The season finale of Revenge had us on the edges of our seats, and we’re still talking about the tragic loss and shocking reveal from last night’s episode. So, who better to give us the inside scoop on the show’s other character—the clothes, the fabulous clothes!—than costume designer Jill Ohanneson? ”I’m a character-based designer, and I also love fashion, so I have to serve the character and what they’re going through first,” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. Her work this season had to stay in line with the dynamic changes experienced by each character, and therefore, she had to alter the wardrobes of Emily Van Camp, Ashley Madekwe, and others to reflect shocking new plotline twists. “In season one, we were trying to find what worked and what defined each character, and we kept it very colorful and bright, but then the show got very dark and dramatic.” In honor of last night’s season finale, click the photo to take a look at how Emily, Ashley, Nolan, and many more have switched up their style.
On Revenge last night, Emily (Emily VanCamp) found another person to add to her hit list, Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) tech nemesis, “The Falcon,” and she did it while wearing a coral Elie Saab dress that made everyone—including costume designer Jill Ohanneson—swoon. “I just loved the color on her. It was unusual for her; she tends to stick to the blues and the beiges. But the moment she put it on, we knew it was the perfect choice for her,” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. “I also really love it for when she meets Daniel (Josh Bowman) and she’s being sympathetic. The color is so warm and the square neckline is so open, it was too perfect emotionally.” Check next week for Ohanneson’s inside scoop on the upcoming episode’s masquerade looks!
Plus, see Ohanneson’s all-time favorite looks for each of the Revenge girls.
The 10 Most Memorable Looks from Revenge, Chosen by the Woman Who Knows Them Best: Costume Designer Jill OhannesonMar 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Revenge is back tonight! And (spoiler alert!) someone close to Emily (Emily VanCamp) has been killed—not that such an incident will stop her from attending the funeral looking anything less than polished. Because even with all the twists and turns on the Sunday night soap, one thing is constant: Emily, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), and all the other Hamptons ladies look good. That’s why we caught up with the woman behind their best looks, costume designer Jill Ohanneson, who shared with us her all-time favorite pieces she put on the girls, from Emily’s red-hot Alexander McQueen to Ashley’s (Ashley Madekwe) goddess Balenciaga, to Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) sweet Anthropologie find. “There are so many that I love! I have the best job in the world,” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. Can’t say we disagree! Click through to see them all, plus her insider scoop on what makes each look so special. And tune into ABC at 9/8c to see how Emily & Co. work their mourning LBDs for [------]‘s final farewell.
On Sunday night’s cliffhanger episode of ABC’s Revenge, following an “accident” that occurred during Amanda’s baby shower at the Grayson Manor, younger sibling Charlotte Grayson (played by Christa B. Allen) waited at the hospital with Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) for an update on the condition of Amanda and her baby. Staying true to her youth and penchant for pretty things, Allen’s character wore a sweet and delicate lace dress for the festive gathering turned tragic affair—and we’ve found it! The girlie number is BCBGMAXAZRIA‘s Willa Lace Cocktail Dress in tapioca, available now on bcbg.com for $338. And while we’re fine leaving the drama to the small screen, we’d gladly take this piece home!
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Saturday’s Environmental Media Awards in Burbank, California may have unwittingly contributed to global warming thanks to Hollywood’s hottest (and greenest!) stars, who came out in droves for the event. Jessica Alba (in Narciso Rodriguez) suited up for the event with Amy Smart, while mom-to-be Malin Akerman posed cheek-to-cheek with Revenge star Emily VanCamp (in Andrew Gn). Also at the fashionable affair: Emmy-winner Julie Bowen, who caught up with Carla Gugino. Click through to see Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and more stars at this week’s hottest events.
What would fall TV be without the Graysons serving up some serious scandal? ABC’s hit drama, Revenge, premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST, and the episode will be eerily reminiscent of the series pilot. Like season 1, the show opens with a look forward at a fatal accident. In an extended trailer, released by the network, we are transported to Rhode Island during Labor Day weekend, where a search party is surveying the water (an unidentified body and a captive Emily VanCamp are shown). The clip then flashes to life in the Hamptons three months earlier, where tension among the Graysons is at an all-time high. Tune in tonight for the kickoff of another intense season!
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In a year when every woman on Earth (and their mothers) read E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, the color now associated with BDSM-obsessed fictional Seattle businessman Christian Grey made a strong showing at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. American Horror Story’s Connie Britton sparkled from head to toe in an ashy Andrew Gn halter dress, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland co-designed her beaded dove Notte by Marchesa look, Homeland’s Morena Baccarin chose a deep-plunging Basil Soda slate design, Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks worked a silver curve-hugging Christian Siriano mermaid gown, and Revenge’s Emily VanCamp chose a foggy J. Mendel gown (one of a number of stars who donned a Gilles creation). Looks like everyone has a little Anastasia Steele in them—or at least the love of something grey!
Plus, see what everyone wore to the 2012 Emmys!
What did Jena Malone, Kat Dennings, Emily VanCamp, Jennifer Westfeldt all have in common at the 2012 Emmys? Dresses by J. Mendel’s Gilles Mendel! “I put a lot of love and effort into those dresses,” the designer told InStyle.com just days before Emmys night during his New York Fashion Week show. “I would hope that they’re effortless and that the woman feels feminine. I love the woman’s body. They work hard at making them beautiful.” And his hope is that all of the women who chose his pieces—including Malone’s merlot satin asymmetrical look, Dennings’s sweetheart red-hot crimson column, VanCamp’s dove gray pleated style, and Westfeldt’s royal blue draped design—feel great about wearing them. “I think they feel confident in the dresses,” he said. “They understand the work that is put into them.”
Plus, see what everyone wore to the 2012 Emmys!