Clothes on Film

Freaks and Geeks costume designer talks Lindsay Weir’s iconic army jacket

May 14, 2018

The designer had a personal reason for selecting that style of jacket for Lindsay to wear.

Superbad costume designer talks working with Emma Stone in her first major role

May 7, 2018

The designer reveals what she liked about the script and her inspiration for the wardrobes of these iconic characters.

Cameron Diaz was very hands-on with her costumes in The Sweetest Thing

May 1, 2018

Costume designer Denise Wingate revealed how the actress revised one look with just a pair of scissors.

Photographer Slim Aarons was the unlikely inspiration for Wedding Crashers

April 23, 2018

Costume designer Denise Wingate channeled Aarons’s ritzy prints into the creation of a whopping eight weddings worth of costumes.

The evolution of Laney Boggs’s wardrobe in She’s All That

April 16, 2018

Costume designer Denise Wingate provides an inside look at her character’s transformation from falafel-hawking art nerd to prom queen in the late ’90s film.

Sam’s dress in A Cinderella Story was originally going to look much different

April 9, 2018

Costume designer Denise Wingate shares her original vision for Sam’s dress and why she changed her mind.

What you might not have known about Kathryn’s outfits in Cruel Intentions

April 2, 2018

The story of how Kathryn’s wardrobe came to be, including an interesting detail you’ve probably never noticed.

How The Wedding Singer’s costume designer crafted Drew Barrymore’s timeless look

March 26, 2018

Costume designer Mona May shares the secrets that went into bringing the wardrobe of Julia Sullivan to life.

Clueless costume designer Mona May on immortalizing plaid sets

March 19, 2018

“In the ‘90s there was no mixing of high and low. You either wore designers or you were a grunge girl.”

The style evolution of Josie Geller in Never Been Kissed

March 12, 2018

Costume designer Mona May reveals how Drew Barrymore’s character evolution corresponded with her changing style.

The story of the comeback dresses from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

March 5, 2018

Costume designer Mona May on how spandex beat out silk chiffon for the iconic dresses from the 1997 flick.

What to wear if you’re trapped in a trunk with George Clooney

February 5, 2018

Costume designer Betsy Heimann put together J.Lo’s form-fitting ’fit for a pivotal scene in Steven Soderbergh’s crime comedy.

The story behind that perfect little black dress from Jerry Maguire

January 29, 2018

Costume designer Betsy Heimann describes how the perfect little black dress was originally intended to look like it came off a mall rack.

You forgot Winona Ryder wore millennial pink first in Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

January 22, 2018

The costume designer of the teen film explains Winona’s transformation from goth to glam.

Why Mia Wallace’s outfit made Pulp Fiction’s dance scene so iconic

January 15, 2018

Costume designer Betsy Heimann reveals an unexpected detail of Mia’s outfit that will forever change the way you watch the dance scene.

The rock ’n’ roll inspiration behind Penny Lane’s coat in Almost Famous

January 8, 2018

The shearling jacket, which was so essential to Lane’s character, was fashioned from an Urban Outfitters rug.