Queen's Gambit

Check her out: how Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit thrills with fashion

Queen's Gambit

drama fills the hole left by period pieces such as Mad Men – and puts the clothes front and centre

In chess, the first move is everything. This is also true in TV – something The Queen’s Gambit, a seductive seven-part drama about a female chess prodigy in the American midwest, knows all too well.

In the first few moments, we meet our teenage hero, Beth Harman (), asleep in a hotel bath wearing a burgundy Pierre Cardin shift dress from the night before. Moments later, she has changed into a -inspired mint-green viscose one, which matches the tranquillisers she knocks back with a minibar vodka. Grabbing her shoes – black pointed flats, so this must be the 60s – she hurries downstairs to play the most important chess game of her career on the mother of all hangovers.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/nov/12/check-her-out-how-netflix-hit-the-queens-gambit-thrills-with-fashion

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