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Behind The Seams

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    How Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris Captures Love at First Sight (With a Dress)Here, dresses act as scene partners and spark character growth, joy, resolve, and grief — which is a lot of weight to put on some tailored fabric.
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    How The Bear Injected Personality Into the Standard Kitchen UniformThe costume team behind the FX on Hulu series toured Chicago restaurants and scoured local vintage shops to bring authenticity to every stitch.
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    Nope’s Vintage T-shirts Were Telling Us SomethingCostume designer Alex Bovaird explains what band merch, a Nudie suit, and one gravity-defying shoe have to do with Jean Jacket.
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    Get Inside Westworld’s Spooky Robot Flesh SuitPlaying a Drone Host comes with as much visibility as you’d expect.
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    How to Dress Like the Third Richest Woman in the World, According to LootDesigner Kirston Leigh Mann dressed Maya Rudolph in “party pajamas” and fringed caftans and kept 10 versions of the same $2,250 dress on hand.
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    The Radical Power Reversal of Nadja’s What We Do in the Shadows CostumesCustomized plaid, a Kate Middleton–esque fascinator, and chandelier-adorned reading glasses highlight the vampire’s growing ambition.
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    The Tantalizing Failures of Irma VepOlivier Assayas’s remix of his own film is playful and wild, but it lacks what it needs to succeed: a true star performance.
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    7 Essential Rules for Dressing RuPaulEmmy-winning designer Zaldy breaks down what goes into outfitting the Drag Race diva, from silhouette to “stretch, stretch, stretch.”
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    How Pistol Re-created the Punk-Rock Iconography of the Sex PistolsWith the series intercutting real footage of the band, costumer Liza Bracey committed to authenticity: “Everything they wear has to be exactly right.”
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    How to Dress (and Undress) for Fire Island, According to Fire IslandCostume designer David Tabbert walks us through each character’s sartorial approach to sun, skin, and singlets.
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    How to Dress Like Alana Haim in Licorice PizzaThe costume team behind Licorice Pizza on the details of Alana Haim’s vintage ’70s fits, from babydoll dresses to halter tops and miniskirts.
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    How Jacqueline Durran’s Costumes for Spencer Evoke the ‘Aura’ of Princess DianaDesigner Jacqueline Durran explains the imagined and re-created outfits.
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    How Only Murders in the Building Brought High Fashion to PodcastingDesigner Dana Covarrubias on Mabel’s coats, Charles’s hats, and how Timothée Chalamet inspired Martin Short.
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    Mapping The Underground Railroad’s Monumental Costuming JourneyComprising “hundreds or thousands” of garments, the miniseries’s wardrobe purposefully echoes the story’s movement through space and time.
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    The Making of a Legendary LookDesigner Johnny Wujek breaks down what goes into creating the dozens of jaw-dropping looks that parade down the runway each week.
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    How Genius: Aretha Re-created Aretha Franklin’s Iconic StyleDesigner Jennifer Bryan breaks down what went into creating bejeweled gowns and flowing caftans fit for a Queen of Soul.
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    How The Muppet Show Turned Kermit, Piggy & Co. Into Style IconsCostumer Polly Smith shares what working on the show taught her regarding Kermit’s fits, the trouble with Gonzo, and Miss Piggy’s fashion peak.
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    How Selena: The Series Charts Selena Quintanilla’s Fashion EvolutionCostume designer Adela Cortázar walks us through the trials and satisfactions of bringing the Queen of Tejano’s style back to life onscreen.
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    The Boys Is a Microcosm of Modern Supersuit DesignThe series’ supersuit designer explains how the Seven’s looks both reflect and satirize the evolution of superhero costuming in the 21st century.
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    Behind the Seams of This Year’s Emmy-Nominated CostumesThe year’s most challenging costume designs, explained by the tailors and pattern-makers who built (and rebuilt) them.
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    Styling The Baby-Sitters Club for a New GenerationThe Netflix series’ costume designer walks us through bringing Claudia’s, Kristy’s, Mary Anne’s, Stacey’s, and Dawn’s ’90s-inspired style into 2020.
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    How GLOW Upped Its ’80s Fashion to Vegas Levels In Season 3Emmy-nominated costume designer Beth Morgan walks us through the season’s sartorial tributes to Bob Mackie, the ’80s drag scene, and, of course, Liza.