The Crown: Best Season Fashion Moments

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The Crown: Best Season Fashion Moments

The popular Netflix series, The Crown, is an engrossing drama that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ruling monarch in the history of the United Kingdom. The series beautifully recounts the progression of Elizabeth’s life, from her ascent to the throne, to her married life and her reign. From the start, the series has been praised for its richly researched and detailed depictions of historical events and the elegant costumes Elizabeth and her family have worn throughout the series. Here we explore the best fashion moments from each season of The Crown.

The Crown Costume Designer: Amy Roberts

The success of The Crown’s stylish dress and set design is largely owed to costume designer Amy Roberts. Roberts has worked on an impressive list of credits including other popular British shows such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. With her expert guidance, The Crown’s characters have come alive through the beautiful, period-accurate costumes the show’s wardrobe department has created.

Season 1: Color-Blocked Diva

The series first few seasons focus on the period between 1947 and 1956, a period in which new ready-to-wear designs from designers such as Christian Dior were becoming increasingly popular. In season one, Queen Elizabeth wore demure, yet daring designs that perfectly matched her royal status – such as the signature dress she wore for her coronation ceremony that incorporated a color-block motif. Her wardrobe featured several color-block dresses throughout the season, in green, yellow, blue, and purple.

Season 2: Cocktail Hour

The character’s fashion progressed along with the plotline during season two which took place from 1956 to 1964. In this season, we see Queen Elizabeth gradually show more confidence in her fashion choices. Cocktail attire was also a major theme of the series – Princess Margaret, played by Vanessa Kirby, made frequent appearances in glittery dresses paired with statement necklaces and earrings.

Season 3: Casual and Classy

Season three covers 1964 to 1977 and is a more relaxed period in terms of fashion. The ‘60s and ‘70s saw a shift towards casual wear and Queen Elizabeth is frequently seen wearing simpler clothing, be it tailored pants or smart blouses. Her wardrobe also featured a range of colors, from bright blue and yellow to pastel shades.

Season 4: Return to Glamour

The fourth season of The Crown shifts to 1977 to 1990 and takes us into very different fashion territory. Here Queen Elizabeth and her family members are dressed in more formal and glamorous clothes. The costumes reflect the return of more classic styles such as higher waists and puffed sleeves. Queen Elizabeth is often seen wearing lovely gowns and luxurious furs.

The Crown’s costume designs continue to be celebrated for their attention to detail and accurate depictions of British fashion for each decade covered in the series – from the ‘40s to the ‘90s. We look forward to seeing more of these stunning designs in the upcoming season.

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