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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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Lucinda Wright on Costume in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Lucinda Wright talks costume in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear – Part 2

Second and final part of our retrospective of The Grifters with insight from Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Costume Design in House of Cards: Colour is Power

Costume colours in House of Cards are symbolic of vulnerability and power. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear

First in our two part retrospective of neo-noir classic The Grifters with exclusive insight from the film’s assistant costume designer Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Costume Round Up: Villains

A round up of villain themed costume posts at Clothes on Film. Continue reading

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Clueless: Crayola Brights & Rich Girl Prep

“Fashion victim” or “ensemble-y challenged”. Examining the legacy of Mona May’s costume design for Clueless. Continue reading

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Basic Instinct: Sharon Stone, Devil in a White Dress

There more going on with this outfit than an absence of underwear. Continue reading

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Black Swan: Amy Westcott Interview

Amy Westcott talks exclusively to Clothes on Film about her process on Black Swan, that Oscar snub and the recent controversy surrounding herself and Rodarte. Continue reading

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Clueless: Calvin Klein White Dress Makes Comeback

Did you know that Calvin Klein has re-released the white dress that Alicia Silverstone made famous in Clueless? Yes, you probably did. Continue reading