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Costume Stories, This Week: RoboCop and The Walking Dead

The week in costume stories and links. FIDM Gorgeous costumes on display from 2013 released movies. Tyranny of Style takes you there… Some more good FIDM photos at Frocktalk. Downton Abbey Insightful gallery notes by costumer Caroline McCall. Sure, baby … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave: Rags and Tatters

We may have to eat our words, but as it stands 12 Years a Slave is unlikely to win the Best Costume Design Oscar. It does tick some of the necessary boxes: it’s period (mid 19th century), features both crinolines … Continue reading

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Catherine Deneuve in Potiche: Still Belle

Potiche confirms that Catherine Deneuve will always be Belle de Jour, only now with added sense of humour. Continue reading

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Monica Bellucci as Malèna: Beauty, Black and Heels

In Malèna, Monica Bellucci plays an impossible vision of beauty; a woman so striking she is immediately sexualised by all who lay eyes on her. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Costume Trailer Arrives

First look at Jenny Beavan’s late Victorian-with-a-twist costumes in action. Continue reading

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Meryl Streep in Costume for The Iron Lady Trailer

More clip than teaser trailer, but Meryl Streep certainly does look the part. Continue reading

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National Treasure 2: Diane Kruger’s Costume Quest

Judianna Makovsky demonstrates that contemporary fashion with a plot is far more fun than a flick through Vogue. Continue reading

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Johnny Depp in Public Enemies: Costume as Plot

Public Enemies demonstrates how costume can actually drive a story narrative. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds’ Costume Collection Up For Auction

The Debbie Reynolds costume collection is up for sale. Darn you, worldwide recession! Continue reading