Lacoste Teams With Netflix to Celebrate Popular TV Shows

Lacoste Teams With Netflix to Celebrate Popular TV Shows

Lacoste and Netflix are coming together to celebrate some of the streaming service’s most popular TV shows.

The French fashion brand is joining forces with Netflix to create a cross-category apparel collection inspired by some of the streaming service’s hit shows, such as “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” “Lupin,” “The Witcher,” “Money Heist,” “Sex Education,” “Elite” and “Shadow & Bone.” The collaboration marks Netflix’s first cross-category apparel collaboration. 

The collection, which is available starting Wednesday, leverages Lacoste’s heritage styles like its polos, sweatshirts and tracksuits and takes inspiration from elements of the TV shows by reimagining its well-known crocodile logo. The logo is reimagined on some styles to resemble the Demogorgon monster from “Stranger Things” and appears on other styles wearing an oversize wig, giving a nod to the character Queen Charlotte from “Bridgerton.”

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The Lacoste x Netflix collection’s “Bridgerton” styles.

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“We are delighted with this collaboration, which has resulted in a unique encounter between our two worlds and two global references of creativity and innovation, both with an unparalleled power to bring together communities from all walks of life,” said Lacoste deputy chief executive officer Catherine Spindler. “The collection born from our collaboration is the embodiment of this powerful encounter, of our respective codes, influences and know-how.” 

To celebrate the collection, Lacoste and Netflix have created videos where the brand’s crocodile mascot appears in the universes of the Netflix TV shows wearing pieces from the collaboration. 

The Lacoste x Netflix collection ranges in price from $30 to $120 and will be available at select Lacoste stores, on Lacoste’s website and Netflix’s online store.  

EXCLUSIVE: Lancel Taps ‘Riverdale’ Actress Lili Reinhart as Brand Ambassador

EXCLUSIVE: Lancel Taps ‘Riverdale’ Actress Lili Reinhart as Brand Ambassador

PARIS — French leather goods brand Lancel hosted a cocktail at its historic store across from the Paris Opera on Thursday to celebrate the announcement of its new brand ambassador, Lili Reinhart.
The “Riverdale” star, dressed in a black vintage Valentino skirt suit with gold buttons, toured the stations where craftspeople demonstrated how they stitch and finish the bags, filming some of the action on her phone. She gamely ran through a gamut of poses with her white Ninon handbag, which also features in one of the campaign images shot by Peter Ash Lee.

“I can’t work with a company or a brand unless I actually would wear or use their product in real life,” the U.S. actress told WWD. Reinhart, who flew in from Vancouver and was heading back to Los Angeles, said she favors dinky styles. “I’m a minimalist. These days I definitely carry around a smaller bag on the day to day, but I like a big bag for the airport.”

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Founded in 1876, Lancel is a household name in France but is less well-known in the U.S., where it doesn’t have a presence. The brand’s most high-profile campaign to date was in 2008 and featured Isabelle Adjani, who also designed a bag for the house.

Lili Reinhart with the Idylle bag in Lancel’s spring campaign.

Peter Ash Lee/Courtesy of Lancel

“Being, obviously, in the industry, I’m exposed to a lot of designers that I otherwise wouldn’t have been, so I had heard of the brand, but I didn’t know how well-known it was in France,” Reinhart noted. “I appreciate the history of it, so that’s kind of what inspired me, and that it’s French and it’s not, maybe, a partnership that people would expect me to do.”

Acquired in 2018 by Italian accessories and luggage company Piquadro SpA, Lancel has stores in countries including China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Croatia and Greece, said the brand’s recently appointed managing director Francesco Pesci.

“I believe it’s the first time that Lancel has an international brand ambassador,” he said. “This decision is part of the strategy to rejuvenate the brand and also to develop the brand internationally.”

Most of Lancel’s customers, particularly in its domestic market, are aged between 35 and 45, but a growing number are in the 25 to 35 age bracket, he noted. That generation is increasingly sensitive to social values, making Reinhart — who has been vocal about issues including mental health and body image — a particularly good fit, according to Pesci.

