It’s that time of year again, the seventy-third primetime Emmy award nominations are out and ready for review. In preparation for the star-studded event, on September 19, 2021, CR is delving deep into three fashion flooded shows that are each nominated for “best costume.”
TV and fashion have long gone hand-in-hand. In fact, this year especially, fashion was a leading element in many of the most popular series. Queens Gambit, Halston, and Euphoria, all reflect the essential role fashion played, and they also reflect how style has the power to create loyal fans — and even Halloween costumes.
Whether or not we watch whatever show is deemed as “stylish,” does not matter much; because, often, TV shows reflect current cultural moments–and often one of those moments is the state of fashion. Frequently, fans even begin to subconsciously dress like their favorite TV show.
With that, let’s take a look at the most iconic fashion moments in three Emmy-nominated shows all dedicated to the “best costume” sections.
The Queen’s Gambit
Queen’s Gambit was a COVID-19 binge staple. In some, it unlocked their inner chess-onista, but for others it undoubedtly unlocked their inner fashionista. As a period piece that takes place in the ’50s and ’60s, viewers got their fair share of vintage-inspired outfits. From Peter Pan Collars, to statement hats, to Pee Coats, these classic looks became awakened due to the popularity of The Queen’s Gambit.
As a show about the rise and fall of fashion designer Halston, having stellar fits was likely a pre-requisite for this show to be green-lit. It has even been said that the popularity of the show has revived the brand. With killer ’70s fits, it is surely every fashion lovers dream. From oversized trousers with large sunnies, to ultrasuede coats, and to tie dye gowns, Halston makes a fashion statement with every outfit.
With instantly iconic fashion, Euphoria is a show known for its jaw-dropping aesthetic. Costume designer Heidi Bivens, explores the cultural zeitgeist in one of the more stylish ways. In fact, Euphoria seems to be a re-imagined take on what the kids are wearing to high school these days. With hoodies, chic sleep-wear, and bra-tops, high school has never looked cooler.