The Good Wife’s Dan Lawson Dishes About the Romance Behind the Fashion From Season 5, Episode 10Dec 3, 2013 @ 10:05 am
The 10th episode of The Good Wife, titled “The Decision Tree,” brought the once-romantic relationship between Will Gardner (Josh Charles) and Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) back into play. There were flashbacks to their happiest moments and present-day scenes showing sadder times. There were ups and downs—and the wardrobe had to match. “It was like Will was putting his relationship with Alicia on trial,” explained Dan Lawson, the costume designer behind the show. “We had a whole conceit to make that visual with the clothes.” To do so, Lawson dressed Alicia in jewel tones for the flashbacks and neutrals for the modern day. Also, when Will was practicing his questioning of Alicia in his mind, he imagined her in a cream suit—the same cream suit she wore when they started their affair together. “It’s the subtle things,” said Lawson. But, of course, it’s always the little things that mean the most. Flip through the gallery to see what else she wore.