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'Dallas Buyers Club' costume designers on Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto's transformations

Jared Leto learned what it was like to walk in someone else’s heels thanks to Dallas Buyers Club costume designers Kurt and Bart, who brought to life the film’s mid-’80s-inspired wardrobe. Still, the duo — who are nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award — give full credit to their cast.

“It was fantastic to work with such committed actors,” said Kurt and Bart, who reached out to EW from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay set, where they are currently overseeing the film’s next two installments.

Leto was so committed, in fact, that he remained in character as Rayon — an HIV-positive transgender woman — throughout their time together. “We spoke to Jared once on the phone and then [he stayed in character as] Rayon the entire time from the first fitting out of a suitcase and a plastic bag at his airport hotel room [to] right before his first meeting with [director] Jean-Marc [Vallée].”

Because of this, Kurt and Bart often reference Leto by his character’s name when discussing the costume process. And, according to them, Rayon had one definite opinion when it came to what she wore. “The only thing Rayon was adamant about was she never wanted to wear pants,” they explained, noting that Leto declined to wear a pair of “glam, but also very feminine” high-waisted pink flared trousers that the two had presented. “I know Jared was very into embracing the unfamiliar. He explained it as, ‘I know what it feels like to wear pants.’ I think the vulnerability of a dress or skirt helped him find Rayon, which totally makes sense.”

Kurt and Bart also embraced Matthew McConaughey’s extreme weight loss, though it did pose a unique challenge for the costume designers. The only thing tighter than the film’s budget was its 23-day schedule. “Our shooting schedule didn’t allow for any time to shoot Matthew with a little more weight on him for the ‘healthier’ sequences. We worked really hard to tailor the clothes that he repeated in the film so that they fit differently in different parts of the film. Working with single vintage garments, this was a feat of last-minute tailoring. We made him three different lengths of the same belt to add to the effect,” they said. “We found that if his clothes were more fitted it actually made him look healthier instead of emphasizing how thin he was. We played with oversizing his jeans and shirts a bit when he was sicker to make him look smaller.”

For their hard work, the duo — who have collaborated since 2000 working on everything from music videos (Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U,” Madonna’s “Me Against the Music”) to television series (How to Make It in America) and films (Stoker with Nicole Kidman) — are up for their first CDG Award. Nominated in the period film category, Kurt and Bart are up against 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, The Great Gatsby, and Saving Mr. Banks. The costume designers couldn’t be more thrilled. “Receiving a nomination from your peers is the best, especially for this film.”

Read on for EW’s exclusive Q&A with Kurt and Bart to learn who made McConaughey’s signature cowboy hats, what it was like working around Leto’s real-life tattoos, and to find out who wore a shirt right off the costume designers’ backs. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' stylist on dressing Juan Pablo: 'He would wear every color of the rainbow'

The Bachelor needs help getting dressed. That’s where wardrobe supervisor Cary Fetman comes in.

Since 2006, Fetman has overseen the wardrobe on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and special episodes like the recent nuptials of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici. He pulls clothes for the star of each season, doles out fashion advice to the contestants, and has even designed a few one-of-a-kind ensembles. “Once we start shooting we really don’t stop, so everything is done the week before we begin. We pick the clothes for a whole season [in advance],” Fetman told EW. “You [anticipate] those emergency situations and try to prepare for them. We’ve arrived in countries where our suitcases don’t arrive — all of a sudden we’re trying to find a clothing store that has what we need. And all the sizes are different. That’s why I’m there.”

Fetman says that Juan Pablo Galavis didn’t rely on him as much as past Bachelors have. “He was not afraid to try anything. He never worried about what people would think if he was wearing bright yellow pants with an orange shirt and purple socks. He loved it all,” the stylist said of the former pro soccer player’s sartorial instincts. “[Juan Pablo] said, ‘I want Miami hot, and a little taste of Latin.’ I took that and ran with it.”

Galavis even taught Fetman a few things. “Off-camera, he’d wear a brand [called Guy Look] from Korea that I’d never heard of. It’s sweats from the ’80s [that look] like M.C. Hammer pants with the crotch hanging down to below the knees. I was like, ‘There’s not a chance in hell that’s what you’re wearing on camera!’ But I fell in love with [other items from] the line and started ordering things. Some of the stuff wasn’t [too] scary for the audience. Every once in a while, I’d say, ‘No, no, no. Middle America is going to be looking at you going, ‘What the hell is going on here?'”

As for the female contestants, they were on their own until the finale. “I bring a whole fitting to the country [we're filming in] — I’ve got all the gowns, all the accessories, and all the shoes in two bags — and each person gets her own bag,” Fetman explains. “I always pray that both finalists are the same size, but that rarely ever happens.”

Read on for more to see what Fetman had to say about Juan Pablo’s style, making sure that the contestants don’t accidentally flash the cameras, and what went on behind-the-scenes at Catherine and Sean’s wedding.

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The top 5 fashion moments from Super Bowl XLVIII

It wasn’t exactly a thrilling game, but Super Bowl XLVIII delivered plenty of style highlights.

From Bruno’s flashy suit to Joe Namath’s furry coat, let’s count down the top five Super Bowl fashion moments.

5. Bruno Mars and co. in custom Saint Laurent
For the halftime show, Bruno and his band wore custom suits from Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, who is known for dressing rock stars like Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, and Daft Punk. For some, the gold slim-fit blazers were more Broadway — think Jersey Boys – than badass.

A near-identical Saint Laurent jacket is available — on sale! — at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Kids model Grammy fashions worn by Taylor Swift, Madonna, Pharrell, and more

ToddleWood is back!