The star, who plays Betty Cooper on “Riverdale,” was fresh off the premiere of the final season of the CW teen drama, which is streamed worldwide on Netflix. The brand had decked out the store with fragrant lilies in her honor, though Reinhart revealed she wasn’t named after the flower, but after the actress Lili Taylor.

The event went off without a hitch, despite coinciding with another round of nationwide protests against the French government’s pension reform. Perhaps it was down to the lucky charm in Reinhart’s handbag. “I keep usually a crystal with me, some sort of crystal for good energy,” she said with a smile.

Lili Reinhart with the Rodeo bag in Lancel’s spring campaign.

Peter Ash Lee/Courtesy of Lancel

New on Netflix in March 2023: Movies, TV and Originals to Watch

New on Netflix in March 2023: Movies, TV and Originals to Watch

Netflix is ready for a busy March. The streaming platform is bringing viewers new seasons of fan-favorite shows, including “Shadow and Bone” and “You,” along with new original movies such as “Love at First Kiss” and “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” WWD has rounded up what to watch on Netflix for March.


Streaming March 1

“Cheat” is described as the only quiz show where you can cheat your way to a fortune. The game show, hosted by Danny Dyer and Ellie Taylor, sees contestants go on a cheat hunt. Contestants answer buttons on a screen, but a specific button can give them the right answer, essentially cheating. It’s up to the contestants to decide who cheated or not.

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The poster for Netflix’s “Cheat.”


Streaming March 2

Fans of this show are wondering where the main character’s love triangle will take her in the new season. The hit Netflix series is about a woman’s complicated affair and suburban family life. Will she finally choose between the two?

“Next in Fashion”

Streaming March 3 on Netflix

Gigi Hadid joins Tan France as they cohost season two of Netflix’s reality fashion competition series “Next in Fashion.” A new slate of designers will battle it out for a $200,000 prize and the opportunity to launch their collection on Rent the Runway.

Tan France and Gigi Hadid host Netflix’s “Next in Fashion.”

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“Love at First Kiss”

Streaming March 3

This Spanish romantic comedy film follows a 16-year-old boy who, after his first kiss from a girl, realizes he has a gift of romantic clairvoyance. Where will that lead him in his own quest for love?

“MH370: The Plane That Disappeared”

Streaming March 8

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 remains a mystery. The full remains of the plane and the bodies of the passengers were never found, although parts of the plane were confirmed to have washed ashore. In a new documentary, theories about what could’ve happened to the plane are explored.


Streaming March 9

Part two of season four of “You” continues to follow the main character Joe, played by Penn Badgley, on his London excursion. The psychological drama plans to keep fans on their toes. What will he do next?

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 406 of “You.”

“Have a Nice Day!”

Streaming March 10

In this romantic comedy, a retired radio host gets a job bagging groceries to earn money to attend his former employer’s anniversary party. He’s on a mission to reunite with the love of his life.

“Luther: The Fallen Sun”

Streaming March 10

As a disgraced former detective, John Luther sits behind bars while a serial killer terrorizes London. Luther decides to go to extreme measures and break out of prison to pursue the killer. He will go to any means necessary to capture him.

“Bert Kreischer: Razzle Dazzle”

Streaming March 15

Comedian Bert Kreischer takes to the stage shameless and shirtless to talk about everything from being bullied as a kid to his family’s escape-room outing. He’s sure to insight laughs with his no-holds-barred approach to comedy.

“Shadow and Bone”

Streaming March 16

The fantasy series returns for its second season on Netflix promising more action, adventure and romance. A shocking family secret also plans to drive the new season plot. Season two looks like there won’t be a dull moment.

“Waco: American Apocalypse”

Streaming March 22

Cult leader David Koresh led a historic 51-day siege against the federal government. The siege marked the biggest gunfight on American soil since the Civil War and ended in a deadly fire seen on live television. This docuseries features footage never before seen from the siege.

“The Night Agent”

Streaming March 23

For fans of action, adventure and espionage, this TV series has it all. The show follows an FBI agent who answers a call that plunges him into a deadly plot involving a mole at the White House.

Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 110 of “The Night Agent.”


“Love Is Blind”

Streaming March 24

Season four of the viral sensation Netflix dating match series debuts this month. Hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey return to help deliver viewers their dating entertainment needs. Who will be the new meme sensation from this season?

