Clothes on Film Interviews Boardwalk Empire’s Costume Team

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There have been a lot of stories about the costuming for Boardwalk Empire like these:


Just in time for the new season Clothes on Film sat down and interview Emmy nominees John Dunn and Lisa Padovani about what we can expect to see in terms of Boardwalk Empire costuming in season two.

Boardwalk Empire Costume Q&A: John Dunn & Lisa Padovani

On the eve of Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 commencing at HBO, we have had a chat with the show’s costume designers, Emmy nominated John Dunn and Lisa Padovani about what is in store for dandy gangster Nucky Thompson, sourcing vintage dresses and upcoming trends of the 1920s.

Clothes on Film, Chris: What do you have planned for Boardwalk Empire Season 2?

John Dunn: In Season 2 we will be continuing to explore the decade as our characters and their pasts are further revealed. We are also introducing some of the new currents in fashion as the 20′s begin to unfold and our characters’ situations shift. The big trends of the 20′s are still ahead of us but we will begin to set the groundwork.

In addition, our shop has become very adept at building beautiful women’s pieces from scratch at the speed of light. While it is always exciting to find beautiful vintage pieces to use, we also like to create original pieces and the skills of our drapers and stitchers to recreate the period has increased as we progressed through Season 2. We also found some new equipment for our shop. We were, for example, very pleased to locate a vintage faggoting machine which creates a seaming used so prominently for constructing dresses and blouses starting in the late teens and early 20′s.

Read the rest of the Q&A at Boardwalk Empire Costume Q&A: John Dunn & Lisa Padovani