Category Archives: Style in film

Editorial: Driving Steve McQueen (When Porsche Beat Ford)

Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset in “Bullitt”, 1968 | Solar Productions   It’s the car, it’s the casual elegance, it’s this time of year, it’s the times. It was Steve McQueen’s Mustang – a very fast, dark green 1968 Ford … Read More

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Fit for Autumn: The ‘70s Style of The Streets of San Francisco

Michael Douglas in “The Street of San Francisco” | Quinn Martin Productions, Warner Brothers   Seventies Michael Douglas. There’s nothing quite like The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977) to help me transit and settle into an autumn routine, however different … Read More

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The Birth of the Androgynous Look: Greta Garbo in “The Single Standard”

It was 1929 when Greta Garbo introduced trousers into women’s fashion, when she appeared in her lover’s clothes in The Single Standard. It was Garbo who paved the way for Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn. She invented the androgynous look. Read More

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From the Period Authenticity of “Meek’s Cutoff” to the Contemporary Realism of “Boys Don’t Cry”: In Conversation with Costume Designer Vicki Farrell

The costume design must bend and grow with the characters and with the film: Interview with costume designer Vicki Farrell. Read More

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The Armani Aesthetic and Film Costume Appropriation: Sam Shepard in “Voyager”

By offsetting the functionality of his 1950s clothes with a modern stylishness, a stylishness that confers Walter Faber a universal appeal, Armani “surpasses the barrier of time” in Voyager. Read More

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