We clearly have been excited for Magic City . With the show’s apt location, alluring time period, and sexy cast, we’ve been looking forward to the show’s TV premiere this Friday since the pilot was shown here at Miami International Film Festival. One subject we failed to explore thoroughly, however, was the show’s fashion inspiration (how could we forget?). The Los Angeles Times met up with the show's costume designer Carol Ramsey to talk style, and she opened up about the drama’s demanding fashion needs, dubbing her experience as “the costume Olympics." Taking direction from Morris Lapidus’ architecture (the brains behind Fontainbleau), the style was driven by the luxurious atmosphere of the Miramar Playa, the grand hotel central to the show.
Her womens' style inspiration came from vintage Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines, as well as visits to local vintage shop C. Madeleine’s for some serious designer finds. Menswear sprouted from 1950s mens' apparel magazines. While she and her team did quite a bit of handiwork and made some costumes themselves, she admits the importance of incorporating genuine vintage, so they rented many pieces from larger costume warehouses.
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