Pamela Anderson Just Wore the Dress Version of Her Baywatch Swimsuit on the Red Carpet

Pamela Anderson Just Wore the Dress Version of Her Baywatch Swimsuit on the Red Carpet

Pamela Anderson. Photo: Getty
Pamela Anderson stepped out for the premiere of her Netflix documentary, Pamela, a Love Story (now streaming!), in a bombshell red dress that’s got us remembering her days as a TV lifeguard. While the garment might look, at first, to be the color of the Netflix logo (she was, after all, at Tudum Theater), fans will immediately clock that she’s wearing the signature shade her character, C.J. Parker, along with her fellow guards, wore on Baywatch, the hit ’90s series that catapulted Anderson to fame.
Pamela Anderson in Baywatch. Photo: Getty
The tank cut of the dress is reminiscent of her suit’s top, though her dress wasn’t waterproof but beautifully beaded and paired with Louboutin heels. Perhaps the event organizers got a tip-off about her look, because they eschewed a red carpet in favor of a soft pink, which complements rather than clashes. (The beading also reminds us a tiny bit of that recent crystal-covered Doja Cat look.)
Pamela Anderson wore head-to-toe red. Photo: Getty
Anderson was accompanied to the event by her two sons, Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee, both of whom have been vocally supportive of their mother telling her story in this film and in her recent memoir. When she announced the book on Instagram, they both left super-excited messages. “LOVE YOU!!! ❤️” wrote Dylan, with Brandon adding, “I am so proud of you! What a huge year this is gonna be! You deserve it!! ❤️❤️❤️”
Pamela Anderson with her sons. Photo: Getty
This isn’t the first time a “Baywatch dress” has made a splash. Back before The Hunger Games gave her worldwide name recognition, Jennifer Lawrence was an up-and-coming actor who’d just left The Bill Engvall Show and snagged a surprise Oscar nomination for Winter’s Bone. When she showed up to the ceremony in a figure-flattering red dress and a bouncy blowout, it signaled the arrival of Hollywood’s Next Big Thing.
Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Getty
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Six New Movies Available to Stream in January 2023

Six New Movies Available to Stream in January 2023

With the New Year quickly approaching, January will offer a new collection of movies to watch on the top streaming platforms. Some of the films center around family, marriage, technology and nostalgia. 

One of the highly anticipated projects is Netflix’s “You People,” which stars Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Nia Long. Hill plays a man who falls in love with a Black woman and the couple attempts to convince her parents (played by Murphy and Long) that they belong together, despite their cultural differences. 

Prime Video’s comedy “Shotgun Wedding” centers around a couple getting married in a tropical escape, when suddenly the entire wedding party gets held hostage. Starring Jennifer Lopez as the bride and Josh Duhamel as the groom, the couple fights for their love — literally. 

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Here, a list of all the new movies available to stream in January. Read on for more. 
“The Pale Blue Eye”

Stream on Netflix Jan. 6

Christian Bale as Augustus Landor and Harry Melling as Edgar Allen Poe in “The Pale Blue Eye.”

Starring Christian Bale as a detective in the 1830s, this ominous film centers around the investigator looking into the murder of a cadet. Set at West Point Academy, the soldiers’ code of silence creates some roadblocks for the detective. He invests in the help of a young man, who the world now knows as Edgar Allen Poe, played by Harry Melling. 
“The Drop”

Stream on Hulu Jan. 13

Starring Jermaine Fowler and Anna Konkle, the actors play a married couple who travel to an island resort getaway for their friend’s destination wedding. With the couple strongly wanting children, they attempt to conceive while on the tropical trip, but the good vibes get destroyed when the wife suddenly drops her friend’s baby. The cast also includes Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Robin Thede. 

Stream on Netflix Jan. 20

This science-fiction film is set in a world that is nearing a post-apocalyptic future, where an AI researcher creates the synthetic brain of a strong soldier in hopes to end a civil war. The upcoming movie is directed by Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, who also directed “Hellbound.” 
“Teen Wolf: The Movie”

Stream on Paramount+ Jan. 26

Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore and Holland Roden as Lydia Martin in “Teen Wolf: The Movie.”

