Anyone with Glee fever, or indeed simply anyone with an eye for style, can understand why we’ve got such a girl-crush on Lea Michele right now. Despite her unusual looks she’s proved the nay-sayers wrong with her quirky beauty and eye for dramatic fashion – if ever there was a new iconic diva on the block to follow in the footsteps of Barbara Streisland etc, Lea Michele is the woman for the job.
Just earlier today we reported on her evolving sense of style, according to Glee director Ryan Murphy. Ever since we first got Glee fever and saw that first red paparazzi photo of Lea with sultry seventies hair in a floral maxi-dress, a far cry from the preppy style of her character Rachel Berry, we’ve been hooked.
We particularly love her red carpet style – Lea never goes for the understated option at glamorous events, often opting for gowns with bold splashes of colour, huge dramatic fishtail dresses and scarily high heels.
Here is our gallery of our favourite Lea Michele moments, check it out above.
Lea Michele’s new love for fashion and dressing up has come from working on the ‘Glee’ show, according to boss Ryan Murphy.
The creator of Glee says Lea’s blossoming and developing sense of style is down to the confidence she’s gained since playing Rachel Berry on the show. Ryan told American Vogue: “When I met Lea, she was only sort of interested in clothes- but in the last two years she’s become a red-carpet star. I think what happened is Lea went to an event, and someone said, ‘Oh, you look pretty.’ It was an interesting moment for her.”
Lea’s certainly got the red-carpet X Factor, appearing at glitzy events in couture gowns – we always look forward to seeing what the star will be wearing next.
She’s not the only Glee star that has had a bit of an education in fashion since the beginning of the show. Chris Colfer, who plays the impeccably dressed teen Kurt, says that he’s learnt huge amounts from playing his character on the show.
He said: “When Glee started, I had no idea who Marc Jacobs was. In no way was I a fashion person! I did all my shopping at my small-town Target. Maybe if I dressed better I wouldn’t have had such a hard time in school. Now, as Kurt, I get to wear all these amazing things, by people whose names I can’t even pronounce.”
"It was never our intention or plan to let these people go... They are not done with the show after this season.”
Falchuk also explained that a "Glee" spin-off depicting the three graduates in New York, trying to start careers on Broadway, was discussed but is unlikely.
Although the trio of stars will not be leaving the hit series, Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam Evans and was not picked up as a series regular, has declined his guest role. The actor was offered a deal to return for ten episodes with a possibility to become a regular at midseason, but turned down the offer."