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Netflix and Brooklyn Museum launch virtual exhibit The Queen and The Crown

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Netflix has joined forces with the Brooklyn Museum for the launch of The Queen and The Crown, a virtual costume exhibition running through December 13.

The virtual exhibition is in conjunction with the premiere of Netflix’s original limited series The Queen’s Gambit and the upcoming fourth season of The Crown.

The Brooklyn Museum is offering digitally rendered and interactive 360-degree views of costumes from The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown.

The exhibition is also displaying related objects from the museum’s collection, all set within a rendering of the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court.

Costumes for The Queen’s Gambit were designed by Gabriele Binder, while outfits for The Crown were from costume designer Amy Roberts.

Virtual exhibit set in rendering of Brooklyn Museum


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Through December 13, virtually walk through our soaring Beaux-Arts Court and enjoy our first-ever online fashion exhibition, featuring 360-degree views of costumes from @netflix’s new limited series “The Queen’s Gambit” and the fourth season of “The Crown”, along with related objects from our collection. Tap link in bio to experience The Queen and The Crown: A Virtual Exhibition of Costumes from “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown.”⁠ #TheQueenandTheCrown⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Olivia Colman in The Crown, Season 4. ⁠⇨ Amy Roberts (British, born 1970). Queen Elizabeth’s “Braemar Games” ensemble from The Crown, Season 4. Fine wool tweed suit, silk blouse. ⇨ Marcin Dorocinski and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit. ⇨ Gabriele Binder (German, born 1961). Beth’s “Endgame Dress” from The Queen’s Gambit. Alpaca wool. (Photos: Courtesy of Netflix) ⇨ Hew Locke (Scottish, born 1959). Koh-i-noor, 2005. Mixed media. Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Charles Diamond and bequest of Richard J. Kempe, by exchange, 2007.54. © Hew Locke. ⇨ Arthur Tress (American, born 1940). Boys on Checker Floor, Far Rockaway, NY, 1980. Gelatin silver photograph. Brooklyn Museum; Gift of William and Marilyn Braunstein, 2009.86.8. © Arthur Tress. (Photos: Brooklyn Museum)⁠

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Roberts constructed detailed outfits inspired by looks worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Works from the museum collection were chosen by senior curator Matthew Yokobosky, and highlights include an example of an ancient Egyptian board game, Arthur Tress‘s ‘Boys on Checker Floor, Far Rockaway, NY’, and Hew Locke‘s ‘Koh-i-noor’.

The Queen and The Crown follows previous exhibitions connecting fashion design and museum objects, including Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe (2014), David Bowie is (2018), and Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion (2019).

The virtual attraction includes a virtual panel discussion with Binder, Roberts and Yokobosky, moderated by costume designer Ruth E Carter.

Virtual panel discussion moderated by Ruth E Carter

The discussion will take visitors behind the scenes to explore insights into the wardrobe creations for The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit.

“The Brooklyn Museum has a long history of doing fashion exhibitions since the 1930s and I was very excited about the idea of doing an exhibition virtually in our COVID time right now,” said Yokobosky (via Forbes)

The Queen and The Crown is created by Netflix in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum. The virtual exhibit can be found here and runs through December 13.

Last month, V&A Dundee unveiled its first fashion collaboration with designer Kerrie Alexander and textile innovators Halley Stevensons in the form of the Dundee Raincoat.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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