Clarissa Cruz
May 10, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sporting body-conscious suits, Jolie plays platinum-maned Seattle TV reporter Lanie Kerrigan. Her wardrobe was created by Dolce & Gabbana in collaboration with costume designer Aggie Rodgers. ”Angelina was clear from the beginning—that’s how she wanted to look,” says Rodgers. ”They are beautiful suits, strong colors and great textures that fit her perfectly.” Reality Check But would a local reporter be able to afford these sexy numbers? ”Honey, for Dolce & Gabbana, you better be on a network,” says Melanie Huff, director of career services at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, who adds that news directors would likely give the look a thumbs-down. ”They want [reporters] to appear accessible.” And about the cost—similar suits start at about $1,000 at Dolce & Gabbana. A little steep for a reporter, who pulls in an average of $32,600 a year, according to a 2001 Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation survey. The artistic license must extend to Jolie’s hairdo, too: There’s no way that bouffant could withstand those Seattle showers.

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