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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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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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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