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Kushnick says she gets inundated with emails by sharp-eyed viewers who follow her CBS.com blog “The Good Look of the Good Wife.” the blog is the perfect compliment to this series, allowing fans to ask Kushnick as well as Emmy nominated costume designer Daniel Lawson where they got that sofa, rug, sweater of slacks. Both take the time to respond to viewer questions and are very passionate about their jobs and high on this show and this cast.
I had one for Kushnick–where’d she get the amazing linoleum fake antique bathroom tile floor found in Margulie’s character’s bathroom? Kushnick found it in Los Angeles and says suppliers from all over have been terrific this season. (Find out the make of Alicia’s stove and other details here).
She says she’s careful to dress the set with furniture and accessories a real Chicago attorney could afford and says she often hears from lawyers asking where she got so-and-so. Kushnick recognizes that The Good Wife is a very aspirational series and has made a point of extending that philosophy to viewers who aspire to the look of the drama. Some of the stuff comes straight from Pottery Barn, some from department stores, she says.
That being said, Alicia’s apartment is enormous. As one of the reporters said, you could put her whole New York apartment into Alicia’s massive kitchen.
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That Lawson’s work was recognized for an Emmy nomination is remarkable given the splashier competition from Glee and period shows like Mad Men and The Tudors (all nominated in the same category). Lawson is grateful Hollywood recognized that such care was taken to dress his characters and keep them identifiable–and still stylish–for fans of the show.
As thrifty as Kushnick (as as you have to be in this still slow economy, say both professionals), Lawson has found $5,000 designer jackets for as little as $400 at thrift shops. One was loaned out to one of the stars who wore it to a wedding.
While most of the stuff is “regular clothes,” Lawson–who previously worked on Kings, Lipstick Jungle and Bored to Death–admits, “everything has been fitted to within an inch of its life.”
Check out his fun and informative blog here. Kushnick will field your questions at her CBS.com blog here.