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

The Girl with the H&M Line

H&M Dragon Tattoo collection It’s not the most obvious homage by fashion to film, but you can’t blame H&M for trying. With the release of the English-language version of the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo imminent (although a later Jan. 12 in Australia), those in the Northern Hemisphere can also step into … Continue reading

Gatsby, meet Tiffany

The Great Gatsby Costume design by Catherine Martin Now here’s a match made in celluloid heaven. The latest news from the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby has come not from the Sydney set, but the New York HQ of Tiffany & Co, which has announced its collaboration on the film. The luxury New … Continue reading

Swans strong

Untitled Snow White (2012) Costumes by Eiko Ishioka Giles spring/summer 2012 As the first images from the “Untitled Snow White” project were unveiled this week, Miss Prescott couldn’t help but notice a striking similarity between one of the costumes and one of the recent spring/summer 2012  collections… Lily Collins vs Giles Deacon Swans became the … Continue reading

Liberace heads to HBO

Further to Miss Prescott’s previous post regarding the upcoming Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas as the ivory tinkler and Matt Damon as his live-in lover/chauffeur Scott Thorson, comes an update on the project. Director Steven Soderbergh and executive producer Jerry Weintraub have confirmed that rather than a theatrical release, US cable channel HBO will be … Continue reading

ASVOFF 2011 winners

Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 4 took place at Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou on the weekend, featuring fashion shorts from the likes of Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Ellen von Unwerth. The festival included a competition covering various aspects of the fashion film, including best styling, soundtrack, … Continue reading

Gatsby hits the Catwalk

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012 Spring/Summer 2012 collections  We can blame Baz Luhrmann. Shooting on his 3D update of The Great Gatsby has barely begun, but already its heady 1920s style is hitting the catwalk in rabid anticipation. At New York Fashion Week’s spring 2012 collections, none showed this particular trend as specifically to the 1974 … Continue reading

Elizabeth Taylor: A Peek Inside the Wardrobe

Christie’s: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor Miss Prescott will admit that, like anyone else with a penchant for sparkly things and outré ensembles, she quite likes a rummage around someone else’s wardrobe. Just to look, mind. So, perhaps a trip to Paris or New York is in order later this year to have a closer … Continue reading

Zizi – That’s Shoe-biz!

Zizi Jeanmaire Zizi by Florsheim Coming up with the name for a new product can be testing… When it comes to, say, shoes, for example, it might need to be a little sassy, easy to remember, and just exotic enough. We can thank Florsheim president David Venner’s wife, Yazni, for coming up with the name … Continue reading

Channelling Joan Holloway

Talking Mad Men on Mornings With Kerri-Anne Well, there has been an interesting development since my post about the Mad Men costume exhibition last week and my interview with costume designer Janie Bryant. I was asked to have a chat with Kerri-Anne Kennerley on her morning show this week to discuss all things Mad Men … Continue reading