TV Fashion: Duncan Collinsworth of 'Big Shots'
And while any of the four central characters are worthy of Telefashion coverage, Reveal Cosmetics CEO Duncan Collinsworth puts his best Gucci-shod foot forward week after week thanks to a first-rate team of costume designers and stylists, led by Michele Rede ("Boston Public," "The Pretender"). Rede, who has also been a stylist for powerhouse photographers such as Herb Ritts and Davis Factor, acknowledges that Dylan McDermott, who plays Collinsworth, came into the project with a very specific look in mind.
"It was a collaboration of all of the stylists," Rede says, "but Dylan really had a definite look for the character and he – of all of us – defined the look the most. ... Duncan is the CEO of Reveal, a cosmetics company, and a player, and he is the most styled of all of the characters. Having worked for years in the fashion industry myself, (Dylan) really nailed it as how this character would dress.
"He's kinda slick," Rede adds. "If you've ever seen a fashion show and the people who attend – they're up on the latest fashion and have this kind of chic, simple look – and that's his look: sleek, blacks and navys. And we also thought those colors kind of work for the mood of the character, too. He's in a little bit of a dark place."
And when it comes to fashionable, sleek and dark, you immediately think Prada and Gucci. "He's really Prada, Prada, Prada," Rede says. "That's his favorite."
If you wanted to re-create Duncan's look Rede recommends going with a dark-collared, slim-fitting shirt and sleek, skinny-legged, flat-front pants.
"People could duplicate it by going to Theory and to Express and having someone really tailor it," she says. "But for the real thing I'd go to the Prada store or to Barneys, which is where we get most of our stuff. … He is very classic – so no French cuffs for him – and likes everything very tailored, very fitted. He wears a stand-up collar, but not a buttoned-down collar. He isn't a big fan of belts because they add bulk, but if he has to have a belt it would definitely be Gucci (same for the shoes). For suits he goes with Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Versace and Valentino, and all but the Valentino are dark with classic lapels. The Valentino has a sheen – a nickel sharkskin look to it with peaked lapels."
Of course, it's easy to get this look at Prada and Gucci when you're a big shot. For the rest of the men in the world, we might be stuck at Express.