Thursday, October 11, 2012

Television & Fashion

     The sixth and final season of Gossip Girl premiered on Monday which can only mean one thing: my favorite fall TV line up is finally here!!! Fall television premieres combine two of my most favorite things in the world -- television and fashion. Aside from the plot and drama, I'm particularly drawn to the wardrobe artistry of a show, which is why Patricia Field's work in Sex and the City will remain a classic, Gossip Girl is an obvious given, and Zooey Deschanel's feminine dresses and comedic styling as Jessica Day is an absolute must see. I'm also a huge fan of the fashions in time period television series like Mad Men and I recently got hooked on Masterpiece Classic's Downton Abbey whose third season is not being aired in the US until January 2013 (booooo) and the show is just about to enter the 1920s! 

     Obviously the clothes don't appear on the actors and actress themselves, which is why the role of a wardrobe stylist is very vital to the production of the show. Even though these wardrobe stylists don't appear on screen, they're as famous and important as the clothes themselves. Ardent Sex and the City fans sometimes get more excited at a Pat Field sighting, as you will see, than Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda combined. And who better to explain this creative and collaborative process than the stylists themselves? Watch and see for yourself how my favorite wardrobe stylists on my favorite shows of all time help interpret the story of the show through styling. 

Here's a list for future and continuous reference: 
Eric Daman for Gossip Girl 
Debbie McGuire for New Girl 
Patricia Field for Sex and the City 
Janie Bryant for Mad Men

Love, KB

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