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  • - Why are you dressed like that?

  • - Costumes tell you who the characters are.

  • Color plays a large part in it,

  • but you can't just judge a book by its cover

  • because it all tells a story.

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  • My name is Johnetta Boone,

  • and I'm the costume designer in "Yellowstone".

  • - Here, get dressed in the car.

  • - I'm responsible for dressing not just the entire cast

  • on the show, but also for dressing

  • basically everyone who's in clothes,

  • from uniforms, to civilian wear,

  • to western wear, just everything.

  • I went to a performing arts high school in DC

  • and I never thought that this would ever become

  • a career for myself.

  • At the time, it was only Los Angeles in the '70s

  • that was producing films.

  • - I hate that place.

  • - Once I left the DC area and went to New York

  • to go to college, I went to FIT and studied

  • both fashion design and merchandising.

  • I actually ended up working as an assistant fashion stylist

  • and shifted over into both film and television.

  • Ruth Carter, who did season one,

  • actually worked together in the '90s.

  • I was a costume supervisor on a TV show that she did,

  • and I took lots of notes. (laughs)

  • Everyone has a color palette

  • that they sort of live inside of.

  • JD, or John Dutton, and then Beth, and then Kayce,

  • and then I sort of went from there.

  • The closets were quite established already

  • so I was able to pull from that.

  • It's really important also for the cast and the characters

  • to continue the story.

  • It was more important for me to do that

  • rather than to start from scratch.

  • - I don't know where to start.

  • - Well, I must say iconically the JD jacket

  • was the first thing that popped,

  • which is the taupe with the rust western yoke.

  • It was perfect.

  • It fit him perfectly, and then I was able to build

  • his additional costumes from there.

  • He also has designers that he wears that are very specific,

  • even in jeans, because they fit well.

  • And that's what you wanna go with

  • is when it fits you don't wanna break what's not broken.

  • - Truer words were never spoken.

  • - The very first thing that I do when I get a script,

  • is I read it more than once because, as you know,

  • when you read something one time,

  • you may skip over some very fine details.

  • So I read it twice, sometimes three times, just to get

  • what Taylor Sheridan, who's our creator, is communicating.

  • And in this particular case, it's all very pictorial

  • when he puts it on the page.

  • - That paints quite a picture.

  • - If you're paying enough attention,

  • it'll jump right out at you

  • and describe with an underlying description,

  • what the palette is.

  • And then I will go in and break down

  • how many days there are in the script.

  • And then that's what determines how many changes

  • the character will have.

  • Sometimes they have more than one change during the day,

  • depending on what it is that they're doing.

  • So for instance, the cowboys,

  • when they're out working during the day,

  • they're in one costume,

  • but then they may shower and change

  • and be in something different for the evening.

  • And then once I go beyond the continuity

  • and the breaking down of the script,

  • then I start to really get into the nuts and bolts

  • of how to build the costume.

  • - She's perfect.

  • Trust me, hire her.

  • - Everyone has a list of goals.

  • So my bucket list of goals for doing shows

  • was to do a western.

  • Most westerns are period, and this one was contemporary

  • so it was perfect.

  • I was so excited.

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Working the Yellowstone: Costume Designer Johnetta Boone | Paramount Network

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/05
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