Netflix has released another featurette surrounding their stunning new original series, ‘The Crown’. This time looking at the many thousands of costumes.
The 4-minute video features costume designer Michele Clapton as she looks at the incredible and historically accurate costumes created in their thousands for the series.
The video also talks to Claire Foy (Queen Elisabeth) and Matt Smith (Prince Philip) about wearing some of these iconic clothes. Matt Smith is known for wearing the odd sharp suit anyway, so he was more than happy wear more ‘cool’ stuff. Even down to all the highly embellished military uniforms.
Chat continues with Venessa Kirby who plays the Queens sister, Princess Margaret one of the biggest and daring fashion icons of the 50’s and 60’s.
There are comments from Director Stephen Daltry and producers Andrew Eaton and Philip Martin about how important the costumes are in reimaging their visions. In both the huge set pieces and those smaller behind the scenes settings that you wouldn’t normally be privy too.
About The Crown
Created by Peter Morgan (The Queen), ‘The Crown’ will focus on Philip and Elizabeth as they meet, marry, and rather suddenly find themselves in Buckingham Palace. It tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. The intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
The cast also includes John Lithgow (Third Rock from the Sun) as Sir Winston Churchill, Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) as Lord Mountbatten and Jared Harris (Mad Men) as King George VI.
This 10-part series will be released exclusively in all territories from the 4th November.
The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Tanya Seghatchian serve as executive producers along with Robert Fox and Matthew Byam Shaw. Andrew Eaton serves as Producer.