Judith Light Still Has Her Loehmann's Gold Card and Other Fashion Revelations from the Timeless Star – PEOPLE.com

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Judith Light is changing into extra and extra enjoyable to observe on the purple carpet. The long-lasting and beloved tv and stage star, 68, has lived most of her life in the highlight, from her breakout position in the late ‘70s on One Life to the ‘80s hit Stay to Who’s the Boss? to one in all right this moment’s smash sequence, Clear. And in the previous decade, she’s risen as a trend pressure, changing into identified for her array of stylish, tailor-made suiting, elegant night separates and gorgeous lengthy-sleeve robes. She may not get the consideration different, youthful stars obtain, however she’s proper there with them relating to proudly owning her fashion, taking dangers and being unapologetic about her decisions. 

And the motive is straightforward: She loves—no, actually, actually loves—trend. 

“Fashion has all the time been essential for me,” Light instructed PEOPLE throughout New York Fashion Week, the place she was available at La Prairie’s celebration of the Artwork of Caviar exhibition. “Fashion isn’t nearly ‘let’s put one thing on and it’s this explicit title designer.’ It’s about what that artist is creating and what you get to share by sporting it.”

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Her curiosity began when she was only a woman rising up in Trenton, New Jersey. “My mom was a womenswear purchaser, so once I was rising up, she would all the time take me buying,” Light defined. “We'd buy groceries each single weekend. She taught me store‹—however she actually taught me cut price store.”

They used to spend so much of their time at Loehmann’s, the now out-of-enterprise low cost retailer. “Once I grew up, I didn’t have some huge cash,” she mentioned. “I nonetheless have my gold card from Loehmann’s — I can’t throw it away!”

Now, occasions are completely different, in fact, and she’s usually noticed in designer items she picks out with assist from her stylist, Jack Yeaton. “I depend on him when it comes to each look that I've,” she mentioned. “There’s no query about that.”

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One in every of her go-to designers is Zac Posen. She’s worn his appears to be like in every single place, from a white robe at the 2013 Tony Awards to entrance row at his fall 2015 trend present to the raspberry two-piece swimsuit she wore to the La Prairie occasion in September. “I believe he's a genius designer, moreover which he's a beautiful human being,” she shared.

A few of her favourite appears to be like have been positively purple carpet standouts. She mentioned the three under — the embroidered Zac Posen floral skirt at the 2015 Emmys, the Alexandra Vidal sparkly yellow robe to the 2016 Emmys and the zebra Balmain design to the 2017 Golden Globe Awards — have been three appears to be like “I actually beloved.”

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“It goes again to the creativity,” Light mentioned of why she adores these appears to be like. “It goes again to the artistry of the creator that I can see in it. And once I put it on, I can really feel one thing‹. There's an emotional connection to what that artist has created.”

One factor she appears to be like for, now greater than ever, is sleeves (as seen right here). “I often are inclined to put on lengthy sleeves or three-quarter sleeves,” she mentioned. “I simply really feel extra comfy in that. It’s been fascinating as a result of folks have come as much as me and mentioned there’s an class to sporting lengthy sleeves, particularly with a lot sleeveless and strapless [dresses]. I used to put on that extra, however extra just lately, I¹ve simply been sporting the lengthy sleeves. I simply adore it.”

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So, if she have been to expound any recommendation it will be this: Whenever you dress, “come from your understanding of your self, and who you need to undertaking into the world,” she suggested. “After which honor the designer, ‹the artistic one that took the time and had the considered what goes into one thing. Fashion isn’t nearly placing one thing on as a result of it’s a reputation designer. It’s about what that artist is creating and what you get to share by sporting it.”

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Judith Light Still Has Her Loehmann's Gold Card and Other Fashion Revelations from the Timeless Star - PEOPLE.com