When it was announced in April that the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series Feud would focus on Truman Capote’s swans, we immediately knew that the costumes would be incredible. With a cast including Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C. Z. Guest, and Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, how could we not be treated to some major style moments from these lush, luxurious ladies who lunch?
Today, we caught our first glimpse at Watts and Sevigny in costume on set—and it didn’t disappoint. Sevigny (who, in her day-to-day wardrobe, is the pinnacle of downtown chic) was spotted in a blue trench, a helmet-like blowout, large black sunglasses, and a top-handle bag. To really speak to the whole 1970s socialite vibe, though, she accessorized with black gloves, featuring pearl studs that were even visible to the paparazzi’s lens. Sevigny’s character was an It-girl of her time, after all—a muse to Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, and Slim Aarons—making the casting just as spot-on as her outfit.
Yet while Sevigny’s look could easily be spotted on the Upper East Side today, as Paley, Watts looked a little more anachronistic. (The former Vogue editor’s signature bouffant is equally of its time.) Her sky-high hair was paired with a beige skirt, top, fur-trimmed coat, tortoiseshell square-frame glasses, and a statement belt. She finished the look—naturally—with a top-handle bag and gloves, albeit in lighter shades of brown than Sevigny’s.
Ryan Murphy is well-renowned for his meticulous attention to visuals—and if these pictures are anything to go by? Capote’s Women will be dressed just as well as their real-life counterparts.