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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 […]

Fuzzy Slippers and Her Mother’s Famous Peach Cobbler: How Andra Day Celebrated After the Oscars

The nominated actress closed out her fairy tale run for 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' with an intimate affair at Spring Place, where she danced the night away on the members-only club's expansive patio.

“The Greatest Improviser I’ve Ever Known”: A Mini Oral History of Diana Ross in ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

"It's not particularly true, but I think you'll enjoy it," said Billie Holiday of the biography adapted into the biopic of the same name, which catapulted singer Ross into an Oscar-nominated movie star, Berry Gordy's assistant Suzanne de Passe into a producer and Billy Dee Williams into the "Black Clark Gable."

“Wear Something Authentic”: Meet the Vintage Collector Behind Iconic Hollywood Period Costumes

Helen Uffner, of Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing — whose clothes appear in US vs Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — recounts how she built her collection and shares some tips for vintage shoppers.