Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

'Ginny & Georgia' Costume Designer Bernadette Croft Reveals the Stories Behind the Looks

17/05/2021

Back to All News

Ginny & Georgia Costume Designer Bernadette Croft Reveals the Stories Behind the Looks

Netflix Staff

Entertainment

17 May 2021

Global

In addition to being one of the hottest shows of the year, Ginny & Georgia is easily one of the most stylish. From Georgia's bold and flirty fashion to Ginny's subdued T-shirts and preppy sweaters, there's something for everyone to love. So if you've been hoping to cop their style, we spoke with series' costume designer Berndette Croft, who explains her inspiration for the characters' style and how to get both of their looks.

What was your inspiration behind/how did you approach Georgia's costuming?

My charismatic con artist! The inspiration for Georgia comes directly from the script. Sarah Lampert, the creator of Ginny & Georgia, painted such dynamic and complex characters. From my initial conversations with Sarah and showrunner Deb Fisher, I instantly got a feel for who Georgia was and her character arc for the season. I then collected images and created mood boards so there was a visual language.

How would you describe her personal style? What do you think her clothes say about her?

Georgia is a chameleon. She has a survival instinct that activates in a second. If it means leaving a marriage, covering up a crime, or fitting into a new town, she knows how to blend in our stand out depending on her motives. Her personal style is strong, powerful, and feminine.

What were some of the brands you dressed Georgia in?

Smythe, Greta Constantine, Valentino, Rag and Bone, Alice and Olivia, Veronica Beard, Armani, Zimmerman, Club Monaco, H rve L ger, Coach, Elie Tahari, Celebrity Pink, Stuart Weitzman, Judith Charles, Levis, Swarovski, Babaton, Mackage, L'Agence, Manolo Blahnik, Hugo Boss, Reiss and Chloe.

Do you have any tips for someone who wants to recreate Georgia's style? What types of clothing, brands, accessories, jewelry, etc. should they look for to achieve her look

Bold structured blazers, high-waisted pants, silk blouses. Colour and pattern. I liked flashy gold jewelry on Georgia. Check out your local designer consignment stores to recreate the vibe!

Ginny's style is much more relaxed than Georgia's but it evolves and changes over the course of the season as she does. How did you approach styling her and how did your approach change depending on where Ginny was in her story?

Baggy muted Ts and distressed jeans helped Ginny hide and become invisible. It was kind of like her armour. At the start of the season she avoided attention and struggled with anxiety. After making friends with Max, Norah, and Abby, she comes out of her shell. She starts wearing cute cropped tops and tight jeans. Her inspiration, support, and style comes directly from her new friendship circle. She becomes popular and her confidence grows. When she learns some horrifying news about her mom, she slips back into the baggy clothes that hold comfort to her.

How would you describe her style? What do you think her clothes say about her?

Her style is grungy. She wore distressed jeans, oversized and baggy shirts in muted colours to help her blend in and become invisible. When her style evolved, she started dressing more on trend with a preppy edge.

Do you have any tips for someone who wants to recreate Ginny's style? What types of clothing, brands, accessories should they look for to achieve her look?

For Ginny's grungy side, we thrifted band T-shirts and men's flannels. Doc Martens were her signature boot. When Ginny started making friends and feeling like she belonged in Wellsbury, we shopped at places like Abercrombie and Fitch, Urban Outfitters, Levi's, Aritzia, Hollister, Top Shop, Converse, Garage, Vans, Paige and Free People.

What were some of your favorite looks for both Ginny and Georgia and why? How did you go about styling them?

Georgia's Pretty Woman homage. That famous scene in the film is such a favourite of mine. Costume designer Marilyn Vance created those cult classic looks and her work will always be an inspiration to me.

THAT pink dress: Georgia knows how to make an entrance and to turn heads. Definitely had an Elle Woods vibe. The Costume designer of Legally Blonde was Sophie De Rakoff and her work is so legendary.

The Icon. The legend. Britney Spears. We had major in-depth discussions about what were Britney's most memorable stage and screen costumes. It was so fun to look at all the details of each of her outfits and recreate them. We wanted to pay tribute and honour Britney's incredible career. Our cast loved dressing up in these looks and they really brought them to life.

Max's Sing Sing costume was my favourite. I was inspired [by] the work of costume designer Colleen Atwood and her work on Chicago. Max's reveal was so fantastic. She went from her 1920s-inspired dress, coat, and cloche hat to her dance leotard. We amped up the colour palette and gave it a neon twist. I loved mixing the fabrics of Max's coat and dress. Her hair and make up was gorgeous too.

