chiffon | Clothes on Film

  • Costume design and meaning in short film.


  • Analysis of Shawna Trpcic’s subtle costume signifiers with input from the designer herself.

  • Goldie Hawn’s unforgettable debut in hot pants and mini skirts in Cactus Flower.

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  • Oz is here and as far as fantasy costume is concerned, you are in for some surprises.


  • Edith Head’s costume design for Vertigo demonstrates the power of clothes in forming identities on-screen.

  • Mark Bridges exclusively explains his costume choices for retro epic Boogie Nights.


  • As TracyDi Vicenzo in OHMSS, Diana Rigg wore a daring 1960s wedding ensemble.


  • As worn by Grace Kelly, this floaty, conspicuous dress is an appreciable nod to Dior’s ‘New Look’ of the late 1940s.

  • Certainly the most memorable costume Diane Kruger wears in National Treasure – a luscious silk, full skirted evening dress.

  • Rosemary’s Baby is the perfect mid-sixties set fashion movie.