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Costume Stories, This Week: Yves Saint Laurent and Mad Men

This week’s costume design news. Mad Men “She buys her clothes two sizes too small, more 50’s than 60’s.” – Janie Bryant knows her Joan. Yves Saint Laurent Costume designer Madeline Fontaine’s predictably difficult job costuming the immaculate biopic. …and … Continue reading

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Costume Design in Stoker: Control Yourself

It’s all about the shoes in Stoker. Continue reading

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Doris Day in Pillow Talk: Couture Allure

Doris Day’s last hurrah for 1950s fashion wearing some of the most exquisite costumes ever seen on screen. Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid, Love: Suits and 407s

Crazy, Stupid Love is every inch the ‘fashion film’, both in terms of narrative and costume designer Dayna Pink’s elegant menswear styling. Continue reading

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Some Pics From Toy Story 3: Safari Ken

Here are some images of the Toy Story gang, principally the one most obsessed by fashion: Ken. Continue reading

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Clothes on Film Visit the V&A Grace Kelly Exhibition

Last week Clothes on Film visited the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition. This is what we found out. Continue reading

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Grace Kelly Exhibition Opens at the V&A

The V&A in London is hosting an exhibition of dresses and accessories once belonging to Grace Kelly. Continue reading

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How to Steal a Million, or £60k for an Audrey Givenchy

Designer outfits belonging to Audrey Hepburn were sold in London yesterday. Her black cocktail dress by Givenchy for How to Steal a Million reaching £60,000. Continue reading

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Belle de Jour: Sex and Alienation

Featuring Yves Saint Laurent couture as cool and disaffecting its protagonist, Belle de Jour can be read effectively through costume. Continue reading