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'Gangster Squad' costume designer on dressing Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn

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From the Dude’s sweater in The Big Lebowski to the return of Indy’s fedora in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, costume designer Mary Zophres is behind more than a few iconic big screen fashion statements. Most recently, she wardrobed Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and a cast of thousands for the throwback thriller Gangster Squad, which hits theaters today.

In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly (click here to buy the issue), Zophres explains how she helped transform Emma Stone into a bona fide 1940s bombshell and why Gosling is the sexiest member of the  Squad.

Click through the gallery to see more photos of the Gangster Squad stars in costume, and find out why Zophres says audiences wouldn’t want to see Sean Penn looking like the real-life Mickey Cohen, how the slit in Stone’s dress kept getting higher, and which film stars inspired Gosling’s dapper ensembles. SEE THE PHOTOS

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