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

Published Nov 12 2020 at 8:30 PM GMT
  • Stylish chess drama fills the hole left by period pieces such as Mad Men " and puts the clothes front and centreIn 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 (Anya Taylor-Joy), asleep in a hotel bath wearing a burgundy Pierre Cardin shift dress from the night before.
  • Moments later, she has changed into a Biba-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.



  • Published Nov 12, 2020 8:30 PM GMT