1940s American Fashion – Colour Film 1942

Colour 1940s Fashion from AV Geeks & Prelinger Archive – In full colour from 1942 – a full colour 1940s fashion showcase film made by Butterick to promote their war era dress patterns magazine. Digitised and uploaded to the Prelinger Archive by those great collectors of all things educational in old film –  AV Geeks. You can buy some unique dvds or just…

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Indian Summers challenges Downton Abbey

Lush new 1930s drama gets off to a good start – As a committed fan of Downton Abbey, its soap like plot, endearing characters and of course the costumes, Glamourdaze waited with interest for Channel 4’s new tv drama starring Julie Walters and Roshan Seth begins in the dying days of the British Raj in colonial India of 1932. And…

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1930s fashion – Recreating a Joan Crawford 1935 dress suit.

A while ago I stumbled across a vintage costume designer by the name of Anushka Tay. In the admittedly self indulgent and rather fluffy realm of vintage fashion blogs this girl caught my attention. In the course of her third year research she has devoted some considerable time and energy to studying and recreating – so far – two 1930s…

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Interview with Julie Hewett – THE ARTIST’S Make-up Designer

An exclusive interview by Glamourdaze with Julie Hewett – Award winning make-up designer on the Oscar laden THE ARTIST. First of all on behalf of our readers, a belated congratulations on your Bafta Award for Makeup design in THE ARTIST. Your list of credits on films from the brilliant Grifters in 1990, American  Beauty in 1999 to Make-up Designer in…

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atonement---green-dress Jacqueline Durran

Most Beautiful Film Dress – Ever

The 1930s ‘green evening gown’ in the film Atonement – worn by Kiera Knightly. Ok – there are probably other ‘most beautiful dresses’ in films that could beat this one – Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” for starters. But that green dress worn by Kiera Knightly,designed by Jacqueline Durran  in the Oscar winning film –  Atonement, has…

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edith head - hollywood costume designer

Edith Head – Hollywood’s Infamous Costume Designer

A study of Vintage fashion on Film through the costume design of Edith Head A small diminutive woman, famous for her Anna May Wong inspired crop and signature sunglasses – Edith Head may not have been a fashion visionary, but she knew how to concoct screen glamor like nobody before her or since. With a staggering 8 Oscars and 35…

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