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Costume Stories: This Week, Anna Nicole and House of Cards

The week in costume design. Continue reading

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Julien’s Auctions: Classic Costumes Go Under the Hammer

Julien’s Hollywood Icons and Idols sale draws high bids for famous costumes, but not the big numbers seen last year at the Debbie Reynolds auction. Continue reading

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Costume Designer Theadora Van Runkle Dies Aged 83

Well known and respected Hollywood costume designer, Theadora Van Runkle, has died. 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