: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky

In the very opening scene of Rocky (1976, costume designer Robert Cambel), we see the title character in the ring, bare chested, hands encased in boxing gloves, the picture of sporting violence and masculinity. But this is no more than … Continue reading

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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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Noomi Rapace in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Playing computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace embodies the character in such a way that picturing anyone else in the role is nearly impossible. Continue reading

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Anuvahood: Urban Wear Swagger

Anuvahood showcases urban wear swagger. If you want to belong, you must fit in. Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Finest Trailer Kicks All Kinds of Butt

Straight away there are overtones of influential crime thriller New Jack City with branded sportswear and 1920s-30’s style hats. Continue reading