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12/18/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

anne hathaway 600x450 The Footwear Challenges ‘Les Misérables’ Costume Designers FacedLaurie Sparham/Universal Pictures

Vegan footwear probably didn’t exist in 19th-century France. But on a 21st-century movie set, the eco-friendly shoes were a necessity.

“[Anne Hathaway] is vegan, so we couldn’t use any animal materials on the shoes for her character, Fantine,” Les Misérables costume designer

  • Chest Armor from ‘Gladiator’

    “I am a slave! What possible difference can I make!” For a mere gladiator, Russell Crowe sure had some expensive digs. The armor he wore while defeating a maniacal emperor in the 2000 film went up for auction on July 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The prop was expected to go from anywhere between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000, but it actually far-exceed expectations, <a

  • Eiko Ishioka, who won an Oscar for her striking and avant garde costumes in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula,” has died at the age of 73. In the foreword to her 2000 book “Eiko On Stage,” Coppola described her work as “breathtakingly original, strange and sensuous.” Tracy Roberts, her studio manager, told the LA Times that Ishioka died Jan 21. in Tokyo of pancreatic cancer. Her work was most recently seen… Continue reading Eiko Ishioka Dead: Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Dies At 73

    bonnieandclydever5xlg1 Legendary Bonnie and Clyde Costume Designer Dies at 83Veteran costume designer Theadora Van Runkle has died at the age of 83. Best known for her Oscar-nominated work on ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Van Runkle got her start as a sketch artist for award-winning designer Dorothy Jeakins (‘The Sound of Music, ‘The Ten Commandments’), and would later be recommended for the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ job by Jeakins herself. Her costumes for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty in the… Continue reading Legendary 'Bonnie and Clyde' Costume Designer Dies at 83

    Derek Hough definitely worked his magic Monday with Ricki Lake:  The talk show host topped the leader board with a 23 out of a possible 30 points with their jive. And Lake did it in a skimpy confection that she promises will be the first of many itty-bitty dresses.

    “He just wanted it to move!” she told reporters. “I think it did. I love it. I feel great. I’m… Continue reading Ricki Lake on skimpy ‘Dancing’ costume and losing lbs