In many ways, The Undoing could be considered an East Coast version of the Emmy-winning show, Big Little Lies.
A new drama series hit television on Sunday night; The Undoing, by Big Little Lies screenwriter David E Kelley and Danish director Susanne Bier
In many ways, The Undoing could be seen as an East Coast version of the Emmy-winning show – set among the Manhattan Private School set instead of the Monterey Beach School, there are mothers who judge, marital dramas and murder mystery to be solved Plus it stars Nicole Kidman Does this still sound familiar to you?
But the wintry setting of New York City sets The Undoing as a darker thriller Sky Atlantic’s six-part adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known follows therapist Grace Fraser (Kidman) as her husband Jonathan (played by Hugh Grant) becomes prime suspect in brutal murder case
As such, the sun-kissed designer outfits we’d expect from the beach moms cast on Big Little Lies translates to something more gritty in New York City
Danish costume designer Signe Sejlund curated a 70s tinted wardrobe for Kidman character Fraser, and she amplifies the bohemian theme even further by clicking and waving her outfits with her curly red hair (a style signature of Kidman in the 1990s )
Many key plot twists take place outside outside school gates, on the streets, or in Central Park, which means Fraser’s bold coats are a focal point in one scene. tense school, the character wears all-red tones, providing visual harmony with The Hair as well as the seasonal fall hues
In another, a vintage green velvet coat is offset by burgundy suede boots and a tan suede tote bag – a color scheme that again plays perfectly with The Hair The longline length on this coat is also important; it covers the knee pads Kidman wears underneath, ready to perform a stunt
Scarves are becoming an important part of this series; Fraser loves a floral or cashmere print tie and wears an apple green bow tie shirt dress in the early scenes.However, the bows on the clothes untangle as the character does
Shot in March 2019, Sejlund removed the majority of the clothes worn by both the Kidman character and the other Manhattan moms from the Fall 2018 and Resort 2019 runway collections
There are outfits by Max Mara (another school doors look) and cashmere prints by Etro.A highlight of the first episode is when Fraser, before his glamorous life fell apart, attends a gala for her son’s private school with her husband, wearing a metallic pleated dress from the 2019 Givenchy’s Resort show
It’s certainly a sensational time in costume, and Sejlund has a habit of pulling them off.Previously, the Copenhagen-based designer worked on Elizabeth Debicki’s sexy wardrobe in The Night Manager
But it is The Undoing’s coat-boot combinations that are the most relevant and might provide relevant style advice to take into real life.If it’s cold outside, a large statement coat will hide all sins. below
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