Tag: film costume

Michael Caine and Stanley Baker’s Zulu Costumes Just Sold on Ebay

Uniforms believed to have been worn in the 1964 classic film Zulu - which made Michael Caine's career - have sold on Ebay for a total of £1580.  The red tunics dressed the characters of Gonville Bromhead and John Chard who fought at the Battle of ...

Keeping up with the Bourbons: Dressing Louis XIV in Versailles

The steamy and elaborate £21m series Versailles caused controversy in the UK when it first aired in 2016 with Sam Burnett of Mediawatch UK commenting "Dressing up pornography and violence in a cravat and tights doesn’t make it cultural." ...

How The Crown’s Jane Petrie Researches Period Fashion

As wardrobe mistress and later as a costume assistant Jane Petrie was involved with the eponymous Tudor queen of both Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Now she has taken over from Emmy-winning costumer Michele Clapton for Elizabeth II in The ...

When Film Costumes Are Recognised So Will Their Designers

While archiving significant film costumes is now commonplace many gems of the first century of film are lost. More to the point, many efforts to preserve these pieces as collections have failed despite huge collector interest.  The reason comes down ...

You Could Wear Shoes Made for 1920s Hollywood Stars

Vintage shoes by the great Salvatore Ferragamo made for stars of Hollywood's golden age are to be re-released as a capsule collection by his high-end brand alongside an exhibition of the work he performed in Santa Barbara, California, between 1915 ...

Transforming Westworld’s Powerful Women

The female hosts of Westworld show the most significant of the many role-reversals between seasons one and two. The women who were literally constructed to please wealthy male patrons have rebelled and become truly terrifying figures of unmerciful ...

First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)

Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a waistcoat draped over the top. The look is sealed by a resplendent white cravat and classic ...

The Most Expensive Film Costumes Ever Sold

Judy Garland's shoes from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz are now on sale by Moments In Time for $6 million having been on exhibit at Disney World for over a decade. One of Ten Pairs? Several other pairs of the slippers exist, including a pair ...

Rockstars and Capes: the Costumes of ‘Solo – A Star Wars Story’

The costume designers behind Solo: A Star Wars Story have revealed some of the complex decisions that went into dressing the film's lead characters Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. Despite the futuristic look of the recent prequel trilogy, the ...

Behind the Seams of Warner Bros Harry Potter Costumes

Discover first-hand the secrets of the Harry Potter costume department that created over 25,000 unique items of clothing for the legendary franchise. The Making of Harry Potter – Behind the Seams will showcase the whole design process so you can ...

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