Based on the 2011 breakout series, the movie will focus on the character Scott McCall returning to Beacon Hills after a sudden evil emerges. Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden and Tyler Hoechlin are among the original cast members who reprise their roles.
“Shotgun Wedding”

Stream Jan. 27 on Prime Video

Starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, the comedy centers around a pair set to get married in a destination wedding. The plans suddenly go awry when the wedding party gets taken hostage and the couple has to work together to fend off their attacker before they say “I do.” Directed by Jason Moore (who also directed “Pitch Perfect”) the film also stars Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz and Sônia Braga. 
“You People”

Stream on Netflix Jan 27

David Duchovny as Arnold, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Shelley, Jonah Hill as Ezra, Lauren London as Amira, Eddie Murphy as Akbar and Nia Long as Fatima in “You People.”
Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023

This film centers around an interracial couple falling in love and wanting to get married, but they find themselves caught up in cultural clashes, societal expectations and generational differences. Directed by Kenya Barris, the comedy stars Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Nia Long. The streaming platform released a short trailer for the upcoming movie on Dec. 5 and the minutes-long clip already has amassed more than 7 million views. 

EXCLUSIVE: Darren Star Is Investing in a French Resale Site

EXCLUSIVE: Darren Star Is Investing in a French Resale Site

Resale and the City?
Darren Star, the American television wiz behind “Emily in Paris” and “Sex and the City,” is among three new investors in French luxury resale site Resee, WWD has learned.

The others are American tech entrepreneur Shari Glazer, founder and chief executive officer of Kalos Labs, and Michael Dayan, a cofounder of French e-commerce pioneer, a former owner of Sonia Rykiel and a frequent tech investor.

“I’ve been following the Resee journey for years,” Star told WWD. “I was attracted by the appeal of curated vintage fashion, but most of all by the level of taste and intelligence behind the brand.“

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According to Resee, the trio of experts from various fields will “support the company’s exponential growth at the heart of the very buoyant secondhand market.”

Financial terms were not disclosed, but it’s believed the investments total in the single-digit millions.

In a statement, Resee cofounders and majority owners Sofia Bernardin and Sabrina Marshall said the new funding round would help accelerate its international expansion, burnish its global sourcing capabilities and help it invest in the necessary tech to optimize its capabilities.

Expansion will next focus on Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore. France remains a key market for Resee, and it recently opened at showroom on Avenue Kléber in Paris.

Next week, it plans to open a monthlong pop-up shop at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. The U.S. was Resee’s largest market in the first half of 2022, accounting for 38 percent of sales.

The company is gunning to reach sales of 25 million euros by 2025.

While smaller than rivals like Vestiaire Collective or The RealReal, Resee boasts an average basket of 1,161 euros.

A Prada look from the Resee site.

Courtesy of Resee

Founded in 2013, it specializes in such covetable fashion items as Hermès handbags, archival Alaïa and runway pieces from Karl Lagerfeld-era Chanel and Phoebe Philo-era Celine. Its roster of notable resellers include actress Catherine Deneuve, jewelry designer Gaia Repossi, fashion designer and painter Vanessa Seward and creative director and consultant Vanessa Traina.

In tandem with its new investors, Resee said it is setting up an advisory board to support the brand’s development. Among new members are Sébastien Fabre, cofounder and former CEO of Vestiaire Collective.

Buoyed by strong global demand for vintage and secondhand high-end goods, the company has been logging revenue growth of about 120 percent each year, and boasts that it has been profitable from the get-go.

The global secondhand apparel market is forecast to grow by 127 percent to $218 billion by 2026, three times faster than the global apparel market overall, according to the “2022 Resale Report” by online resale platform ThredUp.

