Revenge is not just your average prime time soap. People are madly obsessed with this show and the ruthless, wealthy, expensively-dressed Hamptonites it follows. From revengeful Amanda Clark to conniving Victoria Grayson, no one skimps on the jewel-toned cocktail dresses and diamonds on this show. And soon, thanks to ABC, you'll be able to dress just like all of these morally corrupt people.
ABC Studios and Matchbook Co., which represents the show's Emmy-winning costume designer Jill Ohannesson, are teaming up with the network's licensing company on a line of apparel and accessories inspired by the show, WWD reports.
It makes sense--in addition to being an inherently stylish show, some of its cast members have become style stars in their own right, the best example being Ashley Madekwe (aka Ashley Davenport), whom we chatted with on last night's CFDA Awards red carpet. Looking stunning in Cushnie et Ochs, Madekwe recalled some of her favorite costumes. "I think I got the best wardrobe obviously," she admitted. "My Lanvin dress stuck out to me because that's when we did the skeet shooting--I love that everybody else was in shooting clothes and Ashley Davenport was not. My Alaia dress when I see Tyler kissing Nolan really stood out for me...I really like the outfits where she's wearing separates because anyone can shop for a pretty dress, but I think it's a skill to work separates and accessories."
Perhaps that's what we'll see more of in the clothing line? Re-creating Lanvin and Alaia might get a little tricky.
Details are still being worked out, but, according to WWD, we can expect body-hugging frocks, and, potentially, plus-size apparel, lingerie, accessories, shoes and men’s wear, timed for a holiday launch with a "major retailer."
Could television-themed clothing lines become a new trend? Downton Abbey recently got one and Mad Men's had its Banana Republic collab for years. We can't help but wonder which stylish show might be next. Matchbook does happen to also represent Mandi Line, the awesome costume designer of awesome show Pretty Little Liars. Let's just say if a Pretty Little Liars clothing line happened, we would not be mad about it (hint, hint).