The godforsaken meets nan ’70s meets nan Western. That’s really “Poker Face” costume designer Trayce Gigi Field describes nan vibe of Peacock’s whodunnit bid starring Natasha Lyonne.
Lyonne plays Charlie Cale, a casino worker pinch a knack for solving crimes arsenic she goes connected nan tally crossed nan country. Field knew nan first point she had to do was create a look that was a departure from Lyonne’s erstwhile series, “Russian Doll.” First rule: No black.
“We wanted a different colour palette, truthful I put together temper boards, and immoderate of those things for illustration nan buttery brownish YSL overgarment made it into nan series,” says Field.
Charlie is simply a characteristic who lives disconnected nan beaten way and “probably shops astatine thrift stores,” says Field. Furthermore, she wanted to crushed Charlie successful reality, and arsenic personification who keeps her apparel successful nan car. “Natasha loved nan achromatic rickrack vest, truthful we repeated it,” she says. “You’ll spot nan aforesaid jeans, T-shirt and aforesaid jacket, and because she’s a existent person. She wears nan aforesaid things each nan time.”
Their conversations astir Charlie’s outfits continued passim shooting: “We talked astir what her characteristic is doing and what nan correct pieces would beryllium for that peculiar segment aliases episode.”
To trade each outfit, Field collected pieces from Urban Outfitters, ancient malls, thrift shops and a fewer smaller brands. “I’m ever trying to find apparel that are exclusive, but not excessively exclusive because you want group to beryllium capable to entree them,” she says. “I liked smaller brands, too, because possibly it’s not excessively mass-produced, and that kept it typical and caller for illustration our characters.”
As for Charlie’s trucker hat, Field says it was nan cleanable accessory for nan character. “It keeps nan sun disconnected her look and keeps her incognito. I consciousness she sewage that astatine a state station,” she says. As for wherever Field recovered it? Amazon — made by Zipper. Stevie Nicks and Debbie Harry were among nan euphony icons connected Field’s imagination boards to thief infuse a ’70s vibe into Charlie’s outfits, arsenic evident successful her vintage T-shirts and short shorts.
Another stone star, Joan Jett, was nan inspiration for Chloë Sevigny’s character, Ruby Ruin, nan lead vocalist of metallic group Doxxxology, who look successful section 4.
“Chloë is simply a manner icon, and you tin put her successful anything,” says Field. “I was going for stone realness — leather, a studded loop and a choker.” The look was completed pinch Alexander McQueen pumps.
Cherry Jones, who appears arsenic Laura successful section 8, was inspired by Disney villain Cruella de Vil. To create nan look, Field worked pinch hairsbreadth section caput Marcel Dagenais, who presented her pinch a achromatic wig. “I said let’s spell pinch that,” Field recalls. “I wanted her apparel — vintage Max Mara and Carolina Herrera — to consciousness mean pinch this consciousness of ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’”