Kate Middleton Just Channeled This Bridgerton Star With Her Mint Green Dress at a Royal Garden Party

Kate Middleton Just Channeled This Bridgerton Star With Her Mint Green Dress at a Royal Garden Party

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Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped in for Queen Elizabeth II at a recent garden party at Buckingham Palace, and her ensemble reminds us of another young aristocratic Brit: Eloise Bridgerton. On May 25, the Duchess of Cambridge rewore a custom dress made by her private dressmaker, featuring buttons, a high neck, and long sleeves that would work perfectly in Regency-era London. The Duchess accessorized the garment, which she previously wore in March 2019, with a floral fascinator, plain heels, a clutch purse, and matching earrings, all in mint green.
This isn’t the first time Middleton has worn a preloved item to a garden party this month. In keeping with her dedication to sustainable fashion, she recently stepped out in a coral dress accessorized with a vintage clutch on May 19.
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While Kate Middleton is certainly not seeking a suitor—she has been married to Prince William since 2011—you cannot say that she does not look ready to promenade in this look.
All this to say, the pale pastel looks great on brunette Middleton, which might be why the shade is also a favorite of the most sarcastic Bridgerton daughter. To compare, here is Eloise in mint green at a garden party in season two of the Netflix series.
Photo: Courtesy Netflix
And here is another photo of Eloise in mint green and a mint green flower in her dark hair, just like Kate:
Photo: Courtesy Netflix
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A Breakdown of the Fashion in ‘Selling Sunset’ Season Five

A Breakdown of the Fashion in ‘Selling Sunset’ Season Five

It’s no secret that “Selling Sunset” is more than just a show about the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles.Since the show premiered in 2019, the women on the hit Netflix reality series have become well-known not just for their seemingly successful careers as agents, but also for their dramatic storylines and, of course, their bold, vibrant grasps on fashion that continued in the program’s fifth season, which made its debut on Friday.
Cast members such as Christine Quinn, Heather Rae El Moussa, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith and Chrishell Stause have leaned into a more unconventional sense of everyday office attire, striding in sky-high heels no matter the occasion. Meanwhile, Maya Vander and Davina Portratz have kept a more simple, sleek but still chic style on the show.

Its newcomers Emma Hernan, Vanessa Villela and now Chelsea Lazkani match the original cast’s energy when it comes to over-the-top dressing, with the former two joining in the fourth season and the latter making waves with her fearless personality and designer outfits in the fifth.

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The anticipated and drama-filled fifth season is no exception, as cast members like Quinn and Lazkani in particular have upped their sense of style, wearing brighter colors, bolder textures and patterns and sporting more monochromatic looks.
Leading the charge for most stylish is Quinn, styled by Kat Gosik, who is well-known for her daring outfits and her personality. From a fiery all-red Balmain outfit to preppy looks by Alessandra Rich, Quinn did not hold back when it came to style in the fifth season.

“She is so much fun, because she’s like a Barbie doll. Anything she wears looks good on her,” Gosik told WWD. “I love that her style is very diverse — we can go cool and edgy and also pink and fitted. Everything fits her.”
Quinn stays true to her so-called “goth Barbie” aura this season by wearing a BDSM-inspired look in an leather Area corset paired with black Gucci lace gloves and an Alessandra Rich serpent necklace while also exuding Malibu Barbie in wearing a pink tweed and denim Balmain dress.
“I think she likes to dress up. She doesn’t mind wearing heels and doesn’t mind wearing pieces that are uncomfortable,” Gosik said. “To get the look, she’ll do it. I’ve worked with other people that, if the outfit is not comfortable, they don’t want to wear it. Christine is like, ‘I’ll do anything for the look.’”
Up there with Quinn for most audacious in personality and style is Lazkani, a London native unafraid to tell people what she really thinks. This season, the realtor seems to almost command every room she walks into, not only because of her demeanor, but also because of her outfits.

In the fifth season, Lazkani has worn designer-clad outfits, most notably a leather trench dress by Louis Vuitton and head-to-toe Burberry outfit complete with a headband and matching Chanel bag. For her first visit to the L.A.-based Oppenheim Group, she wore a gold sequined dress by Balmain, while one of her outfits at home was an all-pink ensemble by Area topped with a bright pink headband by Prada.
Quinn is not alone in the walking Barbie-doll category, as the other blonde cast members Hernan and El Moussa (formerly Young), also emanate a feminine and chic energy in their everyday work attire and topping each look with jewelry by Chanel, Dior or Gucci.
When she entered the scene in the fourth season, it seemed Hernan was giving Quinn a run for her money in terms of career and style. This season, the Boston native has been seen in outfits by Nadine Merabi, Sau Lee, Dion Lee, Bronx and Banco, among others, pairing them with bags by Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more.

