'Political Animals' keeps Sigourney Weaver in control

Costume designer Ann Roth made a rare foray into TV to dress Sigourney Weaver's character, Secretary of State Elaine Barrish, in the new USA Network series "Political Animals.""I was only asked to do Sigourney's clothes, and that was pretty much at the last minute," she tells Zap2it. "We are very old good friends, and she is an actress as opposed to a movie star. I work in the movies and do Broadway shows. I have done maybe three TV shows. It is not my medium."One of Roth's challenges was to design clothes that spanned several years in which Elaine goes from first lady to presidential candidate to secretary of state."We approached it by inventing the clothes that we think this woman had," she says. "She's probably a Harvard graduate, but she's very educated and very poised and a very smart woman beloved by America. ... We wanted her dressed as a woman who could be...



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