For Lyn Paolo, the costume designer for Inventing Anna, the transformation occurred in reverse, as audiences to start out with meet Anna in her glory instances — scamming New York Metropolis’s elite and her not-so-loaded group of pals out of a whole lot of {dollars}, allegedly to start out out an arts foundation and fund her lavish way of life — and afterwards, uncover how her residence of playing cards fell, touchdown her in jail. Viewers get to see Sorokin shapeshift from her glitzy persona into an innocent-looking youthful woman with sober-toned attire and black choker necklace within the courtroom via her 2019 demo. “Individuals thought-about of Anna as an superior fashionista,” says Paolo, who additionally labored on Scandal. “The safety she acquired, even for what she wore in courtroom, was fascinating.”