11 thoughts on “Frock Flicks Guide to Costume Designer Ann Roth

  1. If I had to single out one Ann Roth Frock Flick that is my favourite, I couldn’t be she covers the gamut of several eras. But I can say The English Patient, MA Ramey, Rainey’s Black Bottom, Cold Mountain and Julia and Julia are favourites.

    1. I’m rooting for her to win the Oscar this year. ‘Emma’ was very pretty & I did love the designs (& I usually don’t like Regency that much), but Ma Rainey was more of a challenge & showed more depth, IMO.

  2. Oh, what a serendipitous post! I was just thinking about “Places in the Heart” the other day, but couldn’t remember the title or any of the actors (I think I saw it once in Sunday School ages ago).
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks! I find them satisfying to do, I learn about a lot of different movies (which unfortunately I can’t always track down, but it’s still fun).

  3. How can I pick a favourite. This is a costume designer who really seems able to dress from the period and go into all the wonderful details. Loved this. Thank you.

  4. As much as Gwyneth Paltrow ranks highly as she does on my Irrational Hate List, she was fucking fabulous in Ripley. So chic and glamorous!

    I have never despised a character as much as a despised Vida in Mildred Pierce, although she was divinely dressed.

    That Patsy Cline one looks fun. I am sucker for a young Ed Harris, and Jessica Lange just adds value to anything.

  5. I love this woman’s work….even though I never heard of her before. For every one of the movies that I’d seen I just remembered thinking that the whole look of those films was perfect. One of my all-time favorite movies is The English Patient, so I gotta go with that one. But The Talented Mr. Ripley was excellent as well. And P.S. Let’s not discount Armand Assante’s hotness in The Mambo Kings!!

  6. I adore adore ADORE Ann Roth ever since I saw her costumes in The Hours (one of my favorites movies). She is just so spot on and fab.

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