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All Hail Reign's Fashion! The CW Hit's Costume Designer Breaks Down Mary and Her Ladies-in-Waiting's Looks

22 November 2013 12:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apologies to Adelaide Kane and her costars-in-waiting, but your costumes are totally stealing the spotlight on Reign! We've been obsessed with the gorgeous gowns and to-die-for headbands ever since we first laid eyes on the CW's breakout drama. So obsessed, in fact, that we may or may not have stalked the woman responsible for the fashion on the show. (Hey, who hasn't procured a restraining order at least once in their lifetime?!) We chatted with Reign's super-talented costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack, who previously worked on Hart of Dixie and Gossip Girl (What a pedigree!), about how she found established each of the girls' looks on the period drama. While Mary (Kane) and »

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'Reign': A 'slightly different' artistic fashion blend fit for royalty

7 November 2013 2:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

What's five centuries among friends? Especially when we're talking terrific fashion.

In The CW's "Reign," the young Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France for an arranged marriage to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Their wardrobes befit young royalty, but rather than the strictures of 16th-century court wear, with stiff frills and angular silhouettes, the costumes are an artistic blend of modern and period.

When costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack began working on the show, the idea was to create, "something slightly different to the costume dramas we had seen so far, especially because of the demographic of The CW, and bring in the element of contemporary fashion."

There are a few edicts, though. No petticoats, no tights for men and no hip rolls for women. Fashionable in the Elizabethan era, hip rolls were essentially cushions worn at the hips to make the waist look smaller.

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