By Laura Medina
The Style of Scare! Costume Designers Lou Eyrich and Paula Bradley are joined by actresses Leslie Grossman and Adina Porter to take us behind the screams of their hit television series American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Moderated by Variety’s Danielle Turchiano.
- Lou Eyrich: Costume Designer, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Paula Bradley: Costume Designer, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Leslie Grossman: Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt on American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Adina Porter: Dinah Stevens on American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Two weeks before actual shooting for each new season, Lou and Paula finally get the costume ideas from Ryan Murphy.
For this current American Horror Story, the color palette is gray and purple. Why? The shade should be the color of bruises, showing the trauma and endurance of the characters.
Purple is the color of royalty...witch and warlock aristocrats, idea from Harry Potter...
The aristocratic style is, also, in the fabric, the trimmings, and the type of clothes the characters are wearing, Robe a L'Anglaise and Robe a la Francais.
Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt's lilac Robe a la Francais is more easy-going but just as luxurious but more indulgent then the more formal, stiffer, literally uptight, darker purple voodoo princess' Robe a L'Anglaise.
American Horror Story is ripe with historical clothing, that transcend eras...
What does Satan looks like? A Tom Ford Rock Star. The tied scarf is blood red but the rest is black in luxurious fabric to signify mystery.
American Horror Story can prove Halloween can be haute couture that you may want to wear these pieces in mainstream real life.