Bridgerton’s Season 2 Costume Designer Tells All

Regency-era romance saga “Bridgerton” took off quickly when it debuted on Netflix on Christmas Working day 2020. With its grand galas and salacious sex scenes, no 1 could escape the keep of “Bridgerton” fever.

For manner enthusiasts in certain, it was the stunning costumes, with their romantic silhouettes and ornate add-ons, that stole the show.

“We experienced this astounding basis from period a single,” lead costume designer Sophie Canale, who worked less than costume qualified prospects Ellen Mirojnick and John Glaser for the show’s to start with time, tells POPSUGAR. “But I definitely preferred to individualize just about every character this season, like really press them in their unique instructions.”

There is, for instance, a “genuine difference” involving the Bridgerton brothers this time, Canale notes. “I assume in the way their color palettes are and also how Benedict is on his inventive journey,” she claims, referring to the next-eldest Bridgerton son, who seeks a less standard daily life than his brothers and goes off to art college in the next period. “He is really unique in his shade palette and also the selection of materials for his waistcoats, which were diverse from the [other] men’s costumes.”

The most buzzed-about addition to the “Bridgerton” universe is the Sharma spouse and children. “The Sharmas are bringing in a new shade palette, but it was also [important to] make absolutely sure that every person else who sits in the very same area as them does not look jarring with the colors picked,” Canale claims.

Even the coloration shades had that means. Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) blue palette commenced out darker and lightened as he grew to become closer to the girl who would in the long run develop into his spouse. His journey up the coloration wheel was a nod to that romantic ending. “With Anthony, he is in very dark hues,” Canale suggests. “We see, as [he and Kate Sharma] transfer along jointly, he becomes lighter and lighter and employs the teals to transition involving the two figures.”

In total, the costume department created 700 appears to be like for the most important forged, which was in line with what they’d established for the to start with season. According to Canale, that operates out to creating about 160 costumes each and every six months.

What helps the endeavor truly feel fewer insurmountable is owning a dedicated staff of 4 assistant designers and forged customers who don’t intellect various fittings. Ordinarily, the feminine cast associates had 4 fittings for each dress.

“You do not slumber quite substantially,” Canale suggests. “It truly is brief conclusion-earning. It was a military services procedure: everybody knew which dates almost everything was ready for. The jewelry crew would then have a duplicate of the material, a duplicate of a design and style. It’s having really gifted and proficient persons that can do the job quite rapidly.”

Forward, Canale walks POPSUGAR by the Sharma sisters’ design and style, the sartorial evolution of Kate and Anthony, the tale guiding the Bridgerton wedding day-ring heirloom, and far more.