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Murder on the Orient Express: Interview with Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne

Clothes on Film were fortunate enough to be invited to a display of costumes from the latest adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express (2017), plus interview its costume designer Alexandra Byrne. An Oscar winner for Elizabeth: The Golden Age … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: Q&A with Jacqueline Durran

There are already a lot of excellent interviews with Oscar winning Beauty and the Beast costume designer Jacqueline Durran online, so with our limited communication we wanted to ask a little more about Belle’s (Emma Watson) day-to-day ensemble and the … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Status and Signifiers: Costume in There Will Be Blood

Costume designer Mark Bridges described There Will Be Blood (2007) as his most challenging film, referring to the difficulties he faced in transporting costumes to the remote location in West Texas, after director Paul Thomas Anderson called for a new … Continue reading

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Michael Caine in The Italian Job: Part 2

This is part 2 (part 1 HERE) of an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore … Continue reading

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Take Me to my Tailor: Michael Caine in The Italian Job

The following is an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore during the film. If The … Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

The biggest compliment that can be paid to Joanna Johnston’s costumes in Lincoln is that you will hardly notice them. Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera: Colour, Character and Costume

The Phantom of the opera demonstrates that the colour, size and shape of a character’s costumes can communicate on a subliminal level. Continue reading

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George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

George Lazenby’s fashionable Bond is sartorially similar to Daniel Craig in Skyfall. 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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This is Jinsy: Costume Insanity

Costume wise, This is Jinsy is deliberately bizarre and mismatched. Yet everything makes sense in context. Continue reading

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Review: Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall

Watching Jane Eyre on location makes for an enriching experience. Continue reading