After Sunday night’s episode of Revenge (titled “Forgiveness”), fans were left wondering two things: what’s Kara Clarke’s real motive and where did she get her boho-chic ensemble?
Despite her laid-back appearance, Clarke — who’s played by Jennifer Jason Leigh — seems to favor designer labels as much as any wealthy Hamptonite on the show. She was wearing a Jil Sander sweater over a navy-and-white print dress by Marni.
“I wanted the character’s look to be layered and a bit eclectic, using patterns and accessories to not only reflect who Kara used to be, but to also allow her to easily meld into present day without being threatening to either her supposed daughter Amanda or Victoria [Grayson]”, says the show’s costume designer, Jill Ohanneson.
And it appears that her actual daughter Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) was employing the same strategy: She swapped out her usual high-fashion wardrobe for a white cotton American Eagle dress.
“I wanted to subconsciously connect her to her mom Kara in the forgiveness scene with Amanda where she’s listening behind the door,” Ohanneson says of the look.
Two other notable ensembles: Victoria Grayson’s (Madeline Stowe) bright-pink Ralph Lauren sheath, worn while gardening at the beginning of the episode and Ashley Davenport’s (Ashley Madekwe) pleated chiffon BCBG Max Azria design at the office (first ID’d by Possessionista). Tell us: Did you watch Revenge last night?