THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR TALKING The pièce de résistance of Barrymore’s retro aesthetic is a favorite pair of boots she’s held on to since 2016—suede Jimmy Choo platforms with a narrow ankle and skinny heels. The designer remade them for her in so many colors, she’s never without the right pair. What makes them so great?
They reinforce the ’70s theme.
up her pants. “Luckily, our tailor gave her a little more room by attaching a makeshift bra strap extender to the back zipper of her culottes,” says Harris, a solu- tion Barrymore found equally
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They’re the perfect length to wear with below-the-knee skirts and culottes. (“It’s a big pet peeve of mine when knees poke out in between,” he says.) They boost your height. Drew, who at 5’4” once told a reporter she had “legs like a corgi,” loves the lengthening effect.
Marc Jacobs blouse, Alexandre Vauthier skirt
genius and ridiculous. “I guess I’ve been eating my stress a little bit lately,” she said, showing it off in an Instagram post that became one of the show’s most relatable— and most-viewed—videos. PERFECT PROPORTIONS “Drew is very fastidious about tailoring,” says Harris. “Ninety-nine percent of what she wears on the show has been altered in one way or another.” Tailor Matthew Kilgore takes in voluminous shirt sleeves or shortens them to three-quarter length, which lightens the look and lets her flash a bit of skin. Kilgore sews custom pieces— hemming trousers into culottes and using the excess fabric to make matching vests. They even have a dress form padded to Barrymore’s measurements so she doesn’t have to come in for fittings. FINISHING TOUCHES “A secretary bow does the work of a neck- lace without interfering with her wireless microphones. She wears [the bows] tied in a bow, a knot, or just leaves them loose. Drew doesn’t wear many bracelets, but she has a watch collection that’s a little bit mas- culine. They’re mostly oversize diving
Gucci vest and trousers, Celine blouse, Ralph Lauren navy tie, Saint Laurent platform shoes
watches that she wears layered over her shirt cuffs. And of course, she loves flowers. Flower Beauty is the name of her cosmetics company, and faux blooms are an easy way to add a little flourish to simple outfits. We get them—with pins attached—from M&S Schmalberg, one of the last New York– made custom silk flower companies.”
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER • 2022
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