El Moussa, styled by Caitlin Jaymes, is more classic in her sense of style, wearing some fitted silhouettes to find the balance between “sexy as well as sophisticated.”
The real estate agent this season has worn designs by Fendi, Gucci, Ganni, Louis Vuitton and Retrofete while pairing them with jewelry by Chanel or Gucci and topping off her look with purses from Dior, Valentino and Chanel.

“[Heather] knows what looks good on her. She doesn’t feel pressured to try out every single trend,” Jaymes told WWD. “Our goal is always to make sure everything is catered to her body and looking as feminine [and] classy, as possible. She doesn’t really care if she’s not, quote-unquote, the ‘trendiest’ girl out there. She wants to look presentable as well as fashionable.”
A notable look worn by El Moussa in the season is a custom one by Karen Sabag for her bridal shower, which was perhaps both Jaymes’ and El Moussa’s favorite look from the season. The strapless off-white minidress captured her personality, covered in embellishments and finished with feathers on the hem.
“It was the perfect dress. Everyone in the shower kept saying: ‘If I could pick one dress that could describe Heather’s style.’ It was so beautiful,” Jaymes said.
Another agent with a unique grasp on fashion is Stause, who has skyrocketed to fame since appearing on the hit reality series. Though she works with stylist Andrew Gelwicks on events and projects outside the show, Stause styles herself on “Selling Sunset.”
Like most of the women on the show, Stause is rarely ever seen in black, always wearing bright, vibrant hues such as yellow, pink and green.

“She has a really strong understanding of who she is and what her style and aesthetic is. But at the same time she is really open to experimenting and trying different things,” Gelwicks told WWD. “She loves color and I think she utilizes color really well, which I think is so refreshing. She has a really good ability to play with feminine silhouettes, but then really juxtapose them with her own edge and really make each piece her own.”
Throughout the season, Stause is seen in designs by Cynthia Rowley, Staud, Hervé Legér, A.L.C., Alex Perry, Area, Ronny Kobo and Balmain, among others. Known for her bright, bubbly personality, Stause manages to exude that easily in the way she dresses on as well as off the show.
“From my perspective when I dress Chrishell, I think so much of her personality comes into it,” Gelwick said. “She has such a buoyant personality, and I think that’s really reflective in her fashion, in everything she wears. There’s a connective tissue between what she’s wearing and who Chrishell is and why we all love her.”

Though the entire fifth season premiered Friday, a reunion is still in the works, premiering on May 6. Gelwicks helped style Stause for the upcoming episode.
“I think the reunion look will definitely be one of my favorite looks. It’s just really dramatic and different for anything Chrishell has been seen in so I think being able to show a different side of her is so exciting,” Gelwicks said.
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What the Characters of ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two Would Wear This Spring

What the Characters of ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two Would Wear This Spring

“Bridgerton” season two has already made an impact with fans of the hit regency-era Netflix series since it debuted on Friday, thanks to the captivating love story between leads Lord Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma, as well as for its opulent costumes.Like the first season, “Bridgerton” season two continued the fanciful costumes of tulle dresses, floral embroidery and heavy embellishments, which are again influencing spring 2022 fashion trends. While the costumes of the Bridgerton and Featherington families remained consistent — with the former opting for a pastel blue color palette and the latter for lavish ornamentation — the new season saw the introduction of the Sharma sisters, with the elder sister Kate Sharma favoring jewel-toned purples and blues while the younger Edwina Sharma stuck with baby pink feminine dresses.

