It's Basterds Day (5 Days until Oscar!)
Can someone please explain to me again how Inglourious Basterds did not manage a costume design nomination this year? Still scratching my head about that a month later.
As would be expected, films which make a big story deal about their clothing (Bright Star, Coco Before Chanel, The Duchess, The Devil Wears Prada to name a few recent examples) do well here. The other three things that tend to help in this category are period work (√ World War II), fawning camera work emphasizing the clothes (√ Shoshana dressing for battle in red with veil) and royalty porn (n/a).
This film even has the tale of "Bridget von Hammersmark & the shoe". I never thought Tarantino would be able to top "wiggle your big toe" under the category of Entire Scenes Built Around Director's Foot Fetish but he worked it out, didn't he?
Related Link Polyvore approximates some of the costumes for your shopping pleasure.
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