The Great Gatsby
Nov15

The Great Gatsby

One of the highlights of 2013, as far as costumes are concerned, is certainly the Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the Jazz Era classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Catherine Martin won an Academy Award for best Costume Design as well as for best Production Design. With hundreds of extras to dress for this extravagant mega production, Martin collaborated with Miuccia Prada for some of the women’s costumes as...

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Inspired by: Star Wars, Triton 2015
Nov08

Inspired by: Star Wars, Triton 2015

Welcome back to Dressed Cinema! Finally after four years, I’m back and with a new look. I hope you enjoy it. My first post back features Triton and Star Wars. I was in Brazil during São Paulo Fashion Week and saw this little gem. For all of you Star Wars fans, Triton’s Fall/Winter 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection drew inspiration from all of your favorite characters.     Screencaps Courtesy...

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Analyzed: Bonnie and Clyde, Hats for Fall
Nov03

Analyzed: Bonnie and Clyde, Hats for Fall

[Article originally written for and published by Clothes on Film under title, Bonnie and Clyde: Hats as Identity] Hats are one of the standout trends from this season’s Fall Collections. They add elegance and glamour to any outfit for both men and women. Costume Designer Theadora Van Runkle’s Oscar nominated work for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie...

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Inspired by: Days of Heaven, Rodarte
May29

Inspired by: Days of Heaven, Rodarte

This past February, the Mulleavy sisters presented their Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week, for which they were inspired by Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978) and the American Plains. Kate and Laura always seem to rely on films and landscapes for inspiration, and Days of Heaven is the perfect film for that because its visual beauty is quite stunning. I’ve featured them before with their S2009RTW collection, which was...

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Analyzed: Wall Street
May15

Analyzed: Wall Street

Now for a subject that consistently and unwelcomingly fights its way back into our collective conscious: Wall Street, the mother of all stock exchanges. As Francesco Guerrea points out in today’s aptly titled article “Wall Street’s Hurricane Isn’t Over” for The Wall Street Journal, hurricane Irene is a fitting metaphor for the current state of the financial sector. For Oliver Stone, the subject, bearing personal affinity to him, has...

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