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

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 Crown’s second season. Nevertheless with such a background Petrie was well-experienced in recreating period-authentic … Read more

I Won Sebastian Flyte’s Brideshead Suit on Ebay

A relatively brief train journey and some degree of boredom led me to a unique impulse buy that I definitely won’t regret: the suit made for Anthony Andrews in the 1981 series of Brideshead Revisited. Not the best economic decision having had a recent Georgian fixation filling my wardrobe but an irresistable one nevertheless. The … Read more