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Tom Hiddleston recalls tie troubles

Actor Tom Hiddleston found learning to tie a 19th-century cravat for his movie Crimson Peak “incredibly difficult”.

British star Tom Hiddleston was late on the set of Crimson Peak because he was tying his cravat.

The actor was determined to master the task without help from the wardrobe team, but admits it wasn’t easy. Tom has recalled his struggles while getting to grips with the 19th-century cravat for the new horror movie.

“It was incredibly difficult and technical. It’s a strange mixture of double windsor and bow tie, but I’m very proud to say that I tied it by myself,” he told “First shot of the day, everyone would ask, ‘Where the hell is Tom?’ And I would still be tying my cravat!”

Tom also takes a keen interest in fashion when he isn’t in character. The 34-year-old star has many favourite designers, but likes to make a statement when attending a glitzy event.

“Tonight I’m wearing Alexander McQueen,” he said, while discussing Crimson Peak at luxury New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. “It’s perfect for the occasion, don’t you think?”

Kate Hawley was costume designer on the gothic feature, directed by Guillermo del Toro. She has nothing but good things to say about collaborating with the filmmaker to create a strong fashion feel for the period flick.

“Working with someone like Guillermo, who has such a specific, rich visual style, is so incredible creatively - he gives you the ground rules and just sort of lets you build it up from there,” she smiled. “There were 10 million ways to do Crimson Peak, but what we landed on just felt right.”

Mia Wasikowska also appears in the spooky movie, playing a damsel in distress. Several of Mia’s scenes involve her running away from spirits in terror while wearing a billowing nightgown. The Australian actress says there was always a very strong idea about how her vulnerable character should look.

“There was this idea of making my character, Edith, look like a butterfly,” Mia explained. “There was so much incredible detail in all the costumes.”

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