Costumers Are More Psychologists than Designers

fifty shades of grey costume designer

Feature film costume designer Shay Cunliffe has shed light on some of the role of her profession when confronting clashing creatives in the film industry as well as the vulnerabilities of many actors. She trained at the University of Bristol in England and began her design career in the New York theater. Her first job … Read more

Butchart and Laverty Talk Film Fashion

Hundreds of costume professionals filled Piccardilly’s Jewel Bar on March 15 to make new contacts and listen to fashion historians Amber Butchart and Christopher Laverty discuss the role of costume in film. The over-subscribed event was organised by costumer Wendy Benstead and filled the Middle-East-themed venue during cocktail happy hour. The Fashion of Film and … Read more

You Could Own Russell Crowe’s Gladiator Armour

Gladiator roman armour

Russell Crowe’s Gladiator armour is among some valuable props the acclaimed actor will auction five years after his separation from ex-wife Danielle Spencer. The auction sale entitled ‘The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australian branch will contain 223 items including Spencer’s ring, valued at A$100,000 (£56,000). In a recent interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph Crowe said “we’ve … Read more

BAFTA Costume Design Nominations Announced

beauty and the beast costume

Beauty and the Beast Jacqueline Durran of 2012’s Anna Karenina looked straight to the Disney cartoon for inspiration. “Those costumes exist in people’s imaginations and all I wanted to do was to honor what they expect those costumes to be in a live action movie,” she told PEOPLE. “We decided to take inspiration from there and enrich … Read more