If you haven’t had the chance to see ‘The Artist’, be sure to check it out. It’s a fun film and something different from the same old same old. The film covers the transition from silent films to the talking pictures between 1927 and 1931, and focuses on the relationship between an older silent film star and a up and coming starlet of the talkies.
Recently, I got a chance to check out the “20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition at FIDM, and the biggest draw for me was seeing the costumes in color created by Academy Award nominee costume designer Mark Bridges from ‘The Artist’. As you can see, the black and white film doesn’t do the costumes justice in showing the rich colors Bridges used.
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The outfit, in which unknown starlet Peppy Miller meets silent film star George Valentin, is actually a coral silk crepe dress. Bridges took pictures of fabric swatches in black and white in order to find the correct shade of grey.
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