Inspired by: Jean Paul Gaultier, James Bond
Feb19

Inspired by: Jean Paul Gaultier, James Bond

His name is Bond, James Bond. The tuxedoed agent 007 has been the ultimate role model for men’s fashion for more than 4 decades, with 6 different actors and 23 films. Jean Paul Gaultier has once again been inspired by what he’s seen on the silver screen. This time it was for his Fall 2011 Menswear Collection, which he presented last month. There were tuxedoes, guns, champagne, wetsuits, high-tech looking vests, and gadgety sunglasses...

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Spotted: Coming to America, Prints and Turbans for Spring
Feb17

Spotted: Coming to America, Prints and Turbans for Spring

[Article originally written for and published by Clothes on Film under title, Coming to America: Prints & Turbans in Contemporary Fashion]   Spring. It’s long overdue and so is spring fashion. While winter clothes inspired by trends of 2010 fall collections are still prevalent, stores are piling up with spring lines that were on runways during September. Two attention grabbing trends in women’s fashion this upcoming...

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Analyzed: Black Swan Part 2, Costume Design Controversy
Feb14

Analyzed: Black Swan Part 2, Costume Design Controversy

Before Black Swan’s release, the fashion world learned that fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy would be involved in costuming Darren Aronofsky’s film. It seems like most of the fashion press leading up to the film’s release credited the Mulleavy sisters as costume designers, with none of them even mentioning Amy Westcott. Then once the Oscar buzz started, and everyone realized that they could not be nominated for an award...

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Analyzed: Black Swan Part I, Costumes Set the Mood
Feb13

Analyzed: Black Swan Part I, Costumes Set the Mood

With the Oscars just around the corner and speculations roaming around about who the winners will be, I’m still disappointed about the fact that Black Swan is not nominated for Best Costume Design. This happens every year—with only five nominees in the category, the Academy will never please everyone. Although Black Swan was definitely on my list of Oscar predictions, finding out it didn’t make the cut did not come to me as a...

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Spotted: Avatar’s Message and Color Palette, Alexander McQueen
Feb07

Spotted: Avatar’s Message and Color Palette, Alexander McQueen

Nick Knight said in an interview posted just before the show that Lee Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection entitled “Plato’s Atlantis” is based on fantasy and Plato’s definition of Atlantis as a metaphor for Neverland. McQueen was inspired by the idea of Atlantis sinking into the ocean. As Sarah Mower wrote for Style.com of McQueen’s press release about the collection, “he was casting an apocalyptic forecast of the...

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