A new episode of Dallas premiered last night, and we caught up with the show’s costume designer, Rachel Sage Kunin, to get the exclusive details about the Texan looks she created. Fun fact: Kunin put Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) in this gray Banana Republic coat and sherbet BCBG sweater for a very specific reason: “Rebecca has severely jeopardized her relationship with Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and is determined to prove her commitment to him,” Kunin told InStyle.com. “Given her newfound responsibility—being pregnant—I felt it important to use gray in her costume which is a sign of maturity.” Click through the gallery for Kunin’s take on more of last night’s outfits.
In addition to hitting the 100,000 mark for Instagram followers (thanks readers!) we had quite the eventful week! We were charmed by the snakelike Giuseppe Zanotti sandals that arrived in our office, brightened up the room with Charlotte Olympia’s colorful clutches, and gave a hand (or two) to our enthusiastic and loyal Instagram fans for getting us to the 100K mark. Check out this week’s best photos in the gallery, and come back every Saturday for all of our favorite shots.
Last month, Banana Republic announced its first film-themed line, inspired by Keira Knightley‘s Anna Karenina remake (see the trailer here!), and now we have a sneak peek at the collection! Though the adaptation, true to Tolstoy’s novel, takes place in the late 1800s, Banana’s creative director Simon Kneen (inset) went with a ’50s feel, thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look-inspired outfits for the film. “You always take something that’s inspiring, and make it modern and relevant,” Kneen told InStyle.com. “We took the simplicity of the 1950s couture shapes—how architectural they were—and worked them back into the 1870s,” said Durran. This means shoppers can expect to see military coats with nipped-in waists, loads of costume jewelry, and Russian faux furs, ranging in price from $30 to $325. Click through the gallery to see Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina-inspired holiday looks, and shop them when they hit stores this October, one month before the film’s release.
Banana Republic loves to time travel! After two rounds of retro capsule collections inspired by Mad Men, the mass retailer is launching its first film-themed line, this one inspired by Keira Knightley’s new period piece, Anna Karenina, in theaters this November. (See the trailer here!) Though the adaptation, true to Tolstoy’s novel, takes place in the late 1800s, Banana’s creative director Simon Kneen promises a capsule with more of a ’50s feel, thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look inspiration for the film. “It was historical but had a twist to it as well,” he told WWD. Think hats and coats with faux fur and “piles” of costume jewelry, ranging in price from $30 to $325. The collection will hit stores in October, one month before the film’s release.
Plus, shop Banana’s latest collab.
Trina Turk’s summer-ready capsule collection for Banana Republic is out today! The lineup boasts 60 pieces, from dresses and enamel jewelry to swimsuits. “I decided early on that the Palm Springs ‘cocktails by the pool’ lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colors, styles, and prints,” said the Los Angeles designer, whose vibrant, bold patterns are loved by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Prices range from $35 for makeup pouches to $150 for silk maxi dresses. See the full lookbook in the gallery, and shop it at bananarepublic.com.
Banana Republic recently tapped celebrity-favorite Trina Turk to design a summer-ready capsule collection, and now the line’s lookbook is here! The collection boasts 60 pieces, from dresses and enamel jewelry to swimsuits. “I decided early on that the Palm Springs ‘cocktails by the pool’ lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colors, styles, and prints,” said the Los Angeles designer, whose vibrant, bold patterns are loved by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Trina Turk for Banana republic hits stores June 7th, just in time for your next trip to the beach! Click through the gallery to browse the full lookbook, and start making your wish lists.
Banana Republic just made it easier to score Pippa Middleton‘s style. One of the store’s new spring arrivals is this silk “Pippa” dress ($175 at banana republic.com), which boasts a similar neckline to the royal-in-law’s famous Alexander McQueen maid of honor gown. It comes in rich magenta and blue, shades the younger Middleton adores. And this isn’t the first time Banana Republic took some royal inspiration: The retailer also sells a “Kate” sheath dress ($130 at bananarepublic.com), modeled after a khaki bandage Reiss style the Duchess wore to meet President Obama.
See Pippa’s most memorable outfits!
Banana Republic and Mad Men are back for round two! The hit show’s costume designer Janie Bryant teamed up with the retailer on a spring line of retro separates inspired by Mad Men‘s country club scenes. “The collection is about dressing with effortlessly chic style, bringing a dressed up look to American style for the modern man and woman,” Bryant told InStyle of the collaboration. The lineup hits Banana Republic stores and bananarepublic.com today— just in time for the show’s season five premiere on March 25th. Put on your pearls and click through the gallery to shop the collection!