Category Archives: Film costume

This Summer We’re Channelling: Ursula Andress in “Dr. No”

From the very beginning, there has been much more than what meets the eye to the archetypal Bond Girl. And I perfectly understand why, for some, Ursula Andress will always remain the epitome of the Bond Girl. Read More

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Orphée’s Death is Wearing Elsa Schiaparelli: María Casares in “Orpheus”

The ultimate femme fatale. “Death in my film is not Death represented symbolically by an elegant woman, but the Death of Orphée. Dressed in Elsa Schiaparelli, María Casares’ Princess is a haunting creation. Read More

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Talking Film Costume: Nina Hoss in “Barbara”

Barbara’s uniform look very much sums up the context in which the character lives, her restraint and isolation. Created by costume designer Anette Guther, Nina Hoss’ wardrobe in the film also represents Read More

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Colour and Costume: Jane Fonda in The Morning After

I like the atmospheric, colourful density provided by L.A. in The Morning After, interspersed with sunlit vast open spaces. It’s part of the storytelling. Because form follows function. Sidney Lumet wanted to use saturated colours because “living in Los Angeles was part of the debilitating influence on the character played by Jane Fonda. I wanted all colour exaggerated: reds redder, blues bluer.” Read More

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Emotionally Caged and Extravagantly Clad: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

With every act, there is a change of costume and wig, and with it, Petra assumes a new identity, each one dictated by her will to power, or egotism, or possessiveness, or desperate obsession. Read More

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