This is why costume designer Luke Reichle needed to make sure that the bride-to-be was on the same page when he settled on an all-silk dress with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice with a more traditional bell skirt, and Austrian crystal beading by Alfred Angelo.
“I always depend on the actors to collaborate in a fitting. I don't force clothes on actors and say, ‘Wear this and be on your way,’” he laughs. “One, it ends in tears. And it never really works. It has to be organic to the actor, and what they're playing.”
In the case of Juliana Dever, it was even more crucial for her to love the dress.
“Let's face it, it's a wedding dress,” says Reichle. “She has to look beautiful. So I was looking really for the right silhouette to really set her off because she's a very beautiful woman. And we tried several styles and decided this one was really the rocking one.”
Guess who else is rockin’ the aisle on January 9? While Kate Beckett’s dress to the wedding is a secret that will be revealed on Monday, Luke gives us a little hint of what to expect.
“I will tell you that it's by a major designer,” he says. “And I can tell you with all certainty that she is not showing up in a tuxedo.”
For more scoop on Beckett’s fashion evolution, stay tuned for the rest of our exclusive interview with Luke Reichle.