Category: Movies

  • A Mid-Victorian Tale Of Madness: Sweeney Todd

    A Mid-Victorian Tale Of Madness: Sweeney Todd

    Advertisements Sweeney Todd has been one of the most iconic and long-lasting characters of the Victorian Period. Making its first appearance as a villain of the Victorian penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls, in 1847, his tale became an urban legend in London. In 1979 the acclaimed Tony-Award winning Broadway Musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber […]

  • Designing Fear: Bela Lugosi’s Dracula

    Advertisements A man emerges from the shadows onto the balcony of some ancient forgot European castle. As walks down the grand staircase, you see his dark, slicked-back hair, an impeccably tailored tuxedo, and a medallion denoting his superior rank and a long black opera cape draped across his shoulders dragging behind him. You know instantly, […]

  • A World of Horror: An Interview with Eulyn Colette Hufkie

    Advertisements Earlier this month, I was given the opportunity to catch-up with one of my favorite costume designers, Eulyn Colette Hufkie. As a costume designer, one of Eulyn’s most recognized bodies of work was none other than, The Walking Dead (one of my favorite shows). Eulyn’s time on The Walking Dead catapulted her career, becoming […]

  • Designing Fear: Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

    Advertisements The rooms dark, your tense, hearts pounding, and you scream as a horrifying figure is revealed. These reactions of horror and fear are the goal every horror film is designed to achieve. From House of the Devil in 1896 to Jordan Peels’s Us, filmmakers have been out to terrify audiences for over a hundred years, and we love […]

  • Gender-Bending Fashion of The Danish Girl

    Advertisements By Nandini Khetan | Sep. 07, 2020 Back in the 1920s, as the world moved forward from WW1 towards a liberated and revolutionary society, artist Lili Elbe’s (transgender women and among the first few known recipients of sex reassignment surgery) portraits by Gerda Wegener and her sartorial elegance attracted serious attention making her an […]

  • Dressed To Help Or Kill? – Mental Health Professionals Seen Through Costume

    Advertisements Costumes embody the psychological, social and emotional condition of the character at a particular moment in the script. It is impossible to design for the actor unless the designer knows who the character is. Yvonne Blake A costume designer has to fulfill many duties during the designing process of any production, but the most […]

  • The Beguiled (2017): Costume Review

    Advertisements By Nandini Khetan | Aug 18, 2020 Set in the American Civil War, The Beguiled (2017) revolves around the life of women in a Southern boarding school as they provide refuge and tend to the wounds of a Union Soldier found in the woods. As captivating as the tale sounds the visual depiction is […]

  • Jacqueline Durran – Costume Design Oscar Winner

    Advertisements Congratulations to this years Oscar Winner in the Costume Design category for Little Women – Jacqueline Durran ! Jacqueline’s costume design work for Little Women was truly remarkable. Little Women is a perfect exhibition of period costume design. In true Durran style, the costumes felt obviously special to the characters of this film. Each […]

  • The Oscars 2020 – Best Dressed

    Advertisements Hello everyone and welcome to yet another Oscars edition of “A Haute Second with Spencer” ! Ah yes, I can’t believe we are here. Now for those of you who don’t know, the Oscars red carpet is THE red carpet. It’s Hollywood’s biggest night! As always, I have put together a list of my […]

  • The 28th “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” Exhibition

    Advertisements (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages) Hello friends! Oscars® season is here so you know what that means…We are heading back to The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for the 28th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition. This year the FIDM Museum is featuring 30 different films- including works by all five costume designers nominated for the […]

Exit mobile version