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. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

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RIP, Nolan Miller: 1933 – 2012

Nolan Miller and his Dynasty ladies

Nolan Miller and his Dynasty ladies

Raise your shoulder pads and lower the veils on your hats, Frocktalkers.  This is a big one.  Nolan Miller, costume design icon, has left the building.  Mr. Miller was a driving force behind the use of big ole shoulder pads in the 1980s, thanks in part to his incredible and fantastic work on Dynasty.  The contribution that he made to our cultural environment in this time period can not be underestimated.  His appreciation of the female shape – and the way he decorated it – influenced fashion houses all over the world.  Nolan Miller defined a certain kind of glamour for this era, and I hope that his talent and skill will be appreciated for a long time to come.  Rest in peace, Nolan Miller… and thanks for raising the bar.

NY Times Obit HERE


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