Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen.
The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy.
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Hey there, Frocktalkers! I was able to shoot (grainy, poor-quality) video of the acceptance speeches, tribute speeches, etc., and I thought you might like to see (hear) them! Really, these are more for the words than for the pictures. It was such a lovely night, and I am excited to share it with you! Read on!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of working with some talented newcomers in the LA costume world.If you are looking for some help with your next project, I cannot recommend these people highly enough – they are wonderful, hard-working and have great can-do attitudes!Check out interviews and their websites after the jump.Put them to work, Frocktalkers!
Sandy Powell won the Academy Award last night for her work on The Young Victoria. In her acceptance speech, she graciously offered her award to all of us costume designers who do contemporary films, or films of a lower budget, films that do not often get the recognition they deserve. It was a very thoughtful gesture! To honor Sandy’s achievement (last night was her THIRD Oscar win), here is an interview from the CDG Awards. Anthony and Sarah spent some time talking with Mizz Powell, and she gives some sound advice.