The CW's Dynasty series is in its fifth season. The show follows two powerful, business families, the Carringtons and the Colbys through the ups and down of family life - from a marriage, a divorce, a coma to a kidnapping. While some people may watch the Dynasty series for the dramatic storylines and glitzy set designs, others cannot help but tune in for the characters' high fashion looks.
For Dynasty's season 5, costume designer Arin Burke and her team dress the fashion-forward rich and powerful. What is that in-between moment when billionaires are not in a boardroom and they're not in a helicopter? They're just themselves, what do they wear?
Who is the elite upper class of Atlanta, Georgia? The wardrobe choices for the Carringtons and the Colbys are very specific. They don't want to look like they're putting on airs. So it's a certain mix of elegant and haute couture and high fashion and street. The Dynasty cast looks elegant, but not out of reach. There are plates of food around at lunchtime, shearling, furs. But it's not stuffy or pretentious.
Costume designer Arin Burke and her team work tirelessly to ensure that the characters' wardrobe designs reflect who they are, we love seeing business-savvy heiress Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) wear one of her "I didn't come here to play" sexy power suits; where they come from, think Sam Flores' (Rafael de la Fuente) Miami-inspired button-down floral shirts or Blake Carrington (Grant Show) in luxury heritage brands; and what generation of wealth they belong to at every moment, like Monica Colby's (Wakeema Hollis) instagramable over-the-top style.