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Costume designer Daniel Lawson on his 'Good Wife' inspired clothing line

Fans of The Good Wife may have to wait until March for new episodes, but they can get their fashion fix later this month thanks to a new clothing line by series costume designer Daniel Lawson.

The Emmy-nominated Lawson teamed up with Andrea Cohen of British label Number 35 to create a collection of business professional clothes that echoes the show’s tailored, boardroom style.

“My experience on The Good Wife inspired me and inspired us. How could it not after doing it for so long?” Lawson told EW of the line, which will include blazers, pencil skirts, trousers, and shift dresses in basic solids like red, blue, and black. “I wanted it to be clean, elegant, chic, strong, but still feminine. That’s what I do on The Good Wife.”

Priced from £225.00 ($369.45 US) to £850.00 ($1395.78), the pieces are currently available for pre-order on the 35-DL website and will ship January 31st. Lawson and Cohen are already working on the label’s next collection. “With 35-DL, it was about longevity and not just a capsule,” Lawson said. We’ll do several collections and [we hope] to have a long marriage.”

Read on for an exclusive Q&A with Lawson — including what you can expect when the show returns — and a first look at the 35-DL collection.


'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

Oscars 2014: The nominees for best costume design are...

The wardrobe designers for the Roaring ’20s set The Great Gatsby, ’70s con-artist comedy American Hustle, and the powerfully moving 12 Years a Slave are among this year’s Oscar nominees for best costume design.

Catherine Martin was recognized twice for her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, scoring nominations in the costume design and production design categories. If she wins them both, it won’t be the first time she’ll have to give two acceptance speeches — in 2002, Martin took home the costume and production Oscars for Moulin Rouge. Martin designed most of the costumes for Gatsby herself, supplementing her work with flapperesque dresses from the Prada archives, and suits co-designed with Brooks Brothers.

Michael Wilkinson helped David O. Russell resurrect the Disco era for Hustle, outfitting Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in a mix of vintage Halston gowns and custom cut-down-to-there dresses — not to mention Adams’ sexy macrame swimsuit — and putting Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in gaudy period suits that were so bad they were good.

Patricia Norris, who says she took the job in part because she’d never worked on a period film set in the 1800s, created costumes for more than 100 actors with speaking parts in 12 Years a Slave. Today’s nod brings the 82 year-old Norris’ career Oscar nominations count to six — will this be the year she finally wins one?

Like many of the other categories, there were a couple of surprises and a few snubs. READ FULL STORY

'Girls': Costume designer Jen Rogien on the new styles in season three


Though much ado has been made about the nudity on Girls, costume designer Jenn Rogien promises there are plenty of fully-clothed fashion moments to look forward to in season three.

“I will definitely say that each of the girls finds themselves in circumstances that force them to grow a little bit. I’m trying to keep up with that in their wardrobe choices,” Rogien told EW. “[The characters’ aesthetics are] a reflection of the choices they made in season two, how those decisions start to play out and the consequences.”

Rogien dressed a slew of season three guest characters (including Felicity Jones, Melonie Diaz, Jennifer Westfeldt), but it was J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons — who plays Hannah’s new boss — that had the costume designer feeling star struck. “It was one of the highlights of the season for me to get to meet her because she’s one of my personal icons,” Rogien said, adding that Lyons brought her own clothing options to set. “I wouldn’t dream of trying to suggest to Jenna that she dress in a certain way. She came with amazing, amazing choices and ended up wearing almost all of her own wardrobe on the show.”

Rogien, who is also the costume designer for Orange is the New Black, was also excited to dress Danielle Brooks (Orange‘s Taystee) for her guest spot on Girls. “Her character is complicated and funny and sad. It was fun to put her [in something different].” Speaking of Orange, which is currently in production on season two, Rogien said; “They do still wear orange and khaki quite a bit, but there are some pretty amazing flashbacks that I’m really excited about. We travel into different time periods to see the characters’ backstories.”

Click on for a sneak peek of the clothes that Hannah, Jessa, Marnie, and Shoshanna will be wearing on season three of Girls.


In stores now: Retro-futuristic clothes inspired by Spike Jonze's 'Her'


Much to the chagrin of at least one editor at EW who shall remain unnamed, those high-waisted pants that Joaquin Phoenix’s character Theodore sports in Her have most definitely become a thing outside of the contained world of Spike Jonze’s futuristic love story.

Not only are they one of the most talked about pieces of clothing in film this year, now audiences can buy a pair of Her inspired trousers — which were themselves inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s riding britches — thanks to a collaboration between costume designer Casey Storm and hipster fashion label Opening Ceremony.

And why not? They’re striking in their normalcy.


'Catching Fire,' 'Breaking Bad' among nominees for 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild has announced the nominees for the 16th annual CDG Awards, which celebrates the year’s best in film, television and commercial costume design.

Included on the list are several costume designers who are likely to receive Oscar nominations next week, including Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle), Patricia Norris (12 Years a Slave), Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby), and Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

Among the nominees in the TV categories are Gabriella Pescucci (The Borgias) and Ellen Mirojnick (Behind the Candelabra), who both won costume design Emmys last September. During the ceremony, set for February 22 in L.A., Judd Apatow will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award and costume designer April Ferry will receive the 2014 Career Achievement Award.

See the full list of nominees after the jump. READ FULL STORY

First Look: See the 'Pretty Little Liars' clothing collection

Pretty Little Liars fans have two reasons to celebrate — the ABC Family series drama returns tonight, and the Aéropostale clothing line created by PLL costume designer Mandi Line hits stores today.

“The good thing about Aéropostale is you’re going to get pieces that are affordable and age appropriate,” Line told EW of the collection, which is inspired by Aria, Hanna, Emily, and Spencer. “I really wanted to [work] with a retailer whose price point was [appropriate]. I want the kids and the parents to be able to afford it.”

Get a first look at the Pretty Little Liars Collection by Aéropostale after the jump…


Kim Kardashian's Instagram brag, Jessica Simpson's wedding weight loss, and more

Kim Kardashian got a giant engagement ring and a new baby in 2013, Jessica Simpson is dropping pounds for Weight Watchers, Ben Affleck will get a new Batsuit for Batman vs. Superman, and more.

Read on for all of today’s top style headlines. READ FULL STORY

Move over, Lady Mary: Downton Abbey's new style stars

Step aside, Lady Mary. There are a few new fashion stars at Downton Abbey this season.

As was customary amongst a certain set in 1922, because Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) is in mourning, she’ll be stuck in a lot of dark, somber outfits in season 4, which premieres in the U.S. on Jan. 5.

Luckily, the style torch has been passed to a few other characters, who will lead Downton into the Jazz Age in style.


Hollywood for Sale: Gilt's 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' sale


A day-dreamer embarks on an epic real-life journey in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (in theaters Christmas Day), starring and directed by Ben Stiller.

To help promote the big screen adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, online luxury retailer Gilt is hosting an exclusive sale featuring authentic props and screen worn wardrobe pieces, signed movie posters, and home decor items inspired by the film’s production design.

A portion of the proceeds from the props will benefit The Stiller Foundation, which promotes children’s education initiatives.

Click on to preview some of the items in Gilt’s Walter Mitty sale, which launches at noon ET today.


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