Who knew that Sears would play such an integral part in the making of FX’s The Americans which premiered the sixth and final season at The Newseum in Washington, DC; but such was the case for costume designer Katie Irish. “I look at all kinds of research – Sears Catalogues, magazines……then you say if it’s in Sears catalogue you know that it reaches the middle of the country,” she told Hollywood on the Potomac. The Americans is a period drama so the costumes are a vital aspect to accuracy.
Synopsis: The Americans is about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety deteriorates.