A good game of cat and mouse can be as much fun as it can be intriguing. The new ABC drama #TheCatch proves an irresistible mystery to follow as suspense unfolds to discover who really is cat or mouse. During our #CaptainAmericaEvent trip earlier this month in Los Angeles, we had the opportunity to get intimate with ABC shows like The Real O’Neals and The Family. Of course, The Catch was part of our agenda and we visited the set of the show with Rose Rollins who plays Valerie Anderson, and got a chance to go behind the fashion scene to learn what Dressing The Part For The Catch takes #ABCTVEvent #CaptainAmericaEvent #TheCatch
Dressing The Part for The Catch
The Catch is not only an amazing new ABC drama but also a great source of inspiration for fashion and decor. If we start with fashion, I was taken by the amount of detail Costume designer Peggy Schnitzer goes through to put together just one ensemble. She has brought to life the fashion sense of the show Californication as well as designed for films like Three Kings and The Matrix Reloaded.
I am still amazed at the amount of work and detail that goes behind just one outfit. As we learned from Peggy Schnitzer, it is not just making sure the right pieces of clothing go together down to the last piece of jewelry. Documenting it all is perhaps the most important aspect of all because “A lot of times there’ll be many scenes that link up, so if we’re here doing interiors and then a week later they’re doing exteriors… they match it up by the pictures.” That explains the hefty binders that carefully details even creases and folds with words and images any particular outfit for a scene. So, if there is a need to re-shoot anything at all there reference books ensure nothing is left to chance as far as wardrobe is concerned.
Peggy Schnitzer is in heaven with this particular cast because she feels their bodies and corporal structure allow her to use sleek 60’s and 70’s inspiration to match outfits that not only fit perfectly the universe of The Catch, but also bring forth in a discreet way the attributes of the cast. Something I appreciated was the realism Peggy Schnitzer adds to the show in her specialized way “I feel if you reuse things (someone could point out) she wore that again, which is a good thing. I think it’s realistic. She is a working woman with a business and she can look great and fantastic, but once in a while she’s going to have to go back to her closet and (use) the same thing.”
In this oversized closet organized by type of clothes or by character, a mannequin stood out with the beautiful wedding gown Alice was to wear for the wedding that hasn’t been (yes, I am still hoping for it). This dress was designed and made by Peggy Schnitzer and Carlos Zapeda. “I got thirties wedding dresses as inspiration, and found the fabric then my tailor Carlos Zapeda stitched it out.” said Schnitzer. Make me want to renew my vows in it!
On Set with Rose Rollins
As we were learning all about preparing outfits for The Catch, a star of the show Rose Rollins who plays Alice’s partner Valerie Anderson, joined in on the educational experience. She didn’t know about the thorough documentation and shared with her favorite outfits for her character.
She toured the set with us and brought us first to visit Alice’s apartment. I was sleek, modern and filled with details that I have missed watching the show. I particularly loved the fake view from the balcony.
Then we moved into the offices of the “Anderson-Vaughn Investigations” with Rose Rollins. A fun interesting fact of the set is that the glass walls are moveable to allow for cameras and lighting to get the perfect shot for us.
ABOUT THE CATCH
Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos) is LA’s top private investigator, but when her fiancé Benjamin Jones (Peter Krause) cons her out of millions and disappears, she goes on a private mission for payback stopping at nothing to catch her man. #TheCatch
Now that you know more of the fashion and little secrets of The Catch, you can’t miss out on enjoying the show every Thursday at 10pm on ABC!