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'Bonnie and Clyde': Costume details and the stylish clothing line

It wasn’t just the story of the his-and-hers killing spree that brought attention to the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The look of both characters — Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) in her beret, tight sweater and pencil skirt and Clyde (Warren Beatty) in his chalk-stripe suit — earned costume designer Theadora Van Runkle an Oscar nomination and inspired a ’30s throwback fashion trend.

Next month, Bonnie and Clyde get the Lifetime treatment in a two-night miniseries starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. Legendary wardrobe designer Marilyn Vance (The Untouchables, Pretty Woman, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink) created more than 100 costumes for the title pair in the small screen retelling, and now online boutique Rue La La has unveiled a collection of clothes, shoes, and accessories inspired by the stylish Depression-era outlaws.

Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Bonne and Clyde wardrobe closet guided by Vance herself and get a first look at some of the pieces in Rue La La’s Bonnie and Clyde clothing line after the jump.


'House of Versace' costume designer on Gina Gershon's dramatic transformation

Gina Gershon had big stilettos to fill to play fashion designer Donatella Versace in Lifetime’s biopic House of Versace. Luckily, the actress had costume designer Claire Nadon to help her create the look of the fashion icon.

“It was one of the best productions I’ve worked on in my life,” says Nadon. “It’s so rare that you have an occasion to do a film about clothing and garments and fashion. Usually, it’s such a complimentary aspect of the film, but fashion was the core [of this movie].” Still, the process wasn’t an easy one. With just three weeks of prep time, Nadon worked with two assistants, three tailors, and four on-set associates to quickly pull together the colorful wardrobe, which consisted of both custom-made items and authentic vintage Versace pieces.

The Italian luxury label was not involved with the production — which follows Donatella Versace’s struggle to keep her murdered brother Gianni’s fashion empire afloat while battling drug addiction — but Nadon insists, “It does show the spirit of the fashion house and the period. I would love it if [the family and company] would think that [the fashion] could be authentic, but I don’t mistake myself. I know we didn’t have the time or the budget or the actual real fabric that they had. But if people have the feeling of, ‘I know that period and it does portray that,’ I would be very pleased.”

Click through the gallery to see what Nadon says about actress Gina Gershon’s dramatic transformation, the best place to find vintage Versace pieces, and which actress wore her own personal wardrobe on-screen.


Gina Gershon plays Donatella Versace in Lifetime's 'House of Versace'

Gina Gershon plays legendary fashion figure Donatella Versace in Lifetime’s House of Versace, premiering October 5.

According to a press release from the network, the TV movie — based on the book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genuis, Murder, and Survival by Deborah Ball will focus on the designer’s struggle to take over the family fashion empire after the 1997 murder of her brother Gianni.

This isn’t the first time Gershon has channeled the husky-voiced Donatella.  READ FULL STORY

Naked 'Project Runway' billboard banned in Los Angeles

Project Runway may be a show about fashion design, but there’s an obvious lack of clothing in a new ad for season 12 of the Lifetime style competition series.

In the promo art, host Heidi Klum wears a Marie Antoinette-inspired costume and mentor Tim Gunn a tuxedo, but the gaggle of models at their feet are completely naked.

Released yesterday, the racy image has already been banned in one city.  READ FULL STORY

'Anna Nicole' star Agnes Bruckner on her transformation: 'It took an army'

Last week, costume designer Deborah Everton gave us a peek inside the sexy wardrobe for the explosive new Lifetime movie Anna Nicole. Now, star Agnes Bruckner is letting us in on what it was like to step into the Guess model’s falsies.

“The physical transformation was unbelievable,” Bruckner told reporters during a conference call about the project. “It definitely [took] a team of people. … We had cheek prosthetics, neck prosthetics. There was a fat suit. There were so many different looks that she had [over the course of her life]. We probably changed my look three or four times a day on set, which was really crazy.”

Of course, there were also those prosthetic breasts, which were created by a special-effects team. The actress estimates that the daily process took an hour and a half each day, with the exception of day one, which took around three hours to get things just right.

'Anna Nicole' costume designer on re-creating Smith's iconic looks and working around Agnes Bruckner's prosthetic breasts

Five years after her death, Anna Nicole Smith (née Vickie Lynn Hogan) is getting the Lifetime treatment. Agnes Bruckner stars as Smith in Anna Nicole, the rags-to-riches tale of “a pretty, but plain girl growing up in small town Texas” who “transformed herself though sheer willpower” into a pseudo-celebrity whose demise was a tragic end to a tragic story.

Costume designer Deborah Everton (whose credits include The Craft, Star Trek: First Contact, and Dick) was tasked with outfitting Bruckner — and her pneumatic prosthetics — in a wardrobe befitting Anna Nicole. Everton sat down with EW to explain how she re-created Smith’s signature looks, describe the challenges of dressing the Playboy model’s Amazonian figure, and dispel the myth that the Guess Girl was a Wal-Mart shopper.

“I wanted her wardrobe to be fun for the audience to look at. I didn’t want to exploit people’s expectations,” Everton says of using costumes to bring levity to the otherwise heavy biopic. “I showed her progression as she learned about style and fashion. There was a time when she came into money and wasn’t educated yet as to what was tasteful and beautiful. Her look tended to be, I don’t want to say gaudy, but ‘more is more.’ She learned over the course of her brief life how to edit [her clothes], so that’s what I did.”

Click on to see some of Bruckner’s best Anna Nicole costume moments. READ FULL STORY

Sneak Peek: Lindsay Lohan's top 3 costume moments from Lifetime's 'Liz & Dick'

He’s created the costumes for a few Lifetime movies — not to mention TV shows including Castle and Veronica Mars and big screen features like Pitch Perfect — but Salvador Perez Jr. faced a unique challenge while working on Liz & Dick, airing this Sunday at 9p.m. EST.

“I was really put to the test to make the movie believable and iconic at the same time. And also, we’re talking Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan, two woman who wear clothes very differently,” Perez explains. “I had to be inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, but flatter Lindsay Lohan.”

Perez was able to do both, once he discovered that his leading lady shared Taylor’s weakness for shiny objects.  READ FULL STORY

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