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As designer brands like Rodarte, LoveShackFancy, Markarian, Zimmermann and more released spring collections that gave a nod to “Bridgerton,” WWD looks at how the season two characters would wear styles from the spring 2022 ready-to-wear collections. Scroll on for more.
Kate Sharma

Kate Sharma alongside looks from Markarian and Badgley Mischka.
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“Bridgerton” season two’s new leading lady is Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley. As the older Sharma sister, the character wears more sophisticated, yet ladylike dresses with delicate embellishments. As Sharma favors rich blue and purple jewel tones for her dresses, this Badgley Mischka dress would work for her everyday activities, while this Markarian sequined dress is perfect for the evening balls.
Edwina Sharma

Edwina Sharma alongside looks from Zimmermann and Markarian.
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As the younger Sharma sister and this season’s “diamond,” Edwina Sharma has a more playful, girly aesthetic with her fashion, regularly wearing babydoll-style dresses in a pastel pink color. Sharma’s style popped up in several spring 2022 collections, including at Markarian, particularly this pink, floral print high-low dress, and at Zimmermann, like with this ruffled gradient-pattern dress.
Lord Anthony Bridgerton

Lord Anthony Bridgerton alongside looks from Saint Laurent and Brioni.

“Bridgerton” season two focused on the eldest Bridgerton sibling and his quest for love. Bridgerton’s brooding personality was often reflected in his wardrobe, favoring black fitted suits with little embellishments as opposed to the rest of his family that stuck with their pastel blue color palette. For spring, Bridgerton would stick with his classic style, like this white loose shirt with fitted trousers by Saint Laurent and this black suit with a subtle floral pattern by Brioni.
Eloise Bridgerton

Eloise Bridgerton alongside looks from Patou and Loewe.

Eloise Bridgerton continues her rebellious nature in “Bridgerton” season two, attending meetings with women’s rights activists and teaming with a print shop apprentice to unmask anonymous gossip writer and show narrator Lady Whistledown. As Bridgerton dislikes participating in the pomp and opulence of high society life and fashion, she would likely opt for styles that would be considered progressive for the time period, like a pair of pants. For everyday wear, this structured set from Patou blends both her style with a touch of feminine dressing, while the crop top and trousers set from Loewe could work if she wants a bolder style moment.
Penelope Featherington

Penelope Featherington alongside looks from LoveShackFancy and Alexander McQueen.

“Bridgerton” season one ended with Penelope Featherington revealed to viewers as the infamous Lady Whistledown. As Featherington continues her gossip empire, her style remains relatively the same as the first season with the character still favoring a bright yellow hue. For more subdued styles that fit her wallflower personality, Featherington might opt for this floral minidress from LoveShackFancy for the day, while this tulle Alexander McQueen gown could work for the evening.
Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte alongside looks from Richard Quinn and Simone Rocha.

Queen Charlotte embodies the show’s opulence more than any other character in “Bridgerton,” as her costumes include bustle skirts, heavy embellishments, oversize wigs and other regal elements. Her fanciful style was seen on the runways of Richard Quinn, like this white, tulle embellished gown, and of Simone Rocha, like with this bustle dress with pearl detailing.
Lady Danbury

Lady Danbury alongside looks from Reem Acra and Alexis Mabille.

Lady Danbury’s regal style was continued in “Bridgerton” season two, with the character still favoring satin dresses and hues of burgundy, purple and blue. Lady Danbury would likely look to Reem Acra’s spring collection of satin dresses, like this purple embellished dress, or go with this Alexis Mabille blue satin dress.
The Featherington Family

Portia Featherington alongside looks from Zimmermann and Rodarte.

In contrast to the Bridgerton family’s refined style, the Featheringtons lean into the opulence with bright colors and an excess of florals. Their style was reflected in many spring 2022 collections, such as at Rodarte and Zimmermann with these floral-embellished dresses.
Lady Violet Bridgerton

Lady Violet Bridgerton alongside looks from Markarian and Reem Acra.

The Bridgerton matriarch played a larger role in season two, helping her son on his quest for a wife. Like her children, Lady Bridgerton sticks with pastel blue, minimally embellished dresses, however, her’s are a bit more mature than her young daughters’. The character would likely favor this jewel-embellished blue gown from Reem Acra or this off-the-shoulder Markarian dress to wear this spring.
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How Fashion and Instagram Played a Role in Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’

How Fashion and Instagram Played a Role in Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’

The story of fake German heiress Anna Delvey — whose real name is Anna Sorokin — captivated New Yorkers in 2018 following the explosive New York Magazine article penned by journalist Jessica Pressler that detailed how the then-27-year-old woman conned bankers, socialites and her close friends out of thousands of dollars to fund her lavish lifestyle and designer wardrobe.Sorokin’s story is now the subject of a new limited series, Netflix’s “Inventing Anna,” from TV producer Shonda Rhimes, which gives an even more dramatized take on the scammer’s dramatic rise and fall. The show casts actress Julia Garner as the titular character and debuts on the streaming service on Friday.

