We’ll be recapping every episode of Outlander this season, both in blog post AND podcast. Kendra and Sarah will be focusing mostly on the costumes — designed by Terry Dresbach — in our blog posts, but probably tackling both the costumes and the story itself in our podcasts. You can find the podcast at the bottom of this post, or on iTunes!
For those who aren’t regular Frock Flicks readers: this blog and podcast is all about costumes in historical movies and TV shows, and we approach things from the angle of history. So, expect us to be talking about the costumes primarily from the point of view of comparison with the real history of the 1740s. We’ll also talk about costume in terms of story, and the deviations that come with this one having the fantasy element of time travel. But, know that when we talk about that dreaded phrase “historical accuracy,” we’re not doing it to be mean or judgy. It’s just one lens through which to watch this fabulous show.
Bonjour from Paris! Kendra & I took time away from our busy champagne drinking schedule to take a look at Outlander Season 2, Episode 7. We have to admit that we went for a bit of the ‘ol soft sell on this one, because PARIS. But hey, we love you guys so much, we couldn’t just let you flounder out there without your Outlander fix! So, let’s get to it so we can get back to all that champagne that isn’t going to drink itself!
I had a quibble with the collars on both the Comte’s and Louis’ shirts, though. In the 1740s, the shirt collar was almost entirely hidden by the cravat or neck stock. The collar that protrudes over the top of the cravat is a much later 1790s style.
We want to thank Outlander-Online.com for their awesome screenshots!
Outlander Season Two, Episode Seven, Podcast Recap
Listen to our podcast recap of the episode here or on iTunes!