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'The White Queen's' lush, period costumes 'are all about status'

The lush series that is Starz's "The White Queen," airing Saturdays, has the epic drama expected in the telling of the fight for the British throne: Philippa Gregory's story, the layered history and the acting.A period piece also requires the right costumes, and the ones here are terrific, coming courtesy of Nic Ede."This show was all about the shapes," Ede says to Zap2it. "And on the whole I kept the decorations to a minimum.""I tried to do formalwear and everyday wear," he says. "When they are at the courts, l kept them simply dressed. All the royals go more over the top where they have court occasions. And as always with these people, everything they do is about status."Some of the shots look as deeply textured as a Vermeer painting, such as this of Jacquetta Woodville (Janet McTeer) and her daughter, Elizabeth (Rebecca Ferguson). Elizabeth, a commoner, weds King Edward IV.Here both women wear blue... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-white-queens-lush-period-costumes-are-all-about-status.html