Hi everyone – I’ve just returned from a screening of The Great Gatsby, and wanted to briefly record my impressions here for you. First of all, there are a TON of costumes. Like thousands and thousands of costumes, all very different from each other. There are dance costumes and party costumes and poor people costumes and banker/Wall Street costumes and rich people costumes, etc., etc., etc., it’s exhausting! Bottom line: it’s beautiful. But keep in mind, this is not a Merchant-Ivory movie; this is not the place to be looking for exacting period accuracy. This is a Baz Luhrmann movie, and his specific vision is what comes to life here, courtesy of costumes and sets by designer Catherine Martin. Continue reading ‘The Great Gatsby’
The costume community is mourning another loss – Oscar-winning costume legend Theoni V. Aldredge sadly passed away on Friday. Aldredge won her award for The Great Gatsby, but she designed countless other influential projects, including Moonstruck, Ghostbusters, The Rose, Eyes of Laura Mars, and Network. She was also a Tony-winning designer for numerous Broadway productions. Her influence will continue to reverberate among our community. Condolences to all of her friends and family. Her keen eye and enormous talent will be sorely missed.
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I posted about the Frocktalkability issues with Internet Explorer a few months back, but this is a topic that needs revisiting. Internet Explorer, while one of the world’s most widely available (meaning pre-loaded) web browsers on the market, is decidedly NOT the best. Case in point here at Frocktalk. If you are using ANY version of IE to navigate the Internet, you will not be able to see Frocktalk in all of its blazing, good-time glory. Why? Compatibility issues. Frocktalk is best viewed using Mozilla’s FIREFOX (free download here), Safari (free download here) or Google Chrome (free download here). I am going to go out on a limb, and say that once you try these other browsers, you will NEVER go back to Internet Explorer. Make a liar out of me; I dare you!!
Have a great weekend!