TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘The Return’

Christopher Ewing, Dallas, Elena Ramos, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, J.R. Ewing, Julie Gonzalo, Linda Gray, Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing, TNT

“Dallas’s” third-season opener, “The Return,” brought the Ewings back in style. My favorite look: the obi-belted color-block dress that Linda Gray wore in three scenes, including the family’s Arctic drilling strategy session inside the Ewing Global boardroom. Costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin created the dress, which evokes the ’70s chic looks that Sue Ellen sported during “Dallas’s” earliest years. What could be better for Gray, who hasn’t aged a day since then?

I also love the sleeveless, blue-and-black dress that Julie Gonzalo rocks in one of Pamela’s boardroom appearances, as well as Jordana Brewster’s dark-frame eyeglasses. Elena is hiding her true intentions from the Ewings, so why not complete the deception by hiding behind those sexy/smart spectacles? Speaking of cover-ups: Who doesn’t love Jesse Metcalfe’s beard? Even “Dallas” fans who prefer their men clean-shaven tell me they find Christopher’s scruff irresistible.

And then there’s J.R.’s belt buckle, which John Ross received in “The Return’s” most touching scene. I like this accessory because it helps keep alive Larry Hagman’s memory, but it also puts the audience on notice: We better all buckle up, because “Dallas” is going to take us on another wild ride this year.

What were your favorite looks in “The Return”? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and read more “Dallas Styles.”


  1. Jennifer Irons says:

    My favorite looks are ANYTHING that Brenda Strong and Patrick Duffy wear! They, to me, are so very stylish that no clothes ever look bad on either of them(or on any of the other members of the cast either) Rachel Sage Kunin is a hell of a great costume/wardrobe designer! Cheers to her!

  2. Juan Pablo Di Pace’s suit when he hands the proxy over to the Ewings for Cliff Barnes’s shares was superbly tailored. Was that a latino/mexican styled tailor who placed him in that suit C.B.?

  3. Garnet McGee says:

    I noticed how Pamela is now in lighter, freer clothes and it is now Elena who is wearing the dark colors and jackets. I loved Elena’s red dress. Sue Ellen looks stylish but not age inappropriate. They make her look like an executive without making her look dowdy

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know the brand/designer of Julie Gonzalo’s blue/black dress and also Jordana Brewster’s eyeglass frames. Any ideas?

  5. I have to just add that Linda’s makeup looked great. When she was drinking, you could tell she was not not good physically. Good job and very accurate to what the character was experiencing.

  6. Did you ever find out the designer of the black eyeglass frames Jordana Brewster wore?

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