All of the Grammys good, bad, and WTF? fashion moments — Madonna’s pimp cane, Pharrell’s hat, Paula Patton’s rabid zebra-print dress to name just a few — have been immortalized in kid-size glamor shots.

Founded by former advertising executive-turned-photographer Tricia Messeroux, the photo project imagines everyday kids as A-list celebrities, historic figures, and more recognizable icons. The idea was born in 2008, when Messeroux decided to shoot her then-three year old daughter, Skylar.

“My process now is to think about what the look that I want to  achieve is, so it needs to be an iconic celebrity or a political figure or someone notable, or a moment in time,” Messeroux told EW last year. “The Grammys have some of the most outrageous outfits, which for someone like, me is exciting.”

Click through the gallery to see the pint-sized versions of Madonna, Pharrell, Katy Perry, Paula Patton, and more Grammy styles.  READ FULL STORY

Wear Pharrell's Grammy hat (on your shirt)

People are still talking about that hat Pharrell wore to the Grammys.

The music producer’s oversized topper was the most talked-about fashion moment of the night, inspiring the @Pharrellhat parody Twitter handle, an Instagram account, and the biggest red carpet Internet meme since Angelina Jolie’s right leg.

Thanks to clothing label M.O.C. Brand Pharrell’s sartorial statement has been immortalized on a limited- edition polo shirt.  READ FULL STORY

Grammys: All about Pharrell's hat

It’s not easy to upstage two guys in robot helmets, but Pharrell Williams and his big brown hat did just that at last night’s Grammys.

The music producer’s oversized topper was the most talked-about fashion moment of the night, inspiring a parody Twitter handle — @Pharrellhat, which currently has over 14,000 followers — an Instagram account, and the biggest red carpet Internet meme since Angelina Jolie’s right leg.

Where did Williams get his hat? And was he surprised that it became an instant pop culture phenomenon? Read on to find out.  READ FULL STORY

Grammys Guy Style: Who wore the oddest outfit? -- POLL

In a surprising fashion twist, it was the men who took the biggest fashion risks at tonight’s Grammy Awards.

For once, Ryan Lewis stole the style spotlight from Macklemore, thanks to a hideous houndstooth-print suit from Mr.Turk.

Steven Tyler took the title of all-time worst white suit from Celine Dion.

Pharrell? Is that you under that hat? Please tell me that this was all a big joke and you meant to inspire the biggest fashion meme since Angelina’s right leg. Please.

Who wore the oddest outfit at the Grammys? Cast your vote after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

'Today' show gang debuts Team USA Olympic opening ceremony uniforms

Anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, and Natalie Morales led the fashion parade when the Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms were unveiled on the Today show this morning.

Clad head-to-toe in the patriotic ensembles, the Today gang was joined by American curlers Jessica Schultz and Jared Zezel and Ralph Lauren’s David Lauren for the big reveal. “Ralph Lauren was inspired by the classic Americana patchwork quilts and sweaters,” Lauren explained of the outfit’s most eye-catching piece, a knit cardigan emblazoned with stars, strips, Olympic rings, and, of course, the fashion label’s own Polo logo.  Also included: a cream cotton turtleneck sweater, white fleece athletic pants, black leather boots with red laces, a cotton belt, reindeer hat, and mittens with the word “Gold” stitched on one palm.

Lauren was careful to point out that the uniform was made by hand in America. (Last year, Ralph Lauren came under fire when it was revealed that the uniforms worn by American athletes at the 2012 Olympics in London were manufactured in China.) According to a post on the Today show website, “the wool hails from Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, then yarned in North Carolina, before being knitted in California by the husband-and-wife team Ball of Cotton.”

Watch a video of Matt, Savannah, Carson and Natalie modeling the Team USA opening ceremony uniform after the jump.

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Naked or not? H&M asks fans to vote for their favorite David Beckham Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

Covered or uncovered? H&M is asking fans to decide how much David Beckham they want to see on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Swedish retailer has released video clips for two versions of its new commercial for the David Beckham Bodywear line, which will premiere during the big game on Sunday, Feb. 2. The spot was shot by director Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives, Drive) Viewers with certain models of the Internet-connected Samsung Smart TV will be able to “buy it like Beckham,” shopping for items seen in the ads directly through their television.

Starting January 27, fans will be able to vote on whether they prefer their Beckham #covered or #uncovered. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the #uncovered ad — the clip implies that Beckham loses his underpants and arrives at an H&M photo shoot fully naked — will emerge victorious.

Watch the teaser clips for H&M’s David Beckham Bodywear Super Bowl commercial after the jump and decide for yourself.

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'Sleepy Hollow' stars talk Ichabod's skinny jeans encounter

Ichabod Crane rocked skinny jeans in this week’s Sleepy Hollow and though the moment was shortlived, we certainly enjoyed it. The same can’t be said for the displaced soldier, though, who made his displeasure well known — a reaction actor Nicole Beharie, who plays baddie-fighter A/Ichabod-ally Abbie, jokingly says she didn’t appreciate.

“I was hoping he’d been a little bit more open to the clothes that Abbie spent all of her hard-earned money buying for him so that he could smell fresh and clean,” she told EW this past week during the Television Critics Association press tour. “I don’t care what he has on, to be honest. As long as he’s clean.”

Don’t look for Ichabod to be squeezing into jeans again any time before the end of the season, which wraps up Monday with a two-hour finale. (But we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more jeans in season 2!)

Watch more from our chat with Beharie and co-star Katia Winter below:  READ FULL STORY

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