Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center

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The Crown is one of the most expensive shows ever made according to Business Insider (and costs even more than the actual Queen Elizabeth “costs the UK” according to the BBC, so granted, the costumes are going to be equally resplendent.

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The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

Now, having the opportunity to see, in person costume designer Michelle Clapton’s (she also designs for Game of Thrones!) renditions of Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Jacqueline Kennedy’s wardrobe made for a true “pinch me” moment. My obsession British royalty dates back to when I was seven or eight and asked my mom the name of a “real queen”—as opposed to a Disney princess. When she told me about Queen Elizabeth II, I told her we’d be best friends one day. Granted, I didn’t know Queen E was old enough to be my grandma, and that Meghan Markle would fulfill this bestie role. Nonetheless, I live vicariously through watching The Crown on Netflix and drooling over all the forties and fifties fashion.

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The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

The exhibit at the Paley Center of Media in Beverly Hills featured some of my favorite pieces from the show: Queen Elizabeth II’s cream gown with gold pleats and blue sash adorned with shimmery honors and family portraits from season one (I fell hard for the crown and her jewels draped on the mannequin too!), Jacqueline Kennedy’s pink tweed suit from season two and Margaret’s mix n’ match plaid fur coat and silk neck tie scarf ensemble she wore the day she met Tony-Armstrong Jones. The garments stood out against the gorgeous black and white posters of The Crown protagonists, Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

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The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

I always aim to stay on theme with the place I’m visiting, whether in color palette or genre (without compromising personal style, of course!). In this case, it worked out perfectly, because I love retro mid-century fashions. This fitted, button-down gingham dress from the Gal Meets Glam Collection that hits just below the knee captures the modest but feminine fashion mantra from the ‘40s and ‘50s! The ruffle sleeves and heart-shaped neckline add an extra girly touch. The navy belt cinched at the waist further drives home the goal of a fifties frock: to provide hourglass definition to a demure dress!

The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

The Crown, Netflix's The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Michele Clapton, costume design, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, television costume design, Windsor family, The Royal Family, Gal Meets Glam collection, Louis Vuitton, gingham dress, vintage fashion, fifties fashion, mid-century fashion, forties fashion, lookbook, fashion blogger, red lips, outfit of the day, ootd, summer fashion, museum exhibition, fashion exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret

For footwear I am wearing my navy suede strapped sandals to not distract from the dress. I kept accessories timeless and simple: small gold hoop earrings, my Louis Vuitton handbag, and of course, a timeless publication: Time Magazine, (See what I did there?), whose cover star is the monarch The Crown is all about!

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Keeping it Krischic,

Kristin Vartan

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