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  • Friday 6th May sees the release of Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1944 set true story of a woman, Ms. Foster Jenkins herself (played by Meryl Streep) who heard nothing but sweet angels in her head, yet couldn’t actually sing for a toffee. Her manager and husband St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) hides the truth during the private recitals, but when Florence agrees to sing live at Carnegie Hall, things begin to get a little tricky… Costume designer for Florence Foster Jenkins is Consolata Boyle, a BAFTA award winner probably best known for her work on The Queen (2006), The Iron Lady (2011), and more recently Philomena (2013) – and yes there…

  • We visited Brooks Brothers to check out their costume display from The Great Gatsby.

  • James Bond is back and he has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits.

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  • George Lazenby’s fashionable Bond is sartorially similar to Daniel Craig in Skyfall.

  • The first trailer for Skyfall hits with several suits, an overcoat, sportswear and a beanie.


  • If there is a more joyous film this year, we haven’t seen it.

  • Matt Spaiser, creator of The Suits of James Bond blog, analyses the style of 007 in the film that started it all – Dr. No.

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  • We asked Colleen Atwood a few questions about The Tourist’s lavish costume look.