Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I want Diane Lockhart's wardrobe!

If you have had an occasion to catch an episode of The Good Wife on CBS, then you have seen the to-die-for wardrobe of my favorite character: Diane Lockhart played by the wonderful actress Christine Baranski. 
Each week when I get a chance to sit down and catch up with the show, I ooh and aah over Diane's clothes. This week I decided to grab some screen shots for my own inspiration, and thought: why not share them here?

Below you see Diane in a simple checked pencil skirt. What caught my eye at first was the unexpected belt at her waist...and then, that blouse! The fabric looks luscious, and the collar has a very feminine feel with a nod to the masculine shirt and tie:

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Both Vogue and HotPatterns have an option that would be perfect to interpret this lovely blouse:








Fast-forward to the next scene, and we get a chance to see the complete outfit.
The skirt has a matching full-length coat! I see this a lot in vintage patterns, a style 
out of the 60's, but looks so current and polished on Ms. Lockhart:



Vogue 8841: not quite the same collar or fit, but could be a jumping off point:



Later in the same episode, Diane is wearing a sheath dress with a cardigan 
sweater....perfect office wear.

What is special is the ombre effect in the print fabric (must be silk, I'm sure!).
This reminds me so much of a dress that my daughter purchased on our trip to Paris last year:



New Look 6261: the fitting darts are crucial in a sheath, and the darts in this New
Look pattern wouldn't disrupt the ombre effect:


A big Thank You goes out to costume designer Daniel Lawson for bringing such stylish and sophisticated looks to our TVs every week.