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It's really difficult to get hold of old fabrics now, so I sometimes have to use new fabrics, but I can always tell the difference. They don't have the same weight, they don't hang, and you can't do the same cut with those clothes.
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to costume design and the film industry.
Frequently works with Martin Scorsese since she made the costumes from Gangs of New York