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Costume Stories, This Week: The Winter Soldier and Mad Men

12 April 2014 1:56 AM, PDT

That’ll do, costume. That’ll do.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Hello Tailor is stealing away your life with her rundowns of this mildly popular comic book movie. Not all are costume based, though all are worth reading. Here is Part 1.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4!

Keeping it Cap America, Tyranny of Style has an interview with the film’s costume designer – and original Hunger Games changer – Judianna Makovsky Here.

Mad Men

Janie Bryant launches ‘Janie Bryant Couture’. So basically that’s techy tights designed by one of the world’s best known costume designers.

Game of Thrones

The desi influence. A bit of a stretch, but still an intriguing read.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Not many movie costumes at this new Barbican exhibition apparently, though all of Gaultier’s work is pretty and/or mind-expanding so it has to be worth dropping by.

Tom Ford

Kinvara Balfour interviewed Mr. Impeccable for her most recent Apple talk. »

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Puttin’ on the Glitz at The British Library: A Look Back

11 April 2014 3:36 AM, PDT

A fortnight ago to the day, Clothes on Film creator and editor Christopher Laverty joined fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart to give one of two talks and a Q&A chat at The British Library in London. The subjects under discussion were, respectively, the unexpectedly colourful clothing of Prohibition era gangsters as portrayed in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire, and the influence of movies and movie star style on fashion during The Jazz Age. After Christopher and Amber finished their talks to a delighted audience (they clapped), everyone reconvened to the elegant backdrop of the main library grounds to swig cocktails and dance the night away to Alex Mendham & His Orchestra.

The occasion itself was part of The British Library’s spring events list, here focusing on their generally overlooked and untapped resources. For example, Amber’s engrossing journey into Hollywood pre-costume designers – though conversely one that echoes the »

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