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.
It’s chilly in Chicago right now—no wonder The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is bundling up! “She’s going through fall with us,” the show’s costume designer, Dan Lawson, told InStyle.com exclusively. That’s why he chose on-trend and on-season pieces, like a black Escada jacket, berry-toned Gucci blazer, and a plum Basler design. “She had a little more color this time around, and she stayed so chic.” And warm! Flip through the gallery to find out what else she wore.
Find Out Why The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick Dressed In Neutrals in Season 5, Episode 8 From Costume Designer, Daniel LawsonNov 18, 2013 @ 5:13 pm
The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is one month into launching her law firm after leaving Lockhart Gardner (or after last night, The LG) and she is maintaining her bold exterior throughout the tumultuous transition. “I don’t think she’s quite confident yet,” costume designer Daniel Lawson told InStyle.com today. That’s why he’s keeping her in neutrals until she really gets on her feet, like a gray floral Rena Lange jacket with black Gucci pants, or the black gold zip-front L’Agence jacket with an Alexander McQueen pencil skirt that he dressed her in for last night’s episode. “I really think the neutral tones this season are working well for us,” Lawson added. “As we move along, we might see a lot more color starting to peek in, but not quite yet.” Flip through the gallery to find out what else she wore—including her roomy, versatile black bag.
The drama is heating up on The Good Wife! After Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) broke away from Lockhart Gardner, the firm re-enters her life by way of subpoenas. But she can hack it, of course, thanks to a powerful wardrobe that keeps her looking as sharp as her wit. “The look is so clean and architectural this year,” costume designer Daniel Lawson told InStyle.com. Her looks last night included a black and white Escada jacket, a navy leather and suede No. 35 suit and a gray flannel Salvatore Ferragamo pantsuit. “These were some of our most favorite outfits of the season,” Lawson added. And they were sharp, indeed. Flip through the gallery to get all of the details.
Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) showed her unbreakable backbone on another episode of The Good Wife last night. Just a day after she was fired from Lockhart/Gardner, she regained her composure and opened up Florrick Agos and Associates—out of her own home. To show any kind of authority working from her private quarters took more than just her dialogue, but also her costume choices, which is where costume designer Daniel Lawson came into play. “This episode is all about working out of her house, so I didn’t want it to be too over the top with anything,” he told InStyle.com. So what did he choose? A little Armani, Moschino, Tom Ford and L.K. Bennett. No, not over the top at all. Flip through the gallery to learn more about Alicia’s looks from last night’s episode.
This week on The Good Wife, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) left her partner position at Lockhart & Gardner—and not by choice. Her abrupt dismissal came as a surprise, a plot line that carried throughout the entire episode, which meant she only wore one look for every scene, the gray Number 35 suit you see above. Choosing this two-piece took a lot of work, costume designer Daniel Lawson tells InStyle.com exclusively. It had to evoke that she was both surprised at her being fired (its subtle gray color) and it had to last (as in through six days of shooting, up to 12 hours a day). “We took extra care in picking this outfit,” Lawson says. “This didn’t stretch over the course of shooting, which was great. But the biggest seller for Julianna was that it was easy to wear — easy on and easy off.” If you have a zip-front gray jacket, Lawson suggests pairing it with a black high-necked top to frame your face. Flip through the gallery to learn more about Alicia’s looks this season.
Naeem Khan is known for his runway stunners, elaborate gowns with intricate stitches and hand-finished touches. Now he’s taking that same approach and washing it in whites and ivories for his first-ever bridal collection, which he debuted in New York this month. “I’ve been doing bridal, but very high-end exclusive pieces,” he told InStyle.com, mentioning his current project, a $250,000 custom dress for the King of Saudi Arabia’s granddaughter’s wedding. “Now, I’m making it available to the people.” His foray into the bridal market featured 25 gowns, which each took hundreds of hours to complete by hand. Every design was named after a city, as Khan was inspired by “where the modern bride is saying her vows.” With its art deco beading, the New York gown evoked a quiet image of the Chrysler Building, while the silver and crystal covered organza Versailles gown brought the city’s Palace opulence to life. The other styles were as beautiful as the cities they represented. Click to see collection, available for brides-to-be for fall 2014.
A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night and it had power lawyer and politician’s wife Alicia Florrick picking sides, both in the courtroom and the boardroom. Costume designer Daniel Lawson worked hard to create her look to match her all-around quick decision-making personality. “I wanted her to be very professional looking,” he told InStyle.com this morning over the phone. “I think if it was real life, women would really respond to her look — it’s elegant, but not over the top.” And that’s not all! Click the gallery to get more exclusive details about the looks he picked last night.