25 Days of Outlander - Day 5 / Favourite Claire Outfit I wanted Claire and [Christian Dior] to converge in history so that they were both striping these clothes of all the extra bits and getting down to the essential silhouette that defines the New Look and then defines Claire as a modern women in the 18th century. That off-white jacket over the black skirt, with the hat off at a slant across her head—that suit blew everybody away, inspired an absolute fashion revolution, and put women who had previously been walking around in trousers back into corsets. The only difference, really, is that Claire’s gown goes to the ground and we re-created a pair of beautiful Christian Dior shoes from the 40s. (Terry Dresbach, costume designer of Outlander)
The question I asked myself – What would Claire have been wearing if she hadn’t travel through time? I started looking at fashion from postwar Europe. This is the world Claire would have lived in. The direction we needed to go came pretty fast. I found it in the house of Christian Dior.
It is probably the most singularly exciting moment I’ve ever had as a costume designer.
I was looking at all of this incredible fashion and because I had been doing a show about the 18th century, I was able to see for the first time how directly the fashions I had been working with, connected to the fashions of the late 1940s. Fashion is cyclical, but I had never before connected those particular dots. The first thing that jumped out at me was a picture of the Bar Suit.“
kamalakhan asked: Hi quick question! What did it mean when Matt suddenly went deaf after that fight? When he’s in his apartment and can’t hear and starts banging on the wall. What was that about? How did that happen? when frank shot him in the head it obviously messed with his other senses, therefore making his radar sense go blind as well, that’s why he kept banging his hands on the wall to try to make any sound. being in that state was probably like being in complete darkness and silence without any perception of the surroundings, thats why he sat down with his back against the wall.. it’s one of the most terrifying things i can think of, that scene broke my heart