Here’s some fun.
The Brooklyn Museum has created a virtual exhibition of the costumes from the two new Netflix series that have kept me bolted to my sofa: The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown, Season 4.
Have a stroll through the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux Arts courtyard (virtually, of course), where we can click and drag and get up close with the clothes worn by chess prodigy Beth Harmon and various characters from The Crown.
This virtual exhibition comes complete with echoing sounds, footsteps on the marble floors, and bright sunshine that would never be allowed on the actual garments if this were a literal exhibition. The only thing missing is a gift shop where we can get our own copy of Beth Harmon’s amazing black-and-white shift that she wore for her biggest match.
Gabriele Binder is the costume designer for The Queen’s Gambit. Here’s an interview with her, really fun to hear this German designer’s thoughts on the process of arriving at Beth Harmon’s look.
Amy Roberts is the Emmy-winning costume designer for The Crown. This is a great conversation with her about how she approached the design work when so many iconic garments were in the mix.
Hats off to these women who create magic under tight deadlines and pressure.