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Woman Inherits the Earth: Femininity in Jurassic World

There has been an insane amount of discussion online about Bryce Dallas Howard’s character Claire Dearing since the release of Jurassic World (2015, costume designer: Daniel Orlandi), mostly concerning the ‘running in heels’ sequences. I felt it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Cinema Paradiso: Invisible Costume

Cinema Paradiso is a beautiful examination of the relationship human beings have with film. This connection is explored through the story of a young boy and his friendship with the projectionist at the town’s local cinema. The strength of this … Continue reading

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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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La Dolce Vita: Masculinity and Tailoring

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

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Boogie Nights Costume: Dirty Time

Mark Bridges exclusively explains his costume choices for retro epic Boogie Nights. Continue reading

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Michael Caine in Pulp

Michael Caine is the epitome of badly folded cool. Continue reading

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Be the Stylish Man at Cannes: Tips From the Movies

Jacques D’Azur is missing, so take his place. Here are some tips from the flicks on how to succeed that sultan of sophistication. Continue reading