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, Ray Aghayan – Emmy, CDG Award Winner

Costume designer Ray Aghayan with Judy Garland

Costume designer Ray Aghayan with Judy Garland

Just received news from the Costume Designers Guild that Costume Designer extraordinare Ray Aghayan has passed away.  He designed loads of TV projects, including the Shirley Temple Theater, the Judy Garland Show, and the Academy Awards shows.  He designed films as well, including Funny Girl, Lady Sings the Blues, and 1967’s Doctor Dolittle.  He was nominated for Oscars, Emmys and even a Tony award.  His is a sad loss for the design community, and our thoughts are with our family and those who loved him.  Here is the word from the CDG:

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