Daniel Lawson's Top Outfits from "Red Zone"

This Lafayette 148 tan and cream

1. This Lafayette 148 tan and cream "marbled" textured suit had to help sell a plot point in the episode.

Alicia inadvertently wears this suit to help in a soup kitchen. The press gets ahold of a photo of her and lauds her for being inappropriately dressed and calls her Marie Antoinette. I thought this suit was perfect for a few reasons: the very modern satin stand collar actually does put one in mind of an 18th century collar; the pattern is also reminiscent of a popular 18th century fabric pattern; the light colors made Alicia stand out in the soup kitchen; and finally, Julianna looks really great in the suit.
This oatmeal and pearl gray marled wool suit is designed by Daniel Lawson.

2. This oatmeal and pearl gray marled wool suit is designed by Daniel Lawson.

This oatmeal and pearl gray marled wool suit is designed by me for my line, 35•DL (www.35DL.net). I love how the skirted, flared jacket emphasizes Julianna's tiny waist in addition to creating a wonderful geometrical silhouette with the slim pencil skirt coming out from under the jacket. The look is finished with an embroidered black mesh top by Akris.
It is ALWAYS great to have Rita Wilson on the show!

3. It is ALWAYS great to have Rita Wilson on the show!

In this look Rita, who plays lawyer Viola Walsh, is wearing a magnificent leopard Lanvin tuxedo jacket: elegant but brash just like our Viola. I put the jacket over a black sleeveless Akris dress and emphasized her waist with a gold metal and black leather belt.
This photo offers a

4. This photo offers a "twofer" for me!

Alicia is wearing a charcoal wool zip front suit by Andrew Gn. The wonderfully modern and feminine touches on the suit really separate it from being just another "throw away" charcoal suit: the 3/4 slightly exaggerated sleeve, the rectangular cut-out grommets on the peplum and the shiny silver zipper all work together to make this a standout suit on Alicia. The other look I wanted to talk about is on Diane. This russet toned wool knit dress by Max Mara is simply stunning on Diane. The color is a perfect tone - neither overwhelming nor screaming for attention. I also like how the dress created a column of color on Diane, emphasizing her wonderful feminine figure while making her look powerful at the same time. The 3/4 sleeve and the thin ostrich belt are nice finishing details. The necklace is also my design for DL for PONO by Joan Goodman (www.ponobyjoangoodman.com). I think the depth of color of the necklace with the russet background of the dress create a harmonious look without being overpowering. Bonus! I have to say, I love Cary in this tie,suit,shirt combination. Custom suit designed by me and built by Martin Greenfield. Blue shirt is by Thomas Pink and the blue diamond pattern tie is by Ike Behar.