Category Archives: Style in film

Ryan Gosling and His Otherworldly “Drive” Jacket

Ryan Gosling Drive jacket

  That’s Ryan Gosling at the wheel. After all the singing and dancing in La La Land, here is a little reminder that he can do tough, too (but then again, he can take on any role). Gosling is Driver … Read More

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Colour and Costume: From The Umbrellas of Cherbourg to La La Land

La La Land costume design

Top photo: “La La Land”; bottom photo: “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”   “Here’s to the fools who dream.” No wonder I love this film. And I don’t even like musicals. But here I am talking about La La Land voraciously … Read More

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Suit Acting and Android Fashion in Metropolis

Costumes in Metropolis

  January 10th, 1927. It was on this day, 90 years ago, that Fritz Lang released Metropolis, not only a key film of the German expressionist movement, but also the primordial science fiction movie. A drama of the future set … Read More

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Style in Film: Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals

Amy Adams

  Tom Ford’s second film is strangely seductive, beautifully constructed, and cautiously glamorous   A friend of mine once told me that it’s when she’s most impeccably dressed that she is going through the most difficult times. I have never … Read More

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Style in Film: Isabelle Huppert’s Red Leather Gloves in A Comedy of Power

Isabelle Huppert in A Comedy of Power - the red gloves

  With this year’s Elle and Things to Come, Isabelle Huppert is challenging female stereotypes. But the truth is she has been honing her ferocious talent for over forty years. In Claude Chabrol’s 2006 L’ivresse du pouvoir (A Comedy of … Read More

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