Seen on screen: Cheryl in Nanette on 'Curb'
Every time I see those features in the magazines where people write in to find out where to get the dress/lipstick/handbag that appears on a celebrity, I'm suspicious that they're all just made up inquiries.
So I was surprised to receive an e-mail recently asking the Rage crew for a little bit of fashion forensics. It read in part:
"Hoping you might be able to help me. In last week's episode of "Curb" (Episode 8 of Season 7, "Officer Krupke"), Cheryl is wearing an animal-print blouse that my mother is OBSESSED with. Would love to know where to get it for her for Christmas ... Do you guys know how I can find out who makes it?"
It took a little bit of digging -- since the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" cast members have been known to mine their own wardrobe for the clothes they wear on-screen -- but I'm happy to report that the blouse in question is by Nanette Lepore.
What I'm not happy to report is that the blouse in question is from the designer's Resort 2009 collection and the folks at Nanette Lepore tell me it's no longer available in stores.
But at least now our Christmas elf (whose name I won't divulge in case the hunt turns out to be successful) now has some search terms to help as she scours the far corners of the Internet.
And, if you've seen something on screen and want to know more about it, feel free to post a comment on the blog or shoot me an e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll try to get the back story.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Cheryl Hines (left) and Elisabeth Shue. Hines, as Cheryl* David, is wearing an animal print blouse from designer Nanette Lepore's 2009 Resort collection. Credit: Doug Hyun.
*[Updated 11/23/2009 11:05 AM: In an earlier version of this post, the "Curb" character played by Cheryl Hines was incorrectly referred to as Laurie David.]