Where do you tend to source the clothes you use?

Buying is character based. We try and get as much info from the script as possible. Where are they from? What's their social status and income? I create mood boards to help inform the team on the look. We can be shopping in thrift stores for one character and designer boutiques for another. Our team of talented buyers really nailed these characters. They would bring back so many great options which helped in the fitting process.

Is anything custom on the show?

Georgia's pale yellow winter coat in the final episode. We were inspired by Stella McCartney's beautiful midnight blue coat worn by Meghan Markle. It would be just like Georgia to be influenced by royalty! Sometimes it's hard to find the perfect piece so you just h
LINK: https://about.netflix.com/en/news/ginny-and-georgia-costume-designer-b...
See more stories from netflix

Most recent headlines

15/06/2021

AJA FS-HDR Helps Drive HDR Production for Studio Berlin

AJA FS-HDR Helps Drive HDR Production for Studio Berlin data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

15/06/2021

Tribeca Documentary Ferguson Rises Finished at Arsenal FX Color

Tribeca Documentary Ferguson Rises Finished at Arsenal FX Color data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.j...

15/06/2021

Single-Game Tickets for Remaining 2021 Bulls Home Games on

Tickets now available for rest of the season including July 4 weekend The Durham Bulls have announced single-game tickets for all remaining 2021 home games at ...

14/06/2021

How Representation Can Positively Impact Your Business (and the World)

If you're on social media, watch the news, or haven't been under a rock for the past year then you're no stranger to the calls for equality and repr...

14/06/2021

Signs of Better Days Ahead: GroupM Increases Ad Forecast

NEW YORK-In a notable sign that the media business and the overall economy is quickly recovering from last-year's pandemic-induced recession, the Business I...

14/06/2021

Premion Expands Partnership with IHS Markit into Auto Market

NEW YORK-Premion has expanded its partnership with IHS Markit with an offering focusing on the auto market that uses data from Polk Automotive Solutions to make...

14/06/2021

FEMA and FCC Plan August 11 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

WASHINGTON-FEMA and the FCC have announced that they will do a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) that will...

14/06/2021

KJLA-TV Outfits Production Studios With Hitachi 4K Studio Cameras

LOS ANGELES-KJLA-TV, the home here of the American Spanish-language TV network Azteca America, has purchased four Hitachi Kokusai Electric America SK-UHD4000 ca...

14/06/2021

P&G to Get 'Corporate Leadership Award' from NAB Leadership Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The NAB Leadership Foundation has announced that the 2021 Corporate Leadership Award will be given to Procter & Gamble (P&G) during the Celebra...

14/06/2021

Cinedigm Finalizes Acquisition of FoundationTV, Forms Cinedigm India

LOS ANGELES-Cinedigm has announced that it finalized the acquisition of FoundationTV and has created a new Indian-based division Cinedigm India....

14/06/2021

TRIBECA AND EPIC GAMES COLLABORATE TO BRING UNREAL ENGINE TO INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

TRIBECA AND EPIC GAMES COLLABORATE TO BRING UNREAL ENGINE TO INDEPENDENT FILMMAK...

14/06/2021

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Quantum5X's Paul Johnson on Preparing New Tools for On-Player Sound

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Quantum5X's Paul Johnson on Preparing New Tools fo...

14/06/2021

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Never.no's Scott Davies on Using Bee-On in the Cloud to Drive Digital Fan Engagement

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Never.no's Scott Davies on Using Bee-On in the Clo...

14/06/2021

Plazamedia Produces All Euro 2020 Matches for Deutsche Telekom's MagentaTV

Plazamedia to produce all Euro 2020 matches for Deutsche Telekom's MagentaTV By Jo Ruddock Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 09:20 Print This Story Plazamedia...

14/06/2021

UEFA Picks Sunset+Vine Staff for Key Production Roles in the Box for Euro 2020

UEFA picks Sunset Vine staff for key production roles in the box for Euro 2020 By Heather McLean, Editor Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 15:11 Print This Story Su...

14/06/2021

Remote Production to the Fore as ZDF Readies for Its Coverage of Euro 2020

Remote production to the fore as ZDF readies for its coverage of Euro 2020 By SVG Staff Friday, June 11, 2021 - 09:45 Print This Story Picture copyright: ...

