18th century, costume in cinema

Trawling the Web

While we wait with bated breath to see the outcome of all TOBG(YN) [The Other Boleyn Girl] costume brouhaha, I found this LA Times article that talks about the costumes in TOBG(YN) and The Tudors (Showtime), and interviews Sandy Powell (costume designer). I like how the author actually acts like Joan Bergin (costume designer for The Tudors) wasn’t on crack.

Also, Trystan found these podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg — near the bottom you’ll find, “Clothing Speaks,” with Linda Baumgarten (textiles and costumes curator, and author of, “What Clothes Reveal”). Haven’t listened to it yet, but I definitely will!

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  • Reply Trystan L. Bass July 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Ah, the Janea Whitacre podcast titled “Milliner and Mantua Maker” is in 2006, along with neat ones from the wigmaker & the shoemaker. 2005 has a great podcast titled “Carolyn Wilson on Interpreting an American Lady” from the women who plays Betty Randolph.

    They’re a lot easier to sort thru on iTunes :-)

  • Reply athene July 13, 2007 at 12:09 am

    >> the author actually acts like Joan Bergin (costume designer for The Tudors) wasn’t on crack.

    Umm, but clearly she was…on crack, that is.

  • Reply padawansguide July 13, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Well, to be fair, Bergin does say that she went for a deconstructed Tudor look, and she was influenced by Couture and such. I don’t have a huge problem with it, since they’re not insisting that the costumes are 100% period accurate.

    I thought this line was funny:

    Powell and her team ended up making nearly every garment: It seems “The Tudors” was filming at the same time and “had rented every Tudor costume on the planet,” Powell says.

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