Confined to our favourite couch at home, this year was not only about work from home but the after hours spent binge watching a list of movies and series. In the sea of thrillers, sci-fi, action and rom-com, cinephiles were especially amazed by some top-notch stylish looks seen on screen.
We look back at 2020’s most talked-about OTT releases that hit the right chord with style and fashion enthusiasts.
Shortly after releasing in November, the fourth season of The Crown was peaked in popularity, partly thanks to the perfectly assembled outfits that the royal family wore in every episode. This season also introduced us to Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin. Two of the star outfits that became the nucleus of attention were Diana’s white wedding dress and the shimmery blue gown she dolled up in, for a dance with Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) at the Australian Tour in 1983.
Set in the 1960s, Queen’s Gambit on Netflix is a mini-series about chess prodigy Beth Harmon, played by Anna Taylor-Joy. Besides stirring up interest in chess all over again, the series has also served some fascinating fashion looks, including checkered prints, pencil skirts, A-line dresses and pinafores. Costume designer Gabriele Binder told Vogue, “At the end, Beth wears the white coat with the white pants and cap. The idea, of course, is to convey that she is now the queen on the chessboard and the chessboard itself is the world.”
One knows that glamour naturally follows where Hollywood is involved. This series limited to seven episodes captures the post-World War II showbiz of the West. The outfits seen on screen exude a sense of aristocracy combined with the vintage-modernity – think tulle gowns, Polka-dot blouse, faux-fur capes and coats and body-fit dresses.