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The Styled Side: 'Feud,' and how to find vintage fashion




Costume designer Lou Eyrich shows off one piece of clothing used in the FX series,
Costume designer Lou Eyrich shows off one piece of clothing used in the FX series, "Feud."
Michelle Dalton Tyree

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The new FX series "Feud" is about the famous tension between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but it's also kicked some life into some old-school fashion.

"The series is drawing glowing reviews as much for its lush, candy-colored costumes as its title characters played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon," says Michelle Dalton Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily.

Emmy-winning costume designer Lou Eyrich, a long-time collaborator of series creator Ryan Murphy, is behind the looks.

"She said that it was a challenge for a few reasons," says Tyree, who paid Eyrich a visit to her studio.

Inside the workroom of costume designer Lou Eyrich, where clothing will be used in the FX series,
Inside the workroom of costume designer Lou Eyrich, where clothing will be used in the FX series, "Feud."
Michelle Dalton Tyree

Vintage looks are in, which means that some from costume houses are too tired and out-of-shape from overuse.

"Then there's the little issue of people being so much larger now," adds Tyree. "Eyrich told me that in the 60s, the average waist was 25 and 26 inches."

Eyrich uses a network of vendors from around America to find 60s-era fashions, but also custom-makes about 40 percent of the outfits for the television show.

A hat used by costume designer Lou Eyrich in the FX series,
A hat used by costume designer Lou Eyrich in the FX series, "Feud."
Michelle Dalton Tyree

She offered some of her places to shop in Los Angeles to find your own vintage fashions to wear out on the town.