Saturday, September 8, 2007

Interview with The Price Is Right's Wardrobe Stylist

While the enduring formula of The Price Is Right still too easily equates the models – that is, women – with the shiny, or dully domestic, objects they present, there is another, more progressive constant: Barker is an animal-rights activist, which means no fur, leather, or feathers are allowed on the costumes, not even fakes. "He didn't even want us to put the suggestion out there," Gurney says, and describes making a cat costume out of (vegan) Polar Fleece. "You really have to stretch your imagination, especially when it applies to something like Eskimos [when] fur is really what they wore.


The Price is Right is known for having beautiful girls and sexy girls on the show, but it's on at 10 a.m. and it's very popular with families, all ages. The show is very popular in the Bible Belt, and grandmas watch with their granddaughters, so you have to find a way to convey sexiness without being too loud about it.
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