Wisteria Lane Looks

JCK caught up with Karo Vartanian, costume supervisor for the ABC mega-hit Desperate Housewives, during the Centurion Jewelry Show in January. JCK asked him to reveal the secrets to choosing a wardrobe—and picking jewelry—for the women of Wisteria Lane. JCK: How do you choose what the stars will wear? Karo Vartanian: The look of each outfit is script driven—a collaboration between the producers, the actors, and the action of what's going on. When you're working on a show like Desperate Housewives, where the characters are very well developed and people identify with them, it's much easier. What would this person really wear? JCK: How do you choose outfits? KV: Bree [Marcia Cross] is classic, beautiful, always put together to a T. She's perfect in every way. All her skirts have the same hem, all her sweaters the same weave, the same weight of cashmere. All her jewelry is ver

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