Terry Dresblach pulls the curtain aside to reveal how the romance and adventure of the thrice Golden Globe nominated Starz series is heightened in her costume designs.
Starz and Terry Dresbach
The colors of Outlander Season 2, in luminescent thread: hours are spent embroidering cloth to create the intricate designs of 18th century Scotland and Paris.
Shoes and fabrics that shimmer in the candlelight.
Terry insists on authenticity even if unseen, tucked away beneath a gown: bustles and corsets receive the same amount of detailing as gowns.
Every actress wears the undergarments that create the silhouette of the time.
The result? The bustle beneath the skirt helps to emphasize the waist.
Caitriona in 17th century France, where a woman changed often to show she could afford the elaborate silks and lush embellishments.
These buttons reflect the hours of labor that Terry and her team devote to perfect even the smallest ornamentation.
Each item the audience sees has been created, sketched, matched to a fabric before coming to life on the screen.
Materials are often hand stenciled and then stitched or painted by a team of more than 30 in the department Terry oversees.
Multiples of an outfit are made for each of the leads. If the first one is elaborate then the replicas must match exactly, involving hours of work.
The result is a sense of abundance that reflects the decadence of the day.
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