The Evolution of Carrie Mathison’s Style (or lack thereof) -- Part I
I get this question a lot. It’s usually along the lines of “uh… what happened?” I normally balk, explain away personal circumstances (“Claire was pregnant”) or professional ones (“she was demoted”), without bothering to consider that maybe the style choices on this show are intentional.
To be sure, most are not. But a costume designer’s job is to interpret the lives of the characters through the clothes they choose to wear. And for the main character, it’s certain these choices are purposeful. They’re telling a story on their own, whether we realize it or not. And sometimes a lack of change is just as significant of constant change or a big statement piece.
I thought it warranted further discussion – at the very least investigation. Today, I’m looking at season one – the golden years…