Spotted: Vertigo’s Gray Suit in Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2014 RTW Collection
Jul11

Spotted: Vertigo’s Gray Suit in Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2014 RTW Collection

Color often played an important part in Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He was famous for making the clothes in his films an integral part to the characters portrayed on screen, and the color of the clothes were directed on the scripts themselves. For his film Vertigo (1958), the script specifically called for Madeleine, played by Kim Novak, to wear a gray tailored suit, which was reproduced from The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), worn...

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Spotted: Runway Fashion, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
May02

Spotted: Runway Fashion, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Every now and then there is a film that is fashion laden (think Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City, both costume designed by Patricia Field), but they are usually reserved for contemporary movies. Costume Designer Trish Summervile went the high-fashion route for dressing the main characters in the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Clothes were an integral part of Suzanne Collins’s trilogy and it served as a key point...

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Spotted: Black Swan on the Runway
Feb28

Spotted: Black Swan on the Runway

I love findings like this. Whether there was any kind of Black Swan influence is irrelevant when it’s this much fun to spot the similarities. So enjoy it. Vivienne Westwood Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear:   Jean Louis Sabaji Fashion Forward Dubai Season 4 Fall 2015: It was really hard to capture a good screencap for the Black Swan scene above because Natalie Portman’s character, Nina, is twirling so quickly that my caps...

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Spotted: Casablanca, The Trench Coat for Spring 2011
Mar12

Spotted: Casablanca, The Trench Coat for Spring 2011

In 1942, the world saw for the first time what would become one of the most classic images in film history: Casablanca’s final foggy airport sequence featuring Humphrey Bogart wearing a trench coat, collar up, with a snap-brim fedora pulled low. Bogart was dressed by Orry-Kelly in this Academy Award winning film (Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing Screenplay). Back then, the trench coat was mainly worn as an army...

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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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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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