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.
You may have heard how Google recently launched Glass, a wearable computer that you put on like a pair of glasses that allows you to record video, send messages, search for directions, and more, all activated by the sound of your voice. It’s a technology innovation we just had to test ourselves, which is why we scooped up a pair straight from Google — they aren’t available to the public yet — and brought it to our pop-up InStyle portrait studio at the Toronto International Film Festival last month. We wore them to interviews, took pictures of the in-studio action, searched for directions to the nearest coffee shop, and, most importantly, Googled plot lines to movies debuting at the festival. We also let celebs like Elizabeth Olsen and Saoirse Ronan test them out, too. The reactions? Mostly a lot of “wows” with a few “eeks” mixed in. InStyle.com photographer Alex Reside captured the responses — click the button below to take a look. To see more from InStyle’s TIFF portrait studio, flip to page 117 in the November issue, on newsstands Friday, October 18.
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The latest incarnation of Shakespeare’s iconic love story Romeo + Juliet hits theaters today, and stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the beautiful-yet-tragic star-crossed lovers. As you watch the renaissance film, take a close look at the ring the two lovebirds exchange. The bauble is a piece the Swarovski team designed for the flick—they also created the mask Juliet wears to the party—and InStyle.com got an up-close look when the original designs were on display at the Toronto International Film Festival last month. Now, you can be Juliet, too (minus the drama): The jewelry company designed a replica of the ring for R&J lovers, available for $100 at swarovski.com. The piece is just one in their 15-item collection inspired by the movie, complete with hearts, swords and, of course, roses, for which, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Shop the full collection at swarovski.com.
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Someone get Alicia Florrick a drink! Between her old firm, her new firm and her family, this power lawyer has a lot to juggle. Luckily, she need not worry about her wardrobe thanks to costume designer Daniel Lawson. For this week’s episode, he dressed the governor elect’s wife (star Julianna Margulies) in a mix of Christian Dior, Karen Millen and Escada. One look he loves for a woman in power: The zip-front suit jacket. “It’s a great silhouette, but it’s also easy on and off,” he explains. “It’s comfortable!” Click to see what he dressed Alicia in and, more importantly, learn why.