PETROGRAD 1917

PETROGRAD UNDER THE RED LIGHT 1917. Three years after the start of the Great War, our desillusioned soldier Oleg is sent back to his home town. The two-headed eagle of the Romanov that he bears with pride on his belt is in trouble. Saint-Petersbourg, which was renamed Petrograd in 14 because it sounded too German,…

WILKOMMEN IN DER STADT DER SÜNDE

WILKOMMEN IN DER STADT DER SÜNDE Babylon Berlin started on Sky Deutschland on October 13th and it seems high expectancies will be met. The very ambitious series produced by XFilme takes place in Berlin, the city of sin, during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933). With  more than 700 of our costumes being used over several months…

MEETING ANTHONY POWELL

A FEW WORDS WITH ANTHONY POWELL At the moment Anthony Powell arrived at our threshold, one of the dreams of my teenagehood turned to reality. I was facing one of the designers that had had the most influence on my imagination. And that was quite something. Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom. Opening scene at…

JACKIE. NOVEMBER 1963

FROM JACQUELINE BOUVIER WITH LOVE Costume Designer MADELINE FONTAINE and MARIE FREMONT have spent weeks preparing Jackie Kennedy’s wardrobe for Pablo Larrain’s full of emotions JACKIE. Stephanie Chan, from the Hollywood Reporter, was curious to know all about Nathalie Portman’s transformation into the First Lady. Do read her article, as you will find Jackie’s sense…

CRAVATE STORIES: REPP TIES

IF TIES COULD TALK: THE REPP TIES. You most probably know repp ties (with diagonal stripes) as they became quite fashionnable in the 1920s. You must know that it is originally a british type of ties, an attribute shawing you belong to a specific military regiment, a univertisty or a club (rugby, rowing, cricket…) hence…

OLIVER TWIST IN PARIS

OLIVER TWIST IN PARIS OLIVER (the musical) has known quite a few revivals, from Broadway to the West End, and has been a well-deserved success for decades. Sistabro productions decided to gather experienced professionals to set up Oliver on stage in Paris. JEAN-DANIEL VUILLERMOZ, Costume Designer, chose our production offices and preparation rooms for this…

DRESSING JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU

THE ODYSSEY OF COMMANDANT COUSTEAU JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU was one of the most famous Frenchmen in the world. And his name still remains. L’Odyssee, one of our large scale projects for 2015 with Costume Designer Carine SARFATI, focuses on the life of Commandant Cousteau between the 1950s and 1970s. L’ODYSSEE is a biopic based on the…

LILLY OF THE VALLEY DRESS, FROM DIOR

LILLY OF THE VALLEY. FROM OUR COLLECTION BACK TO DIOR. We have the habit not to sell any costume from our collection. Here is the exception that proves the rule. After identifying one of our 1950s dress as created by Christian Dior for the film PARIS PALACE HOTEL (Director Henri Verneuil, released in 1956), we…

THE ELEGANT CROCODILE

TIMELESS ELEGANCELACOSTE 2017 short film Lacoste keeps on re-positionning the brand with this year’s campaign Timeless elegance, a finely crafted advertisement film. The quest for Love through eight decades refers to the always fashionnable polo Lacoste as a the golden thread. Costumes selected by Madeline Fontaine and Marie Frémont were used in a 1930s Budapest…

FIGARO AND Co

4 PAGES IN LE FIGARO HISTOIRE The 2017 February-March edition of LE FIGARO HISTOIRE focusses on the Russian Revolution. It encloses as well a 4-pages article on la Compagnie du Costume. It was a way to reach the general public and show our profession is a matter of entertainment industry as much as it is…