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Part of the fun of watching House of Cards is seeing what perfectly tailored shift dress or pantsuit Robin Wright's character, Claire Underwood, will wear next. And now we have a blueprint to copy her outfits. Racked National interviewed House of Cards costume designer Johanna Argan to find out how she nails the D.C. power-player look of the show. For Claire's wardrobe, Argan says she turns to designers like The Row, Akris Punto, Theory, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, and Burberry.
But it's not all high-end designers: Claire shops at Banana Republic too. "We do a lot of high-and-low mixing for Claire: like we'll pair a Banana Republic shirt with a Dolce & Gabbana skirt, but we tailor the heck out of the shirt so the whole outfit looks expensive," Argan said.
Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood wears almost exclusively Burberry, while lobbyist Remy Danton played by Mahershala Ali wears Dolce & Gabanna, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren Black Label. And as for Kate Mara's Zoe Barnes, she's all Urban Outfitters, Zara, and H&M — brands that make sense for a journalist's salary.
· Behind the Wardrobes of House of Cards' Power Players [Racked]