666 Park Avenue's Costume Designer Caroline Duncan shares her inspiration and influences for creating Jane Van Veen's style.
Jane is a transplant from the Midwest into one of the most sophisticated addresses in Manhattan. I approached her character as a woman whose style would gradually evolve to match her new address, so she has definitely shifted in style from the pilot to this point in the show. She has a classic and elegant natural style and we reference chic, simple 50s and 60s silhouettes on her.
From her staple black cigarette pants and ballet flats, to her smart silk blouses and sheath cocktail dresses, I draw on iconic women from these times such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jackie O. In fact, I put Rachael [Taylor] in a lot of pieces by designers those women famously wore that are still relevant in fashion -- Valentino, Givenchy, Dior.
Because we are making a suspense-driven show, there is also a playful element in the wardrobe to draw on the great Hitchcock heroines like Tippi Hedren, and Mia Farrow's style from Rosemary's Baby
Jane's interest in architecture and archaeology are revealed through her wardrobe in the delicate geometric patterns she sports in her blouses and in the nuanced shadowed and color blocked sweaters she wears. I love that Jane dresses in a way that is approachable, feels easy, chic, and timeless.
Read more about Jane's wardrobe in the Jane Van Veen style photo gallery