Secrets From the Set: The Dirt on Courteney Cox's New Role

01/05/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

If only we editors here at People got to spend our evenings swanning around Hollywood soirees in red couture evening gowns, engaging in witty, cocktail-fueled repartee with movie execs named Harvey. But, we can still appreciate how great tabloid editor-in-chief Lucy Spiller, as played by Courteney Cox in her first post-Friends TV role, looks in her crimson evening gown in the premiere episode of Dirt. It’s by designer Justo Artigas, and Cox had to be sewn into the garment every time she put it on, according to the FX publicity department. Ah, the sacrifices one must make for beauty. Not that Cox had to sacrifice too much: “She can literally wear a paper sack and make it look great,” gushed the show’s costume designer, LuEllyn Harper. Harper used designers like Prada, Costume National, Stella McCartney and Donna Karan for Lucy’s power wardrobe, and favored sharp silhouettes to mach the editrix’s sharp personality. “Her clothes have a sexiness to them, but she’s still this powerful businesswoman,” says Harper. “We mix business pieces with making her look good.” Can you wardrobe us next?

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enigma on

The role she is playing makes her look like a serious professional business person.
I just hope the character’s dialogue and body language match the attire like a lock and key.

SA on

Courtney’s features are so attractive she’s very sexy in an elegant way, it doesn’t matter if she wears cotoure or not

j on

i watched the first episode. i might get hooked. it’s a great role for her and she looks fanastic doing it!

Tinny on

She is so pretty. But she’ll always be Monica to me.

Posey on

I thought the show was ok, although Courtney will always be Monica. I kept expecting Rachele or Phoebe to pop up.

mv on

I thought the show was ok. Courtney is always Monica to me. I kept expecting Rachelle or Phoebe to pop up.

friendsfan22 on

i love courteney. i loved her on friends 12 years ago…… and i love her now. i love all the people on friends.

marleen on

youve got to be kidding… i always liked and respected courtney cox but after watching her ”performance” i feel so demoralized..

Jane on

Does anyone know who designed the dress courtney cox is wearing in the third episode of Dirt? It’s an off-white dress with buttons at the top? Thanks!

Nicbcn on

The white dress from the 3rd episode can be found here:

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