All Aboard the Bob Mackie Costume Auction

Garments worn Cher, Diana Ross and Raquel Welch will go under the hammer at the world–record breaking auction house Julien’s Auctions on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The catalogue will be exhibited aboard the Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 in a voyage departing from London on August 19 and arriving in New York on August 26. The guest of honour … Read more

Decoding Thénardier in Les Miserables

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The Thénardiers offer a rare glimpse of comic relief in Les Miserables. The disreputable landlord is a battlefield thief turned brothel-keeper while his lyrics in Master of the House do little to redeem himself – to the extent that we feel ashamed for finding this scene so hillarious. Sacha Baron Cohen was beautifully cast for this role … Read more

Costume sales: Is First-come Fair?

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s eagerly anticipated costume sale on September 23, 2017, saw thousands of costume fans queue for hours to get hold of unique treasures. But many towards the back of the queue were left with a gutted warehouse as though a hurricane had torn through it. The winners were the hardcore who had … Read more