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“Ninety-nine percent of what she wears on the show has been altered in one way or another.”

That ’70s Show Lee Harris, Emmy-winning costume designer for The Drew Barrymore Show , shares his wardrobe secrets. BY MEIRAV DEVASH

says Harris. “I don’t believe clothes should only be worn once and then never seen again.” He dislikes the concept of fast fash- ion (“It’s such a bummer in today’s world”) and reworks pieces by breaking up suit sets and mixing and matching with other separates. “We rarely repeat an outfit, but we style pieces in different ways. You can wear them over and over again and never get tired of them,” he says. FLOWY FABRICS On the show, Barrymore isn’t modeling in a single pose—she’s sitting, standing, walk- ing, and interacting with guests. The bane of Harris’ existence is wrinkles. “We try to stick to natural fibers, which sounds boring but it works,” he says. “Even silk, linen, and cotton pants become a wrinkled mess after sitting.” He prefers wool and wool blends, which stay crisp on camera. His tip for finding the right fabric: Scrunch it up in your fist. If it doesn’t bounce right back, it’s not for you. MACGYVER VIBES At one point during the pandemic, Barrymore, like many of us, couldn’t zip

Yves Saint Laurent, earthy tones, and retro patterns. “Menswear influences like wide- leg trousers, vests, and neckties are also a cool hallmark of our look,” he says. “Each morning, I put together between 10 and 12 outfits for Drew to choose from, depending on how she’s feeling or the mood of the day’s show.” Harris let us in on some of his behind-the-scenes secrets: A WHITTLED-DOWN WARDROBE Nearly every outfit is composed of a bow blouse or vest and tie, a miniskirt or wide- leg trousers, and boots or platform sandals. “Those are the versatile basics that I’m always looking out for when I’m shopping,”


known Drew Barrymore our whole lives, as her style evolved from little-

girl pigtails and ruffled frocks to grunge- era baddie to boho earth mama. Now, on her daytime talk show, she keeps the ’70s vibes going while cranking up the elegance. “Drew dresses very casually in her personal life,” says her longtime stylist Lee Harris ( @_leeharris_ on Instagram). “We started shooting during a pandemic, so I wanted her to look like she dressed up for work.” To create a uniquely put-together look that’s as eclectic as his muse, Harris looked to vintage references like Annie Hall , ’70s

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