The German con artist was known for her scams as much as she was for her high-fashion wardrobe, which has been translated into the show thanks to costume designer Lyn Paolo who worked with her team to research Sorokin‘s actual wardrobe from her time in New York City through her 2019 trial.

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“What was interesting about [the show] is you actually see the story of Anna through her Instagram at first,” Paolo said. “It was an interesting show because even though it was modern and fairly current, we had to do a lot of research into [Sorokin’s] Instagram because we wanted that to be true.”
Paolo’s approach to creating the character’s costumes was similar to the way that Vivian — Pressler’s reimagined character, played by actress Anna Chlumsky — goes about writing the piece on Sorokin. Both the character and Paolo did a deep dive on Sorokin‘s Instagram, with the costume designer and her team sourcing actual garments and accessories that Sorokin wore during her time in New York and her international travels.

A still from “Inventing Anna”

The costume designer explained that there virtually wasn’t a high-end designer label that wasn’t included in the show’s nine episodes. Chanel, Dior, Celine, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Gucci and Balenciaga are just some of the design houses prominently featured in the show. Paolo estimated that roughly 97 percent of Garner’s costumes in the show are what Sorokin actually wore in real life. Many pieces were the actual designer garments, while others were recreated in the show’s costume studio.
“We literally spent months researching everything, finding the brand and reaching out to the brand or on The RealReal or a vintage store,” she explained. “It was sort of a dichotomy because we were matching [the fashion] quite seriously that you normally wouldn’t do I think on a current TV show.”
Many of the “Inventing Anna” episodes center on a specific character who was friends with or impacted by Sorokin. As each character had a different narrative for the con artist, her fashion also reflected her changing nature. Some characters are fictional, while others were real people impacted by Sorokin’s crimes.
“It wasn’t just about putting pretty clothes on a pretty human,” Paolo said. “It was telling the story that Anna kept reinventing herself. It was an interesting project in that you have several different levels of storytelling with all the different Annas, but then you have the real Anna, too. We were true to her as much as we could be. For me, it was an interesting jigsaw puzzle.”

With Sorokin’s changing persona came a different style. When telling the story from the perspective of lifestyle mogul Talia Mallay — played by Marika Dominczyk — who vacations in the Hamptons and Ibiza, Sorokin is seen wearing an array of colorful caftans and high-end resortwear. When Sorokin attends New York Fashion Week with stylist Val — played by James Cusati-Moyer — the character resembles a “Hitchcock blonde” with her elegant, chic style. With socialite Nora — played by Kate Norton — Sorokin wears Chanel jackets and logo-bearing designer handbags to fit in with her highbrow friends.
“Anna amped up her fashion game because she was playing with the big boys or the big girls,” the costume designer said. “You can tell when you’re walking down the street if someone is in whatever designer. The general public might just think that lady looks nice, but for us it was important to show the different stages of how Anna elevated herself.”

A still from “Inventing Anna”

While accuracy was important for Paolo throughout the series, it was especially important for the episodes depicting Sorokin‘s trial once she was finally caught. Sorokin‘s real-life trial captivated many, as the scammer enlisted stylist Anastasia Walker who dressed her in Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham and her signature black-rimmed Celine glasses.
“We tried to match as much as we could,” Paolo said. “A couple of times we made it a little bit worse because you want to feel sad for Anna. There’s a point where you think, ‘Oh, I hope she’s going to win,’ but I felt like we tried to be as true as we could and it was less about costume design and it was more about the research and managing the storyline. Like you wanted the audience to know the days were passing, but it was still fun.”
Overall, Paolo explained the show’s costumes reflect Sorokin‘s notion of “dressing the way you think you have to” in order to succeed, which played a large role in her elaborate schemes.
“She was just a chameleon, don’t you think?” Paolo concluded. “That was the story we were telling. I don’t know the real Anna.”
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