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The Regency Fashion of ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: “It’s All About the Details”

Bridgerton’s second season is more of a tantalizing will-they-won’t-they romance than a steamy bodice ripper — which means viewers have more time to admire the lavish Regency-era fashion while it’s still on the castmembers’ bodies. Sophie Canale, who assisted costume designers Ellen Mirojnick and John Glaser on season one of the hit Netflix series, took […]

The Top 10 Costume Design Schools in the U.S.

The best places to study the art and technology of costume, from millinery to video game character wardrobes.

Costume Designers Guild Honoree Sharen Davis Talks ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ Challenges

After going virtual in 2021, the Costume Designers Guild Awards return in person March 9 at Santa Monica’s Broad Stage with a theater-style ceremony followed by a cocktail party (in lieu of the event’s traditional dinner). Hosted by Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson, the 24th annual event will bestow awards in eight competitive categories (including […]

Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Squid Game’ Among Nominees

Set for an in-person ceremony this year — after last year’s virtual presentation — the Costume Designers Guild Awards announced its nominations Wednesday. The 24th annual awards honor excellence in film, television and short form costume design. In the film categories — which recognize sci-fi/fantasy, contemporary and period projects — the nominees include Dune, The […]

‘1883’ Costume Designer Janie Bryant on Bringing “Epic” Western Looks to the Paramount+ Drama

“I was with my team on probably the first or second day of shooting. It was all hands on deck and we were throwing fake dirt on the actors because I was like, ‘It has to be dirtier’ — and we were already up to our elbows in fake dirt and distressing the material,” says […]

How ‘The Walking Dead’ Costume Designer Gave the Final Season a Fashionable Edge

Going out with a bang, so to speak, the final season of The Walking Dead brings the Commonwealth (a community of survivors) from the comics to the screen. The introduction of this utopian-seeming community offers the opportunity for a fashion infusion into the zombie apocalypse series, which returned Aug. 22. Joining the AMC show toward […]

How Film and Luxury Label Collaborations Can Overshadow Costume Designers’ Work

Pairings between illustrious fashion labels and films with A-list stars make for sure-fire clickbait headlines. But oftentimes, the tactic of using brand name wardrobe to help portray characters and tell the story overshadows the costume designer. Hubert de Givenchy is regularly referenced for Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) little black dress legacy, over the […]

10 TV Costume Designers on Their Favorite Looks and Biggest Challenges

Finalists for the Costume Designer Guild Awards sound off on signature designs from their nominated works in television, from the White Queen in 'The Queen's Gambit' to Queen Charlotte on 'Bridgerton'.

‘Coming 2 America’ Style: Where To Get The Afro-Centric Looks Seen in the Film

Get to know some of the more than three dozen designers — from Lavie by CK to Douriean — who Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter worked with on the Eddie Murphy-starring film

Ruth Carter’s Global Parade of ‘Gorgeous’ Costumes for ‘Coming 2 America’

The Oscar-winning costume designer updated the world of Zamunda, working with more than three dozen designers from around the world, in the new film starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Leslie Jones

How Sandy Powell Re-Created the Gloria Steinem Look for ‘The Glorias’

Oscar-winning Costume designer Sandy Powell, who re-created the looks of Gloria Steinem for the new film 'The Glorias,' got a peek inside the feminist icon's closet in New York while researching the film

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Costume Design: Lyn Paolo Revisits ’90s Style

'Little Fires Everywhere' costume designer Lyn Paolo reflects on the outfits created for stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.