Over the past few weeks, Zoe Saldana has traveled around the world, from Berlin to London to Los Angeles, to premiere her new sci-fi flick, Star Trek Into Darkness (out May 16). And the 34-year-old actress packed along quite the high-fashion wardrobe, thanks to her longtime stylist, Petra Flannery. “I just know whatever she puts together for me I’ll feel like the prettiest girl in the room,” Saldana previously told InStyle.com. “It’s a synchronicity that we have where she’s given me the encouragement to follow my own instincts. At the end of the day, it’s my voice and my flavor every time I step out of my house.” And what a fabulous flavor it is! Click through to see all of her premiere looks.
Mad Men got saucy on Sunday night, and so did the clothes! Costume designer Janie Bryant crafted each of the looks to reflect the characters’ feelings, including Sylvia’s affair dress in a passionate red hue, Peggy’s back-to-the-Don-Draper-Show subtle three-piece suit, and Joan’s office-commanding royal blue look. Click through to find out all the details on this week’s looks for episode seven of Mad Men‘s sixth season.
Mad Men just keeps getting better! This week, we saw the women of the show go through very intense emotions—Megan craved Don’s attention again, Joan showed her frustration, and Peggy proved her innocence—and their wardrobe helped tell the story thanks to the work of costume designer Janie Bryant. “Everything has a meaning,” Bryant told InStyle.com this week. “That is my job as the costume designer: To tell the story and evoke those emotions for the characters and the audience.” Click through to find out all the details on this week’s looks for episode six of Mad Men‘s sixth season.
The happy-to-dark nature of Mad Men‘s lastest episode (season six, episode five, “The Flood”)—which told the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination through the reactions of the characters—was as much reflected in the scenes and dialogue as it was in the clothing. “It was a big episode for costume design,” costume designer Janie Bryant (shown inset) told InStyle.com. “The colors reflect the mood of the show. It changes from the colors in the beginning [like Peggy in sunny yellow while shopping for an apartment] to the dark palette after the assassination. It’s like life. One moment you think everything is beautiful and cheery and sunny, and there are moments in everyone’s life that something sad and dark happens. I wanted to evoke that darkness for all of the characters.” And she did just that—just after the bad news was delivered, the bright palette seen at the formal awards ceremony turned dark and mournful. Click the photo to learn more.
The Good Wife season four is over—and what a season finale it was! With a season leaving on a cliffhanger—between Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) resisting temptation by moving to a new firm and becoming the First Lady of Illinois, plus all of the storylines associated with these discoveries—the wardrobe was as dramatic as the plot, and for good reason. “Alicia can be pretty unpredictable, and the looks she wore this episode embodied a new jumping off point with her—it was the springboard to dive into next season,” explained costume designer Daniel Lawson, who dressed the character in a fitted Karen Millen suit and sexy black Antonio Berardi dress for the finale. “This year, the wardrobe has been a feast for the eyes for Alicia. She started out strong in a Proenza Schouler jade jacket, and we’ve built on that strength and sexiness throughout the season.” And that can only mean one thing—more amazing fashion coming to The Good Wife season five. Get more details from last night’s finale looks straight from costume designer Daniel Lawson (follow him on Twitter @GoodWifeFashion) and find out what Alicia wore all season in the gallery.
The season finale of The Good Wife airs tonight on CBS! In honor of the show’s ultra-stylish power lawyer Alicia Florrick (played by the incomparable Julianna Margulies), we’re reflecting back on the amazing style choices she’s made all season thanks to the show’s amazing costume designer Daniel Lawson. He’s the one who decked out Mrs. Florrick in Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Alexander McQueen, and more—all for the sake of the drama-ridden storylines. “She’s been doing more ensembles this season, which gives a nod to her making partner and making more money,” Lawson explains. “That means looking more put together than previous seasons.” Click through the gallery to review 91 looks seen in The Good Wife’s fourth season, and tune in to CBS tonight at 9/8c to watch the finale.
Plus, see all her looks so far this season!
A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night named “A More Perfect Union.” And while and it touched on the unions created and broken at the courtroom and at the firm, we’re more focused on another union—that of costume designer Daniel Lawson, shown inset, and his commitment to making the show a fashion statement for women in the workforce. This season, he’s elevated Julianna Margulies’s lawyer character Alicia Florrick to another level, as seen with his mix of day-to-night Emilio Pucci suits and peplum-covered jackets by rising designer Number 35 (shown). “There is this sense of body and sensuality in there that I’m trying to achieve with business suits,” Lawson told InStyle.com. And with one episode left of the fourth season, we can’t to see what kind of fashion he uses to for the show’s finale. Get all the exclusive details on the looks he picked last night the gallery.
On last night’s episode of Mad Men, “To Have and to Hold,” fans of the show saw the main female characters in three very different states of dress–all purposeful, thought-out decisions made by costume designer Janie Bryant. Megan’s pink brocade sleeveless dress used fashion to impress while Joan’s vintage floral dress used style to show her new authoritative role as a women who goes from office day to night on the town. ”That dress is reminiscent of silhouettes from past seasons, and stands in contrast to the power suits she’s been wearing,” Bryant told InStyle.com. “It’s a little bit more old-fashioned, and I felt it was important to harken back to the past.” Click the photo above to find out more about the costume choices, including that scandalous French maid outfit Megan wore.