‘The Good Wife’ Series Finale: Costume Designer Talks Fashion Inspiration

After seven seasons, “The Good Wife” aired its series finale Sunday night. The reviews were mixed, but when it came to the fashion on the show (starring Julianna Margulies as a litigator), it was always something worth watching.

The shoes were always both professional and impressive. Previously, FN spoke to the shows costume designer Dan Lawson, who talked about style inspirations:

“It starts with the script. We are storytellers,” he said. “Our job is to support the actors, support the directors, screenwriters, producers, the network and the studio, who want to tell these stories. That’s where the inspiration begins.”

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Julianna Margulies in the Jimmy Choo Lucille sandal and a Giambattista Valli dress.
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Time is also a major consideration. Costume designers have anywhere from four to seven days to dress an episode, according to Lawson.

“It is such a small amount of time — it’s a lot about speed,” he said. “On one level, it’s running into Macy’s and [running] into the boutique on Madison Avenue because I saw the dress in the window, and you know it’s going to be perfect. Another level is where you actually get to to know the designer of a brand.”

Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff dress and heels.
Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff dress and heels.

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