- The new original series, “Bridgerton,” produced by Shondaland and created by Chris Van Dusen, has taken Netflix by storm.
- With 63 million households tuning in, people have been captured by the show’s steamy plotline, character development, and, of course, the extravagant fashion.
- Some of the fashion choices also have hidden meanings that viewers might have missed.
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for season one of Netflix’s “Bridgerton.”
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Netflix’s new original series, “Bridgerton,” is full of steamy plotlines, whimsical balls, exhilarating gossip, and sensational fashion.
The show, which was adapted from Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, follows the social season in Regency London, and so far more than 63 million viewers have tuned in.
Produced by Shondaland and created by Chris Van Dusen, “Bridgerton’s” focus is on matchmaking, but the audience is also delighted by the show’s fashion.
“Bridgerton’s” wardrobe doesn’t mimic the exact clothing and style choices of 1813 Regency London. Instead, costume designer Ellen Mirojnick referenced color palletes, fabrications, and silhouettes from the 1950s and 1960s, according to Vogue.
“I looked at the Regency period in London through drawings and paintings. We got a flavor of it and then it was about looking at the different silhouettes and shapes while knowing that this had to be aspirational, as opposed to historically accurate,” she told Vogue.
By the end of the season, over 7,500 costume pieces were designed and created — some embedded with hidden meanings.