Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)

In The Shawshank Redemption there’s a scene where the inmates are watching a film screening of Gilda in 1946. They all start cheering when Rita Hayworth makes her first dramatic entrance – bare shouldered, whipping up her head and then not so innocently suggesting, ‘Me? Sure, I’m decent.’ It was a film that was laden…

Joan Crawford’s dress in Grand Hotel (1932)

My favourite movie costume, possibly of all time, is actually fairly understated. But it’s the one that, if I had the skills and ability to sew and make my own clothes, I would be trying to recreate it in an instant. In fact when I went on holiday to Thailand I did even consider going…