TV series have taken over game shows and talk shows as scene for our style icons, as fast as they have caught up with Hollywood’s heavy guns of glamour. Here is a A-list of who has caught or fashion attention on TV and how.
1) Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)
How such a shallow caricature of who a modern independent woman should be hit points into a hoard of young adult girls is still a mystery to us boys of the same generation. Still, we have to admit the show Sex & The City might just have been the biggest commercial space for luxury brands in the 2000s. There were no hipsters coming from Brooklyn, cruising Manhattan for a job in the creative industries to criticize that back then. Well, I’ll tell you: my dream power girl is not Carrie, but her cousin from the 2010s and from Chicago. Here comes…
2) Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)
Still an affair involving Chris Noth. Coïncidence? I think not. The Good Wife seems to be the updated tale of power and charm. Set in grim economic times and in the less blingy Chicago, the show suits the warriors of law and politics with stark yet fashionable outfits. Characters are thrown effortlessly into a bunch of cool designer clothes: Armani, Karen Millen or the Brooks Brothers are among those chosen by Daniel Lawson, the show’s style manager. We’ve even heard of Theory blouses around. Corporate looks are nowadays cooler than ever. Thank the good wife.
3) Domingo Dean (Kid Cudi)
Back to New York City, where cool means #swag on Twitter, the quite average show How to make it in America takes the hipster wannabes into the lives of ambitious young dreamers. I’m sorry but the couple of heroes don’t really produce anything legit in regard to their fashion ambition. Bets on good fortune and half an idea of maybe a method later, I saw the only shimmer of something officially fashionable in the show, the City itself excepted: it’s Scott Mescudi playing the effortlessly chilled-out friend.
4) Jess (Zooey Deschanel)
Of course how could I mention style in the digital age of series without having a say about Zooey Deschanel? This so-called New Girl is somewhat the closest characterization of the common indie Etsy-browsing girly girl. Except Jess has a hot model friend. We all know that’s just a fictional twist to make the show appeal to dudes. C’mon… We know.
5) Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick)
For 5 years now, the somehow young and snobbish show has produced consistent Upper East Side glamour with permanently overdressed characters Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen, but we trendsspotters can only find one worthy reason to watch the show. Half-Preppy Half-Yuppie Chuck Bass sports a wicked style of the bright and famous. Twists of color can’t harm a dark soul, anyways, we’re still waiting for the first journalist who’ll make Kanye West admit he secretly mimics Chuck Bass.
6) Don Draper (Jon Hamm)
How could we overlook the glorious Mad Men show? Although it has inspired a bunch of vintage style passionates, we believe Don and his fellas have an ambiguous influence on today’s values. We know some pals who find Mad Men’s machism somewhat cool… Let’s say we won’t share the same idea of gentlemen’s elegance.