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Robin Wright's timeless House of Cards style

Robin Wright's stylist Kemal Harris has opened up about her work on House of Cards.

The fictional character has fast become one of TV's most popular roles, with Robin helming the part in hit show House of Cards since 2013.

Known for her ruthless nature, Claire's personality may not be widely desired but her wardrobe sure is. Robin even brought in her own stylist Kemal Harris to help cultivate Claire's wardrobe.

"Timeless. Decisive. Feminine," Kemal told huffingtonpost.com when asked to sum Claire's style up.

Claire's husband Frank, played by Kevin Spacey, becomes President in the political drama, making Claire First Lady.

Her tailored outfits have become a show staple, but there are some things that just don't work on the character.

"We tailor almost every piece to her fit; not everyone can afford to do that of course, but having a great tailor makes all of the difference.

"We did one striped blouse in season three. That is as far as we went. Anything beyond that is too flamboyant for Claire's character. She is so classic," Kemal noted.

Away from set, Robin always stuns on the red carpet. For this year's Golden Globes, where Robin lost out to Ruth Wilson for the best TV actress in a drama, Robin wowed in a black Ralph Lauren floor-length number.

Kemal relishes the chance to dress both Robin and Claire, but says the two require a different thought process.

"The red carpet is very competitive, you can't wear anything that has been worn before, the focus is on trying to get exclusive looks from designers that are right off the runway.

"[On TV] there is so much more to consider than if anyone ever worn this dress before... the story arc, the setting, the lighting, the time of day," she explained.

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