Hippie | Clothes on Film

  • A brief video dip into the costume design of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

  • “We are stardust, we are golden”, sang Joni Mitchell of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held August 15-18th 1969, at a dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York. The irony was, she wasn’t even there. A further irony follows in that whilst a myriad of psychedelic colours are synonymous with the Woodstock nation, one of the most revered choices of dress, clearly shown in the documentary Woodstock (1970) is a simple white leather fringed lace-up tunic-style vest and bell bottom trousers. It is worn by one of the first female rock stars, the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane,…

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


  • Does Japanese period costume reflect on contemporary fashion? We appraise the hipster style of Norwegian Wood.

  • Speaking exclusively to Clothes on Film, Le Divorce costume designer Carol Ramsey explains how a Hermès Kelly can be elevated from status symbol to character.

  • On Meg Ryan’s character Alice, hippie seems like a passing trend rather than a lifestyle choice.


  • Flourishes of brilliance, but buried beneath disjointed action sequences and a story that fails to make any sense at all.

  • As an artistic influence on everything from fashion to music, Tron has created a cultural cosmos we now term its ‘legacy’.


  • Less a costume movie and more a fashion one, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is typical of its naughty director Russ Meyer in all the best ways.

  • His Cowichan-type Pendleton cardigan sums up The Dude best of all.