In light of Ben Wheatley’s new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Rosie Best returns to the novel and explores how writer and director manipulate one character’s… Read more “Du Maurier, Danvers and dress: clothes and characterisation in Rebecca”
Standing out: Zamrock fashion 1970-2020
Hats, bell-bottoms, and high-heeled boots: Mollie Beese speaks to Gio Arlotta about the iconic fashion of the Zamrock music scene
Conflicting costumes: Lena Horne and colourism
The inconsistencies of Lena Horne’s on-screen image bespeak a star system’s complex relationship with race and ethnicity.
Frozen Fashion: the importance of Queen Elsa’s costumes
The Ice Queen’s costumes play an important part in the film’s storytelling, and in marking her out as a complex and nuanced Disney woman
‘There’s A Million Guys Like Me’: Gene Kelly and ordinary masculinity
Gene Kelly’s on-screen costumes reveal a star preoccupied with his own masculinity
Brow power: the politics of eyebrows
Eyebrows raise some important questions about femininity and feminism
Costume in Cléo de 5 à 7
What can we learn from trio of costumes at the heart of Agnès Varda’s Cléo de 5 à 7?
Fashion and femininity at Chanel
Chanel’s latest exploits address their own reliance on problematic models of femininity