‘Outlander’ costume designer talks about importance of a wedding gown

Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) in the Starz series “Outlander.”
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“Outlander” costume designer Terry Dresbach has to dress the cast in clothing from two eras -- post-World War II England and Scotland in the 1700s. The 1700s-era wedding gown she made for series star Caitriona Balfe’s reluctant marriage had to do more than just be a dress, Dresbach tells writer Whitney Friedlander at Variety. “We had to make it so impossibly romantic that we could believe that our heroine and our hero could just fall in love so completely at that moment.” [Variety]

Teenage actress, editor and fashion wunderkind Tavi Gevinson is on the cover of the October issue of Nylon magazine. The accompanying article quotes a number of Gevinson’s friends and colleagues, including singer Stevie Nicks, who says of Tavi: “I think she is an Oprah-like person who is going to touch on everything—from world peace to fashion, to helping women get through their lives, marriage, children, to how to combat bullies, and how to combat bullies when you get older. She’s going to cover it all.” [Nylon]

Actress Paula Patton is the celebrity ambassador for Ellen Tracy, the women’s clothing and lifestyle label that celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, the company announced via a news release on Tuesday.

Model Karlie Kloss is the new face of L’Oreal Paris. []


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