Dallas had a celebratory moment Monday night with the opening of the new drill site—and that’s why costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin knew she wanted Jordana Brewster‘s Elena (with Jesse Metcalfe’s Christopher and Patrick Duffy’s Bobby) in the bold hue. “Elena is popping in this red Hugo Boss overcoat,” Sage Kunin told InStyle.com. “The inauguration for the alternative energy drill site called for celebratory color. I knew the weather was going to be cold so finding something bright but warm was a must.” Click through for more from Sage Kunin on last episode’s looks.
Last night’s Pretty Little Liars finale was epic! Not only did we (maybe) learn that the “late” Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) is alive and well, but also that she might also be the infamous scarlet trench-lover, Red Coat. (Gasp!) But then we hopped on the phone to talk to costume designer Mandi Line, and she said we shouldn’t be too sure just yet. “We know that Red Coat is a female, because the writers just gave me the go-ahead to let her wear heeled boots,” said Line. But didn’t Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hannah (Ashley Benson), and Mona (Janel Parrish) see Alison last night? “Maybe! Wait until you see the episodes coming up, though—it could go it any direction!” And for such an integral character, Line had to pick just the right cherry topper. “I didn’t want it to be too tailored, and I wanted it to drape nicely, so it had a little swing [when she walked],” said Line. “It couldn’t be too fashionable. It had to be able to take on [the action scenes]. Plus, I wanted it to be a nice blue-red, so it would complement a number of skin tones.” A number of potential A’s! Find out who’s who when Pretty Little Liars returns this June.
Plus, see Mandi’s top fashion picks for each Little Liar.
Pretty Little Liars Finale Tonight! Costume Designer Mandi Line Picks Her Favorite Looks from All Three SeasonsMar 19, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
Tonight, Pretty Little Liars ends its third season—and reveals another member of the “A Team.” Spencer (Troian Bellisario) seems to gone over to the dark side, and Aria (Lucy Hale), Hannah (Ashley Benson), and Emily (Shay Mitchell) are reeling from the possibility. Though, whatever happens tonight, we do know that each Little Liar‘s signature look, from Aria’s punk-rock duds to Emily’s increasingly feminine style, will be on full display, thanks to the dedication of costume designer Mandi Line, who has kept each girl firmly in character throughout three seasons. We asked Line what we could expect from the season finale—fashion-wise, no spoilers here!—and she did us one better, giving us her all-time favorite looks for each of the girls. Click through to see them all before the episode airs at 8/7c on ABC Family. And make sure to check back tomorrow; Mandi is giving us the scoop on just what went into picking the mysterious Red Coat’s scarlet trench. Spooky!
Girls Fashion: 4 Girls, 4 Outfits, The Looks Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Thinks Were the Most Memorable of All SeasonMar 18, 2013 @ 1:09 pm
The Girls season 2 finale aired last night! And while each Girl—save the missing Jessa (Jemima Kirke)—had a pivotal, emotional moment to wrap up the last ten episodes (Marnie [Allison Williams] and Charlie, awww), there were also, as always, standout style moments, too. That’s why we caught up with costume designer Jenn Rogien for the last time this season to ask her what her favorite looks were, and she gave us her top outfit for each. “Every time I think I get to the most fun look, or the weirdest or the most uncomfortable, another look comes along that’s all of those things all over again,” Rogien told InStyle.com this morning (think Hannah’s [Lena Dunham] mesh tank top). Click through for Jenn’s favorite looks.
There’s a new episode of Revenge on tonight! Costume designer Jill Ohanneson already told us that the Hamptons ladies’ love their Michael Kors, Lanvin, and Alaia (thank you very much), but this week, she spilled on the one designer all the boys—including Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) and Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman)—love to wear most: Tommy Hilfiger. “Sometimes Josh will just come into a fitting and say, ‘Jill, I just love what Tommy Hilfiger is doing right now,’” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. “Gabriel, too. He wears a lot of Tommy Hilfiger in his personal life. He has a really great relationship with the designer.” And they’re not alone—Ohanneson loves Hilfiger’s preppy aesthetic, too. “I do really love Tommy Hilfiger’s design. I just met him recently, and I’m very excited because they have a flagship store opening here, which makes it much easier for us to use some of their stuff. I’m hoping to be able to use some of that on both Daniel and Nolan.” No objections here—whatever keeps those boys looking so handsome!
Plus, check out Ohanneson’s all-time favorite Revenge costumes.
All season long, we’ve been talking to Girls costume designer, Jenn Rogien, on the boldest looks from each episode, from Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) parrot-print “shorteralls” to Marnie’s (Allison Williams) hostess suspenders. And to celebrate the season finale, we rounded up all of her comments in one place so you can review before you watch. Click through for Jenn’s behind-the-scenes take on Girls‘ fashion. Then tune in to the Girls second season finale tomorrow at 9/8c on HBO, and come back Monday morning for the designer’s favorite look this season!
Last night’s Dallas was an emotional hour—the series said goodbye to its iconic iron patriarch, J.R. Ewing, a character played by the late Larry Hagman in both the original and sequel series. To honor both J.R. and Hagman, costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin made sure that each actors’ memorial look just right. “This is a significant occasion that required the utmost attention to detail,” said Sage Kunin. “The Valentino jacket that Elena is wearing has a dark brocaded body and black paillettes around the neckline. Thanks to Jordana Brewster, Elena has a knack for keeping pieces looking feminine yet still strong.” Click through for more from last night’s Dallas.
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.