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About Time to Dress Upper Middle Class

SPOILERS Despite all the hoo-ha over films such as Blue Jasmine and Stoker contemporary is still pretty much overlooked as a form of costume design. If it’s invisible, well, nobody notices it, and if it’s designer it becomes all about … Continue reading

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Peaky Blinders: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

If you’re not watching BBC 2’s gangster western Peaky Blinders, stop reading now and seek it out on iPlayer – there’s still one episode left so you have time to join the party. Peaky Blinders is the slow burning tale … Continue reading

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Argo: Interview with Costume Designer Jacqueline West

Costume designer Jacqueline West talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her period recreation work on Ben Affleck’s Oscar favourite Argo. Continue reading

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Sharen Davis Costume Interview: Django Unchained

Django Unchained costume designer Sharen Davis exclusively explains her work on the film. Continue reading

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Argo Buy a Sports Jacket: The Thinking Man’s Hero Attire

Ben Affleck’s pseudo-cowboy costume in Argo harks back to the golden age of the sports jacket. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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The Conversation: Gene Hackman’s Raincoat

With exclusive insight from costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers, we investigate the story behind Harry Caul’s distinctive plastic raincoat. Continue reading

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Review: The Woman in Black

Proving that frock coats and heavy lace dresses really are terrifying. 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