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Costume and Identity in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

How clothing constructs and confuses identities in Hitchcock's masterpiece
Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958)
Clothes on Film praises the costume design of Alfred Hitchcock's distinctive San Francisco thriller, Vertigo: 'In 1958 Paramount released Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing tale of death and obsession, love and loneliness. Receiving only average reviews on its release, Vertigo is now hailed as a cinematic masterpiece. Hitchcock’s direction, Bernard Hermann’s score and Robert Burks’ cinematography are particularly praised. Less often celebrated, argues art critic Iris Veysey, is Edith Head’s costume design.' [Read More]

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