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.
Obsessions come and go, but sometimes our affection for an accessory is so deep that we need to declare our love for it—so we turn to our We’re Obsessed column where we gush about our designer faves. From clutch crushes to footwear infatuations to the dresses we dream of, here is where we rant and rave on our most up-to-date designer fixations. Because sometimes, there just needs to be a discussion around Gucci’s bordeaux bootie, Calvin Klein Collection’s peplum dress, Roger Vivier’s suede strappy, and Jimmy Choo’s sequin clutch. Click below to see all of our picks.
We’re in the homestretch of fashion month, with yesterday as the last day of Milan Fashion Week. But before we dive into the Paris spring/summer 2014 shows, let’s take a breather to appreciate our favorite moments and looks from Italy’s fashion capital. At Gucci, Frida Giannini demonstrated the art of “meshing” glamor and athleticism in one gown (and yes, mesh was one of the fabrics). Karl Lagerfeld didn’t stop short of spectacular at Fendi, combining a genius medley of sheer fabric, shine and sheared fur in one look. And to really drive home the theme of “light,” light radiated through cascading waterfall that served as the backdrop. Another favorite moment? For Moschino‘s 30-year anniversary show, iconic models, like Pat Cleveland, Jodie Kidd, Alek Wek and more, strutted down in vintage Moschino. InStyle Market Director Wendy Wallace called it, “A really fun flashback,” especially with singer Gloria Gaynor performing “I Am What I Am.” Click to see the 5 looks that topped InStyle Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary’s “Look of the Day” list.
Milan Fashion Week is under way with some big designer powerhouses in the spring/summer 2014 lineup. Luckily for us, we have a spot at the forefront, with InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini as our fashion correspondent. Rubini has logged all the major moments abroad, including one of Milan’s historic landmarks (just right around the corner of her hotel), the Gucci runway show and more. Click through to see snapshots of her week in Italy’s fashion capital. Don’t forget her to check out her London Fashion Week photo diaries, both part I and part II.
Could this be James Franco‘s most dapper role yet? We think so! To front Gucci‘s new Made to Measure scent, the actor channeled his inner Don Draper for the ’60s-inspired campaign above, which is very sophisticated, and very James Franco. “I try to be involved in things I believe in, projects I care about,” Franco told InStyle.com on why he chose to do the campaign. “I design my life in a way where my work is the same thing as what I love. That’s the statement I try to make.” We think he certainly made the point, and it helps that the scent is easy to love. The masculine blend of bergamot, nutmeg, juniper, and leather makes for a sexy mood-boost, and Franco agrees. “When I first put this scent on, I felt like a man,” he added. “Not only a man — a Made to Measure man.” Well put, James. Scroll down to see exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of the campaign, and find Gucci Made to Measure for $68 at macys.com!
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You can’t sniff him through this picture, but we’re pretty sure James Franco smelled really good when this shot was taken. That’s because the actor/director/student extraordinaire spritzed on Gucci’s newest men’s scent, Made to Measure, for the launch of the new fragrance in Milan, Italy with Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. The cologne, a spicy oriental blend, is named after the company’s made-to-measure customized suit service. Shop it for the man in your life at Macy’s in mid-July.
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We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and secured winning spots in our Look of the Day section: Beyonce (in Gucci), Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu), Angelina Jolie (in Ralph & Russo), AnnaSophia Robb (in Georges Chakra), and Rose Byrne (in a leopard-print ensemble). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Click the box below right now to get started!