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The Real Meaning Behind Felicity Huffman's New Courthouse Look

RACHEL LUBITZ

APRIL 3, 2019, 1:40 PM


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Felicity Huffman at court in March

Back in March, when Felicity Huffman was first photographed at a courthouse in the wake of the college admissions cheating scandal, she did not look like the Felicity Huffman we've seen on countless award show red carpets.

Huffman, who has been accused of paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT answers changed to get a better score, arrived at the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles with her hair pulled back into a frazzled, low ponytail with dark roots. That was a mistake, according to image consultant Amanda Sanders. "I think she first showed up and it was incredibly intentional to look pitiful, and to not look like a Hollywood star," Sanders tells Refinery29. "But it was also not smart."

And so, as Sanders expected, when Huffman entered the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday to defend herself against charges like conspiring to commit mail fraud, she did it with an entirely new look.