Welcome back to the very spooky second episode of the Mood Sewciety Podcast, presented by Mood Designer Fabrics! Join Ashley and Camille as they delve into the world of horror movies and examine their relationship to fashion and the clothes we wear every day.
DISCLAIMER: This podcast contains general discussions of films rated R. Please use discretion when listening.
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About Our Hosts
Camille is one of the co-hosts and the editor of the Mood Sewciety Podcast. She earned her BFA in Costume Technology and sewed operatic and theatrical costumes in a past life. When she’s not podcasting, you can usually find her writing product descriptions while listening to history lectures, studying film theory, and playing Nintendo games.
Ashley is one of the co-hosts of the Mood Sewciety Podcast. She received her BFA in Costume Design and has designed and worked on her fair share of theater productions, operas, and film sets. Although she spends a lot of her time creating content and monitoring Mood Fabric’s social media pages, she is also an avid cosplayer and has been for 10 years.
The Birds (1963)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Costume Des. Edith Head
Ashley and Camille start off by discussing the seminal thriller The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. While acknowledging the painful production of this film, they peel back the curtain on Edith Head’s influence and the expertise needed to create a movie star.
American Psycho (2000)
Dir. Mary Harron, Costume Des. Isis Mussenden
Moving onto a more modern film, our hosts look to American Psycho as a fashion-influenced film and how fashion brands and trends can inform a character.
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Dir. Guillermo Del Toro, Costume Des. Lala Huete
A favorite of both Ashley and Camille’s, Pan’s Labyrinth is a masterclass in overall film design. After explaining the various influences on the film, they examine its surprising influence in early ‘00s fashion.
The Witch (2015) & Midsommar (2019)
The Witch: Dir. Robert Eggers, Costume Des. Linda Muir
Midsommar: Dir. Ari Aster, Costume Des. Andrea Flesch
Finally, our hosts reach the modern-day, and discuss recent hits The Witch and Midsommar in relation to the rise of “creepy cottagecore.”
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