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! **

Tag Archive for 'tudors'

ClothesOnFilm.com – Interview with Joan Bergin!

Our friend Chris over at Clothesonfilm.com has posted a brilliant interview with Tudors costume designer Joan Bergin – she talks about her role on the show as a designer, how the show works, and how she arrived there!  Fascinating.  Good job, Chris and thanks for posting!

– KMB

LA Times: Tudors/Mad Men/Glee

Great article today in the LA Times by featuring interviews with costume designers Joan Bergin (The Tudors), Janie Bryant (Mad Men) and Lou Eyrich (Glee).  Check it out HERE!

— KMB

Very Very Chic’s Coverage of the FIDM-TV Exhibit!

 

very very chic!

very very chic!

Hi there, Frocktalkers.  My friend Jayne over at Very Very Chic has posted coverage of this past weekend’s exhibit at FIDM:  The Art of Television Costume Design.  Check it out HERE – full coverage, with lots of pictures, including TV movies like Coco Chanel and Grey Gardens, shows like The Tudors, Dancing with the Stars, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and Project Runway.  Nice job, Jayne!!

— KMB 



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