The Artist wins Oscar for costume design

Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo in ‘The Artist’ Following a rather restful Caribbean cruise over the festive season, Miss Prescott has returned to the fashion film fold to soak up the glamour of the Oscars. And how exciting that Mark Bridges should win the little gold man for his joyously authentic costumes in The Artist. The … Continue reading

I love Paris…

Midnight in Paris Costumes by Sonia Grande Miss Prescott admits she has been harping on about The Great Gatsby of late, and with good reason given the 1920s feel emerging in fashion at the moment. But getting the Lindy Hop on the ’20s trend on the big screen is Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in … Continue reading

The Assistant and the Showgirl

My Week with Marilyn Costumes by Jill Taylor Get set for wiggle dresses and cat-eye sunglasses—here is the official trailer for My Week with Marilyn (out Jan. 5 in Australia), with Michelle Williams (above) starring as the iconic blonde. Somehow Yardley’s Lavender doesn’t have quite the same ring as Chanel No. 5…

Big Mamma’s wardrobe

Frank Lotito and Holly Valance in Big Mamma’s Boy Big Mamma’s Boy Directed by Franco di Chiera Designer Aurelio Costarella can now add film costume credits to his ever-expanding list of achievements. For new release Australian movie Big Mamma’s Boy, Costarella was approached by the film’s costumer, Gail Pether, to outfit Holly Valance exclusively in … Continue reading

Mars Bedazzled!

Mars Directed by: Geoff Marslett  By some lucky alignment of the stars (and planets, it turns out), I happened to find myself in Perth this week in time for the programme launch of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Official proceedings over, we were treated to a screening of the rotoscope animated feature Mars. While … Continue reading

Arthur’s accessories

Arthur Costumes: Juliet Polcsa Miss Prescott popped along to the Sydney premiere of Arthur last night, and was pleasantly surprised by the film. Mr Brand was in attendance, making mischief on the red carpet and introducing the film in a most irreverent manner. The movie, however, was really very good fun. And it did raise … Continue reading

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky Costumes: Amy Westcott Ballet Costumes: Laura & Kate Mulleavy (Rodarte) Only nine more sleeps until Black Swan opens in Australia. And that means it’s not long until we can see Rodarte’s ballet costumes in full flight. No-one does tortured beauty like the Mulleavy sisters, Kate and Laura, so they were the perfect … Continue reading

Tourist season

The Tourist Costumes: Colleen Atwood Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp A movie on New Year’s Day (sans hangover, remarkably) is always a delight. And when the movie is as stylish as The Tourist, it’s even easier to get lost in. It can’t be hard to make Angelina Jolie look good, but two-time Oscar-winning costume designer … Continue reading

Factory Girls

Made in Dagenham Released Australia: October 28 In much the same way as Mad Men has had the style set salivating over its early ’60s costumes and settings, Made in Dagenham owes much to its attention to costumes and set design—although Dagenham sure ain’t Madison Ave. Don’t be put off by the rather twee posters—this … Continue reading