Catherine O’Hara “Schitt’s Creek” Is One Of The Best-Dressed Characters On TV.
When 9Matt Brennan, the TV editor for Paste magazine, thinks of the best-costumed characters on television he thinks of the voguing ’80s glamazons on Ryan Murphy’s Pose; the chic, childlike assassin Villanelle on BBC America’s breakout hit Killing Eve; and a 64-year-old woman on a little-watched Canadian comedy: Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) in Schitt’s Creek.
“Spoiled, eccentric, exceedingly dramatic,” Brennan told BuzzFeed News of Moira’s looks, which he and a colleague. “Which is, of course, the genius of [costume designer Debra] Hanson’s costumes — that describes Moira perfectly.”
- Amish Country- When Moira headed to Amish Country to retrieve David, she wore what the character likely considered conservative—even if, in reality, it was the exact opposite.
In a tiered dress from Lanvin for H&M, a bodysuit, leather fingerless gloves from Chanel and a top hat, the only thing to make her all-black look even more jaw-dropping was the pair of large fishnet Proenza Schouler tights that she slipped into last.
When performing season 5’s cabaret finale, Moira channeled Liza Minnelli wearing a pair of high-waisted sequin-striped black pants and a halter vest. She aptly chose a black bob wig and topped it with a small black hat.
It was, as it turns out, the first time that O’Hara had exposed her arms and shoulders in any of the show’s costumes thus far.
3. Movie Premiere
4. PVC dress
For a photoshoot in a field, Moira dons a white button-down shirt with a black strapless ankle-length dress made of PVC. It’s designed by Raf Simons and, according to an interview Dan Levy gave with Vogue,, “took us, I’m not going to lie, an hour to figure out how to put on.”
For her babysitting gig, Moira dresses as anyone would — right? She chooses a silver paillette mini dress that seems fit for a chic New Year’s Eve Party.
She pairs it with chunky statement-heel booties from DSquared2 and opaque black tights.
6. Layering Like a Pro
Moira always dressed in layers, and this look was one of the best iterations. She layered a black-and-white asymmetrical Proenza Schouler tunic over a bodysuit and slim leather pants, slipping into black leather booties that seemed a seamless extension of her legs.
She looked edgy and cool but also completely overdressed for her current lifestyle, as always.
8. Anniversary Dinner
Moira is all about her accessories and this look proves just that. Even though she’s wearing a little black dress for her anniversary dinner with Johnny, her jewelry is layered, and shoes are truly jaw-dropping.
During a lunch date with her daughter, Alexis, to discuss a potential social media takeover in honor of the premiere of The Crows Have Eyes, she wears a look that has now become early afternoon wear.
Moira slips into a mid-length fringe skirt made completely of silver sequins from MSGM, which she tops with a black military-style tailcoat from Alexander McQueen.
10. The Final Look
As we bid adieu to Moira Rose and her chic family in the series finale, titled “Happy Ending,” the farewell of Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis is a true tear-jerker—for both cast as well as viewer. And it is for that tearful family hug that Moira chooses a look that can’t be topped.
She is wearing a head-to-toe black buffalo check Altuzzara suit that is statement-making yet tailored. For an added Moira-esque head-turner, however, her black blouse is tied in a gigantic bow right at the front of her neck.