Scream Queens fashion recap from the premiere

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Show of hands. How many of you have been personally victimized by Chanel?  In Ryan Murphy’s new hit Scream Queens, Pretty Little Liars meets Mean Girls in the over the top comedy horror about an insufferable sorority and the serial killer that terrorizes them.

In the premiere, we get to meet Chanel, a kind of bitchy Elle Woods with a penchant for fur coats and legal loopholes. She runs Kappa, the campus’s most elite sorority and is flanked by her minions, whose name she can’t bother to learn. Instead her pastel pawns go by Chanel 2, 4 and 5. (There was a 3 but she had menangitis and went home and then she died.)

Fans of Glee will feel nostalgic for the season’s witty dialogue and on-the-nose pop culture references – to wit, as Chanel 2 is being stabbed to death (spoiler alert) she skips calling 9-1-1 to post to Facebook that she’s being murdered. #Blessed.

When the fall pledge class doesn’t turn out to be all the Kappas we expecting, Chanel puts a plan into place to pretend to drown her maid in a deep fryer. But things go awry when the prank doesn’t go as planned and the new Kappas have to hide the body in the sorority’s meat locker (Right, like sorority girls even eat meat.)  in exchange for popular boyfriends and Spring Break on Chanel’s private jet.

If it sounds too ridiculous to believe, that’s because it is. But somehow it’s funny and self-aware all the same. When the body disappears, the ladies of Kappa realize they’re being stalked by a serial killer in a red devil costume and being held against their will by the bitter Dean who wants the Kappas gone.

There were many bright parts of Scream Queens, but naturally the reason I loved it so much was the costumes – designed by the brilliant Lou Eyrich who previously created those memorable Glee looks for Rachel, Emma Pillsbury and more. The show fashion is like Clueless meets Gossip Girl, with mixed patterns and textures, adorned with tulle, feathers and fur.

Do “sexy” halloween costumes like nurses and pirates make you sigh, “Oh what fresh hell is this?” Grab your minions and dress like the Chanels. Seriously, you’ll be like the only people at the party almost as smart as me.

Emma Roberts' chain trim jacket: MTO  Similar: Rebecca Taylor
Emma Roberts’ chain trim jacket: MTO
Similar: Rebecca Taylor
Chanel's feather dress:  Philip Lim 3.1
Chanel’s feather dress: Philip Lim 3.1
Grace's blue sweater in the coffee shop: Billy Reid
Grace’s blue sweater in the coffee shop: Billy Reid
Chanel's blue and white fur vest: Shrimps
Chanel’s blue and white fur vest: Shrimps
Chanel's cloud sequin skirt: Discount Trash
Chanel’s cloud sequin skirt: Discount Trash
Chanel's tiered layered mint dress: Vintage Similar: St. John
Chanel’s tiered layered mint dress: Vintage
Similar: St. John
Chanel's splatter paint skirt: Rag & Bone
Chanel’s splatter paint skirt: Rag & Bone
Chanel's sequin bomber jacket: Forever 21
Chanel’s sequin bomber jacket: Forever 21
Grace's flower applique jacket: TopShop
Grace’s flower applique jacket: TopShop
Chanel's yellow tweed jacket: Alice & Olivia
Chanel’s yellow tweed jacket: Alice & Olivia
Chanel's tulle skirt: Similar
Chanel’s tulle skirt: Similar

 

Chanel's quilted dress: Vintage  Similar: MSGM
Chanel’s quilted dress: Vintage
Similar: MSGM
Chanel's striped two piece: CHristian Siriano
Chanel’s striped two piece: Christian Siriano
Chanel's yellow v-neck dress on Scream Queens: Alice + Olivia
Chanel’s yellow v-neck dress on Scream Queens: Alice + Olivia
Chanel's nude slip dress: Cabernet Similar: Alice and Olivia
Chanel’s nude slip dress: Cabernet
Similar: Alice and Olivia

2 thoughts on “Scream Queens fashion recap from the premiere

  1. Stephanie

    Chanel # 3 (Billie Loud)’s pink feather dress is Elizabeth and James, I included a link below!

    https://m.shopbop.com/new-india-dress-elizabeth-james/vp/v=1/1573214795.htm?

  2. C

    Please tell me where Chanel 5 sparkly dangle bow earrings are from in episode one. When they attempt the blood oath about 30 minutes in she is wearing them ;p – thanks!


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