Eagle-eyed Good Wife fans have surely noticed the resurgence of some of Diane Lockhart’s trendy jewelry pieces. Dan Lawson, the brilliant costumer responsible for The Good Fight‘s amazing fashion (as well as all seven seasons of The Good Wife’s looks), shares how he and Christine Baranski chose Diane’s signature baubles—and shares the personal stories behind them.
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Where you’ve seen these before (from left): “Dear God” (Season 6, Episode 3 of The Good Wife), “A Precious Commodity” (Episode 3, Season 5 of The Good Wife), and “Stoppable: Requiem For An Airdate” (Episode 5, Season 1 of The Good Fight).
The story behind Diane’s dragonfly brooch: “When Christine and I first started talking about Diane’s look, we always discussed Diane having vintage pieces that she either bought or were handed down to her. I always thought that Diane would wear a pin from time to time because it is a classic style and can really add elegance and purpose to a look. This dragonfly brooch was a piece that I felt had been handed down to her. The diamond in the middle makes it look extra special as well as valuable. I am glad to see that I am consistent with the placement on her jackets. I like that the dragonfly is looking up at Diane, which actually draws the viewer’s face to Diane’s. This particular brooch came from a little shop near Christine’s lake house. It is no longer in business, I’m afraid. Christine and I both thought this brooch was a special piece, worthy of being worn by Diane.”
Must-see episode: “A Precious Commodity” (Season 5, Episode 1 of The Good Wife)
With a potential judgeship on the horizon and a mutiny at Lockhart / Gardner, “A Precious Commodity” is a particularly pivotal episode for Diane Lockhart. The beautiful dragonfly brooch appears in a scene where Diane delivers one of her most notorious—and powerful—lines. Stream now.
Check out the rest of my fashion flashbacks in my full article, “Travel Back Through Diane’s Closet With The Good Fight’s Costume Designer,” on CBS.com.Check out the rest of my fashion flashbacks in my full article, “Travel Back Through Diane’s Closet With The Good Fight’s Costume Designer,” on CBS.com.