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Costume Stories, This Week: Amy Adams & Sleepy Hollow

Give us three minutes; we’ll give you the costume world. Amy Adams Current actress of the moment and friend of costume designers everywhere, Amy Adams, is to be honoured at this year’s CDG awards on 22nd February. Totò a colori … Continue reading

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American Hustle: Beneath the Glamour

MILD SPOILERS Costume designer Michael Wilkinson’s main accomplishment with American Hustle has largely been overlooked in favour of praising him as some kind of vintage stylist with an eye for provocative gowns and desirable heels. The truth is he has … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Sandy Powell and Bad Grandpa

What have you missed costume wise this week? Well…. Sandy Powell In conversation with Kinvara Balfour at the Regent Street Apple Store, 18th November. Scandal Lyn Paolo has no intention of becoming a fashion designer. Sleepy Hollow We’re a bit … Continue reading

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The Catwalk of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

When you are costuming the biggest franchise release of the year and creating a capsule range to run alongside it for a major online retailer, it is clear a normal approach to the task is not going to work. Ex-stylist … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Boardwalk Empire & Rush

BAMF A well written and comprehensive site with a growing list of gents film/TV costume posts in the ‘get the look’ format. Like this a lot. Costume design, JK Rowling’s new Harry Potter movie, and the wizarding fashions of 1920s … Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, The Bling Ring and Anchorman

Lots of exciting costume stories this week.
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Costume in The Great Gatsby: Use Your Imagination

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin bring us the twenties reloaded. Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby: A Conversation with Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin chats about The Great Gatsby costumes, design and a lack of nostalgia. Continue reading

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Costume Design and Fashion: A Multi-Million Dollar Industry

Analysing the sometimes tense relationship between fashion and costume design. Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Game of Thrones and Liberace

Pick of the week’s movie and television costume design stories. Continue reading