Fans of fashion and history can enjoy a virtual exhibition of costumes from The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown. Brooklyn Museum in New York is presenting the online exhibition of digitally-rendered and interactive 360-degree views of costumes from the two series.
They are being shown along with related objects from the museum's collection, all set within a rendering of its soaring Beaux-Arts Court. Highlights include an example of the ancient Egyptian board game senet (circa 1938 BC–1799 BC) and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II made from hundreds of plastic toys and trinkets. The exhibition is being launched in conjunction with Netflix, which is presenting the original limited series of The Queen’s Gambit and the fourth season of The Crown.
Costumes for The Queen’s Gambit were designed by Gabriele Binder, and they reflect the growing sophistication and self-assurance of fictional 1960s chess champion, Elizabeth “Beth” Harmon, often incorporating structural lines and black-and-white patterns, materializing elements of the game into her wardrobe. Emmy-winning costume designer Amy Roberts constructed detailed outfits inspired by looks worn by 20th-century British women in The Crown, including Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The exhibition includes a virtual panel discussion with Binder, Roberts and exhibition curator Matthew Yokobosky, who go behind the scenes to explore insights into the wardrobe creations for the two shows. The panel is moderated by Academy Award–winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter.
"The Queen and The Crown: A Virtual Exhibition of Costumes from The Queens Gambit and The Crown" is on view here until 13 December.
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