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Allyson B. Fanger (‘Grace and Frankie’ costume designer) was inspired by Agnes Varda and Dorothea Lange [Exclusive Video Interview]

Allyson B. Fanger (‘Grace and Frankie’ costume designer) was inspired by Agnes Varda and Dorothea Lange [Exclusive Video Interview]

“I didn’t think about their age when I was thinking about who they were,” reveals “Grace and Frankie” costume designer Allyson B. Fanger. “I was thinking about who they were, and how they’d express themselves through dress.” Fanger has worked on all four seasons of this Netflix comedy about the title characters who become friends after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) announce they’re in love with each other. She made a conscious effort not to make Grace or Frankie “look like old ladies,” which “is very in-keeping with the times.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Fanger above.

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From the beginning Fanger wanted to create a “distinctive character differentiation” between the two women. For Frankie, an eccentric art teacher, Fanger tried to “go outside of typical stereotypes of a bohemian woman or a hippie lady.

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