Hi there, Frocktalkers! It’s finally here – for those of you who did not get to make it to Pacific Palisades to see the big TEDx talk, here it is in its entirety. Hope you enjoy it! Big thanks to everyone who helped me with this: Susanica, Carrie, Ruth, Anthony, Sam, Eladio, Mel, Ken, Michael, Michele, Michelle, Lauren, Stacy, Rebecca, Joseph, Beth, Carlos, Lois, Aasha, Darren, and all of my Chico Junior High girlfriends! Thanks to Andrew McGregor for inviting me to speak – it was nerve-wracking, but it was fun! Have a great weekend, everyone!
So, I’ve had my head deep in some books lately, in preparation for this TEDx speech I’m giving at the end of June. It’s been very interesting to revisit the subject of costume design from an outside perspective. In the talk, I’m trying to explain the concept of clothing as a visual language – one that we all speak, in various dialects. A red dress to you may mean a very different kind of red dress to me. So how do we talk about visual language with any real meaning? Here’s where the following books come in handy.
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