Saoirse Ronan Was “Physically Altered” By Mary Queen of Scots Costume

Saoirse Ronan's Mary Queen of Scots costume 'changed her shape' for a month after filming wrapped

Saoirse Ronan revealed that her entire shape changed during the filming of Mary Queen of Scots due to weeks spent filming in “corsets”. Of course we should stress for costume purists that Mary Queen of Scots would have been wearing Elizabethan stays rather than a corset. Indeed, up to a month after wrapping the shoot, … Read more

The Favourite Costumes On Show At Kensington Palace

The Favourite costumes

Costumes from a new feature film exploring the relationships and power struggles of Queen Anne and two of her closest female attendants will once again shine a light on this largely forgotten British monarch. Once a favoured home of Queen Anne, Kensington Palace was at the heart of court life for almost a century, and its … Read more

Aquaman Costume Design Nightmare For James Wan

Why Aquaman’s Classic Comic Costume Presented Real Challenges To James Wan

Aquaman’s costume of green and orange scales presented a sizeable design challenge for Aquaman director James Wan. As the filmmaker recently told CinemaBlend: “It’s not the easiest suit to make look cool. [Laughs] If you are doing a Batman movie, that’s an easy one to make look cool! But an Aquaman suit? It was a bit … Read more

Stars Reveal 1960s Costumes for Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Margot Robbie has joined Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt in posting a photo of herself in 1960s costume for her new role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to be released in July 2019. She stars in the 1960s outfit as Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, who was famously murdered by the Manson Family … Read more

Pirates of The Caribbean Costumes On Sale

Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa costume from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl will go under the hammer in London September 20. Auctioned alongside the pirate costume is Barbossa’s peg leg and an array of rings worn by Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Other pieces listed in the auction catalogue include … Read more

Facing Dystopia With “Into The Badlands”

“This world is built on blood. Nobody is innocent here. Welcome to the Badlands.” Well, contrary to its opening dialogue, blood and a whole of intense production talent built the post-apocalyptic world of Into the Badlands. Who could have been a better fit for the head of costume design than Giovanni Lipari, whose past credits include … Read more

Audrey Hepburn’s Blouse Selling for $25,000

A blouse worn by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady goes under the hammer June 28th with a minimum bid of $25,000. Her “Ascot dress” is one of the most expensive film costumes ever sold fetching $3.7 million in 2011, which may have influenced this valuation after it reportedly sold for just $100,000 around the year 2000. The … Read more

Fashion is for the Real Characters, not Royals

Dressing the stars will always be paramount to costume designers. But in the background the real sense of time and place are captured by the hundreds of minor characters and extras who form the setting of every production. “My work is much more character than fashion,” said Madeline Fontaine on dressing Versailles – ironically a drama centered … Read more

Antonio Banderas: What the Designer Gave Me Was Extraordinary

“I couldn’t have done it without them,” said star Antonio Banderas praising the work of Sonu Mishra and Davina Lamont  for National Geographic’s “Genius” series Picasso. The major biopic shows the progress of a young art student as he transforms into the most successful artist of the 20th Century. These two personas were just one in … Read more