fall fashion laverne cox

Photographs: Robert Trachtenberg

8 of 8



Fine Art

Laverne Cox

Where you'll see her: In her Emmy-nominated role as firefighter turned hairdresser Sophia Burset in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Trend report: An abstract art-inspired print jazzes up a figure-hugging dress that at first made Cox hesitate. "I love a peplum, but it has to be in the right place, and this one was a little high. So I tweaked it by having the ruffle stitched down a bit."

Personal style: "My stylist has been pushing me to do more out-there things," says Cox, who favors designs by Marc Bouwer. "But in some ways I'm rigid because I know what works for me. I want to look powerful, sophisticated and sexy in clothes that are simple and classic with a little drama. I like a little drama sometimes."

Fall obsession: "I want a custom wig, something Beyoncé-esque. That's the fashion purchase I'm thinking of more than clothes. But I have to check with my money manager because a good one is really expensive."

Fashion crushes: Eartha Kitt, Leontyne Price, and Diahann Carroll. "I love all the old-school black divas."

Dress, Sportmax, $1,095. Bracelet, Rachel Zoe. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman.