"I was willing to do just about anything for the butt."
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Sarah Paulson
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If there's one thing we like to talk about — that's right in our name — it's style. And if there's another thing, it's butts. Butt-enhacing fashion has become something of a forté over here of late, but we digress. If you've been listening to our weekly podcast (there's still time to catch up on ApplePlayerFMSpotifyStitcherAmazon Music, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts) you know that the conversation inevitably leads to one if not both of those subjects every time on Ladies First with Laura Brown. For the very last episode of our first season, we've compiled all the greatest fashion-related answers from our distinguished, talented, and very stylish guests. From their first splurge item to the terrycloth track suits that flattered their backsides best (looking at you, Sarah Paulson), this episode spills all your favorite stars's fashion secrets.

Legendary super model Christy Turlington tells InStyle's editor in chief Laura Brown that the first big item she splurged on was a Bulgari watch. "It made absolutely no sense, but there were constantly things that I had to wear for shoots." She says she still has that same watch 25 years later.

Emmy award-winning actress and fashion aficionado Sarah Paulson says her first big purchase was an ox blood Balenciaga bag, which she'd pair with her Juicy Couture terrycloth sweats, naturally. "I can't even believe that I would wear them out," she told Brown during her podcast episode. "They looked good on my butt, though. So I was willing to do just about anything for the butt."

Next, model, actress, mother, and now author Emily Ratajkowski says her first big purchase was an $800 Herve Leger dress. "I remember being like, 'I can't believe I'm buying this," she recalled to Brown. "It wasn't even, you know, so crazy compared to what other things [cost], but it blew my mind."

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Tommy Dorfman's first splurge was a Versace button-down. "It was a men's dress shirt," she shared. "And it had the Versace logo, really thin pinstripes, and I bought it oversized and I would wear it over my skinny Ksubi jeans."

As for Reese Witherspoon? She couldn't get enough of Betsey Johnson in the '90s. "I would go into Betsey Johnson, and I would just spend hours looking at her fabrics and the colors. I was obsessed with Betsy Johnson."

Judith Light remembered buying gold lamé for years ... until her manager told her enough was enough. "My manager said to me, 'No more gold lamé. We are not doing gold lamé anymore,'" she said. "I don't know. I'm like a magpie. It was sparkly, but I had to be trained, and I had to listen."

To hear the rest of our guest's first splurges, favorite purchases, and style tips, listen to the full episode and season finale of Ladies First with Laura Brown.

Listen to the full episode and subscribe on ApplePlayerFMSpotifyStitcherAmazon Music, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. And tune in weekly to Ladies First with Laura Brown hosted by InStyle's editor in chief Laura Brown, who speaks to guests like Michelle Pfeiffer, Emily RatajkowskiCynthia Erivo, Naomi Watts, La La Anthony, Ellen Pompeo, Rep. Katie Porter, and more to discuss current events, politics, some fashion, and, most importantly, the major firsts in their lives.