Have you binged The Queens Gambit and The Crown on Netflix and drooled over the vintage costumes? You can get a closer look at some of the most iconic looks from those two hit shows in a new virtual costume exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Designs from the new fourth season (which debuts November 15th) of Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama series The Crown will be on display with outfits from the new limited series The Queen’s Gambit as well as related objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.

Virtual Costume exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum

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Visitors to the virtual exhibition will have a self-guided experience through a virtual 3-D environment set within a reconstruction of the Museum’s third floor Beaux-Arts Court. Throughout the exhibit, you can explore the costumes in digital renders that offer a 360-degree view and display intimate details. Guests will see how visual aesthetics help bring stories of strong, leading women in 20th Century America and Britain to life in both series.

Costume Designer Gabriele Binder created the wardrobe story arc for The Queen’s Gambit’s Elizabeth Harmon, who is introduced to chess at a young age and infiltrates the arena of the internationally competitive game. In pursuit of becoming world champion in a male-dominated sport, Beth matures both in fashion and skill as the show progresses. Emmy-winning Costume Designer Amy Roberts constructed detailed outfits, closely resembling looks worn by the formidable 20th-century women, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, and Princess Margaret, showcased in Season 4 of The Crown.

The Crown S4. Picture shows: Queen Elizabeth II (OLIVIA COLMAN). Filming Location: Rothiemurchus, Scotland

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Objects from the Museum’s collection relating to key characters and visual themes in the two series will be presented alongside the costumes. Highlights of the items on display include an ancient Egyptian object, Senet Game (c.1938-1799 B.C.E.), an early precursor of chess and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II made from plastic toys and trinkets, among others.

Created by Netflix, the exhibition is curated by Mathew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum, who has designed such blockbuster fashion exhibitions as The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (2013), David Bowie is (2018), and Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion (2019).

Screenshot from The Queens GambitTHE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) MARCIN DOROCINSKI as VASILY BORGOV and ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 107 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT Cr. PHIL BRAY/NETFLIX © 2020

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The exhibit is accompanied by a virtual panel discussion moderated by Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter who examines behind the scenes insight into the wardrobe creations by Costume Designers Gabriele Binder and Amy Roberts alongside Brooklyn Museum Curator, Matthew Yokobosky.

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