New Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Terry Dresbach Interview with Fashionista

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From Fashionista:

“We had two very distinct looks that we were going for,” the costume designer explained at the unveiling. “One was as period-correct of a look as we could get [for] all of our 18th-century cast from Paris — and then you study paintings and books and every possible detail. But for Claire, we looked to Paris in 1945 and 1946, because she is from the ’40s. At that period of time, we had Christian Dior who created the New Look and so that was our jumping-off point. The first time we see Claire in season two, in her Paris finery, she’s wearing our recreation of the Bar Suit. And then from there, we just kept moving through Balmain, Balenciaga, Charles James… and her clothes always have a feeling of those fantastic, fantastic gowns. So for people who love fashion, there are clues all over the place.”

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