Decoding Fashion in Film: Zoom Lecture
Costumes in period dramas are a big part of audience appeal but "perfect" historical accuracy is elusive. Designers may be limited by budget but can go beyond period limits in imagination. How do costumers choose colors and garment details to express the director's concept and give viewers clues to characters' personalities, place in society, and role in the story? You'll learn to decode what designers are trying to tell you and gain an appreciation for the clothing in both period and contemporary productions.
Presented by Alden O’Brien, curator of Costumes & Textiles at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, this talk will look at costumes from a variety of historical dramas.