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Castle Costume Designer Luke Reichle Dishes on Kate Beckett’s “Rock-Star” Evolution and Alexis Castle’s Coming of Age – Exclusive!

If anything’s evolved since Castle premiere in 2009, it’s Kate Beckett’s fashion sense.

This year alone, we’ve seen Stana Katic in a shift dress by Alberta Ferretti, a fitted Burberry jacket, and we can’t wait to see her gangster’s moll get-up in Monday’s “The Blue Butterfly” episode.

We recently got the scoop on Beckett’s wardrobe from the man who puts her look together, costumer designer Luke Reichle.

“The work wardrobe is always grounded in who Beckett is, and who she is, is a very interesting, complex woman,” says Luke. “I never want to go [with] dead-on cop clothes with her because it just doesn't, for me, reflect the color of the character, or the nature of the show itself.”

Luke says the show, at its core, is about the relationship between Castle and Beckett, and the humor, tension, and affection that goes with it.

“Let's face it, there's always the potential of a relationship brewing there. If there wasn't a potential of a relationship brewing there, I don't think we'd have a job,” he says. “And Beckett is always a mixture of feminine, detective, a little bit of rock star, plus a little bit of hard core, and there's always the kick ass element.”

Luke sees Beckett shopping in Soho and Little Italy, and not necessarily hitting 5th Avenue for her couture.

“I really see her shopping everywhere. She's shopping in New York, all over town. To me, Beckett is the epitome of high/low shopping,” he tells us.

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And speaking of evolving fashion senses, the change he’s happiest about is Molly Quinn’s (Alexis Castle) departure from her drab wardrobe from previous seasons.

“I banned her school uniform and pajamas,” reveals Luke. “I said, ‘Can we please not have her leaving for school?’ You don’t have to wear a uniform your senior year. How about that? Molly was so there with me.”

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02.6.2012 / 01:30 AM EDT by Carita Rizzo
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