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Designer Style: The Counsellor (or Counselor?) Trailer Hits

The Counsellor trailer hits with high-shine sartorial gloss. Continue reading

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Fight Club: Remembering Marla, the Dark Tourist

Costume designer Michael Kaplan reminisces with Clothes on Film about creating dark tourist Marla Singer in Fight Club.
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Iron Man 3: A Different Kind of Suit

Spoiler warning: We examine the use of suits, iron or otherwise, in Iron Man 3 to conceal and recreate identity. Continue reading

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A Cat of a Certain Breed: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Armour and indecisiveness: Audrey Hepburn is more than a little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Continue reading

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Review: Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis satisfies as everything avant-garde cinema should be; an immaculate journey into weird. Continue reading

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Illuminate More Than Hide: Costume Design in A Separation

The religious and cultural significance of the costume design in foreign language Oscar winner A Separation. Continue reading

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Dark Shadows Trailer: Campy, Period Blending Costume Fun

Watch the first trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and burst with costume excitement. Continue reading

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Gena Rowlands in Gloria: Gangster’s Ex Wears a Skirt Suit

Gena Rowlands’ costumes as Gloria evocate character through a fashionable capsule wardrobe. Continue reading

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Sandra Bullock in The Proposal: Small Wardrobe, Big Impact

With exclusive insight from costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas, we analyse Sandra Bullock’s low volume, big impact wardrobe in The Proposal. Continue reading

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Michael Kaplan Talks Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Costume designer Michael Kaplan took time away from Star Trek 2 to chat exclusively to Clothes on Film about Ghost Protocol. Continue reading

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Review: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Enjoyably daft fare with enough fast cars and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits. Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita: Masculinity and Tailoring

Groundbreaking film La Dolce Vita offers a conflicting portrayal of masculinity. Continue reading