CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!
Last week, I blazed through the entire second season of House of Cards on Netflix in the matter of four days. From that point forward it has literally consumed my every waking moment — even in yoga class when the teacher said, “Set your intention for your practice,” I thought to myself, “my intention is to forget how incredibly awkward that threesome was.”
So, in order to transport my pop culture drug into something relatively productive, I’ve decided I’m going to pull a Francis Underwood (F.U., if you will…) and set my sights on something monumental: a full guide to Claire Underwood’s (Robin Wright) tailored and impeccable fashions in season 2.
And just like Frank does with his loyal steed Stamper, I’ll be relying on a trusted source to help feed me the sartorial goods. Say a virtual “hello” to costume designer Gersha Phillips! She oversaw the Second Lady’s (yes, that is a real title!) closet for the first six episodes of the sophomore season.
To kick off our journey, Gersha has helped me ID Claire looks in episodes 1 and 2 (chapter 14 and chapter 15) below. She’ll be filling us in on the rest very soon, so don’t forget to keep checking back with OSS for more HOC fashion updates!
Update on April 22: I have posted more of Claire’s season 2 looks here!
(From Season 2, Episode 1, Chapter 14) *****CLAIRE’S WHITE FAUX-WRAP, CROSSOVER SHIRT:The costumer recalls this shirt being either by Ralph Lauren or by Akris, so by process of elimination, this is the Ralph Lauren Collection Susannah Wrap Shirt (no longer available)GET THE LOOK:White House Black Market Faux Wrap ShirtJones New York Wrap Shirt
(From Season 2, Episode 1, Chapter 14; also seen in Season 1) *****CLAIRE’S GREY, LEATHER TRIM, FIT AND FLARE DRESS:By Escada (no longer available; the only place I could find a product image was at European retailer Zalando‘s website)GET THE LOOK:Parker Nolan DressDesign History Marled and Leather Trim DressOld Navy Fit & Flare Jersey Dress in gray matter
CLAIRE’S TORTOISE EYEGLASSES/FRAMES :
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer RB5184-2023 optical in tortoise/transparent
(From Season 2, Episode 2, Chapter 15; also seen in Season 1) *****CLAIRE’S BLACK, OPEN-BACK/KEYHOLE-BACK DRESS:
“I believe this was Alexander McQueen, also from Season 1,” Gersha told OSS of the dress Claire wore at the military pinning ceremony. “We cut the sleeves into 3/4 and lowered the The front neckline.” Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an image of this dress in its original shape anywhere online so if you happen to spot it, please let me know!
GET THE LOOK:
1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Aisha TShirt Dress
2. Theory Landain Dress
3. Armani Collezioni Open Back Crepe Dress
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