Netflix’s lavish period drama Bridgerton, set in the world of Regency London high society and resplendent with extravagant gowns, has been a huge hit since its release on Christmas day and is currently no.1 in Netflix’s UK top 10 chart.
Following its launch, Netflix has now announced its partnership with the British Fashion Council, commissioning three young scholars to create regency garments inspired by the series.
The BFC Scholars Aurélie Fontan, Edward Mendoza and Shanti Bell, were mentored by designer Richard Quinn to create fabulous period costumes worthy of modern-day gossip columns.
The final designs have been modelled by the stars of the show – Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan, who stars as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise Bridgerton, Adjoa Andoh, who stars as Lady Danbury, and Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte. The cast has been photographed by Amber Pinkerton.
Gemma Juviler, Commercial Director, British Fashion Council said: “This year has been one of the hardest for the British fashion industry. We are delighted to partner with Netflix to support our talented designers to work on one of the biggest shows of the year – Bridgerton.
“This collaboration with Netflix illustrates the vital position fashion plays in television, the actors’ characters were brought to life by our scholars’ beautifully designed looks for the campaign shoot.”
The drama, from creator Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy), is based on the series of bestselling novels by Julia Quinn, so fans are hoping that there is plenty of material for a second season. Watch it now only on Netflix.
Images: British Film Council.