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Fall TV shows to watch just for the clothes

Fall TV shows to watch just for the clothes

Fall television always brings its A-game in the plot department, but a true fashionista is watching for the clothes. Shows like “Gossip Girl,” “Sex and the City” and “Mad Men” all made their wardrobes like an extra character. Check out these fall primetime dramas that are sure to give you a serious case of closet envy.

“Scream Queens”

Comedy meets horror; “Scream Queens” is brought to you by the brilliant minds behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” and tells the tale of a sorority with a dark past and a killer on the loose. The murder-mystery is packed with stars like Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin and Nick Jonas. You can look forward to Roberts, Breslin and Grande (whose characters are all named Chanel, of course) dressed in posh pink ensembles complete with gloves, headbands, and a fabulous house to match. “Scream Queens” premiers Tuesday, Sept. 22 on Fox.


Okay, you should also watch this show for the music. “Empire,” which premiered in spring 2015, follows the story of a family-owned record label as it enters a new era. Every episode features original music, produced by Timbaland, and memorable outfits from each character. Taraji P. Henson stars as Cookie Lyons and rocks every episode, dressed just how you’d imagine a powerful hip-hop music exec would. Think head-to-toe leopard print and gorgeous fur coats. Season two of “Empire” begins Wednesday, Sept. 23 on Fox.


If you’re looking for chic women in politics this fall, flip the station from CNN to ABC. “Scandal”, which has been going strong since 2012, is coming back for its fifth season. Olivia Pope’s signature style has become a near television phenomenon and you can catch up with her and all the Prada looks you can handle on Thursday, Sept. 24.


“Reign,” which premiered in 2013, follows Mary Queen of Scots as she experiences love and betrayal while maneuvering through French court. This season, fans will come face-to-face with Queen Elizabeth I and her closet as she works to keep her cousin, Mary, off the English throne. Every episode offers a feast of couture creations, reimagined for 16th century France. You might even spot a familiar look, as past brands used by the costume team include DVF, Free People, Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta.

Season three of “Reign” premiers Friday, Oct. 9 on the CW. For behind the scenes looks at upcoming costumes and inspiration, follow the costume designer, Meredith Markworth-Pollack (@meredith_costumes) on Instagram. Markworth-Pollack was also an assistant costume designer for “Gossip Girl,” so you know the clothes are good.

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