14/06/2021

UEFA Euro 2020 Comes to BBC Sport Screens Live From dock10 With New Virtual Set

UEFA Euro 2020 set to come to BBC Sport screens live from dock10 with new virtual set By Heather McLean, Editor Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 18:11 Print This ...

14/06/2021

BBC Sport on the Preparations for Euro 2020 With a New Look VR Studio and a Logistical Headache

BBC Sport on the preparations for Euro 2020 with a new look VR studio and a logi...

14/06/2021

EURO 2020: ESPN Infuses Geography Into Tech-Heavy Bristol-based Studio Sets

EURO 2020: ESPN Infuses Geography Into Tech-Heavy Bristol-based Studio Sets After COVID scuttled plans for onsite studio presence, ESPN makes most of space at h...

14/06/2021

EURO 2020: At Netherlands-based IBC, ESPN Remains Nimble at Ever-Changing Tournament

EURO 2020: At Netherlands-based IBC, ESPN Remains Nimble at Ever-Changing Tourna...

14/06/2021

Carl Chery and Sydney Lopes Discuss Spotify's Home for Women in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop's new golden age is here, and it's being led by women. There's arguably more female rap stars now than ever before in hip-hop history, and t...

14/06/2021

Ask the Expert' Live Q&A Masterclass with Roman Dudek & Adrin Gonzlez

Published On: June 11th, 2021 -- -- -- -- width=1920 height=1080 class=wp-image-0 lazyload data-orig-src=https://www.sgo.es/wp-content/uploads/MVR_QA_...

14/06/2021

Mistika VR adds integration for the new Kandao Obsidian Pro and PTGui 12

Published On: June 14th, 2021 -- -- -- -- width=1920 height=1080 class=wp-image-0 lazyload data-orig-src=https://www.sgo.es/wp-content/uploads/10.3_de...

14/06/2021

EBU/ RT Young People's film Joseph Wants to Walk' wins Best Documentary at the Nenagh Children's Film Festival

EBU/ RT Young People's film Joseph Wants to Walk' won best documentary...

14/06/2021

Rohde & Schwarz continues excellent collaboration with Italian Coast Guard

Rohde & Schwarz continues excellent collaboration with Italian Coast Guard Rohde & Schwarz equips Italian Coast Guard's new patrol boat with external comm...

14/06/2021

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates its test solutions that enable mobile connectivity, today and beyond, at MWC21 in Barcelona

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates its test solutions that enable mobile connectivity,...

14/06/2021

Trash to Cash: Recyclers Tap Startup with World's Largest Recycling Network to Freshen Up Business Prospects

Matanya Horowitz smelled a problem in 2014. Fresh out of CalTech with a Ph.D., ...

14/06/2021

Nokia and Ooredoo Oman begin 4G and 5G fixed wireless access deployment

Nokia and Ooredoo Oman begin 4G and 5G fixed wireless access deployment Press Release Nokia and Ooredoo Oman begin 4G and 5G fixed wireless access deploymen...

14/06/2021

Nokia Deepfield global analysis shows most DDoS attacks originate from fewer than 50 hosting companies

Nokia Deepfield global analysis shows most DDoS attacks originate from fewer tha...

14/06/2021

Edvin Endre, Ulf Stenberg, Gizem Erdogan, Joel Ltzow and Christian Hillborg to Star in Netflix Drama about Spotify

Back to All News Edvin Endre, Ulf Stenberg, Gizem Erdogan, Joel L tzow and Chri...

14/06/2021

Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2021

Back to All News Netflix ISP Speed Index for May 2021 Innovation 14 June 2021 Global The Philippines posted two major increases in May on the Netflix ISP S...

14/06/2021

Netflix Acquires Global Rights To Canadian Sci-fi Sequel Code 8: Part II

Back to All News Netflix Acquires Global Rights To Canadian Sci-fi Sequel Code 8: Part II Business 14 June 2021 GlobalCanadaUnited States Netflix has acq...

14/06/2021

Strengthening the Foundation of Quality Storytelling in Africa

Back to All News Strengthening the Foundation of Quality Storytelling in AfricaPlay Video Play Video Social Impact 14 June 2021 GlobalNigeriaKenyaSouth Afr...

14/06/2021

Pushing the Boundaries of What's Possible in Adult Animation

Back to All News Pushing the Boundaries of What's Possible in Adult Animation Mike Moon Head of Adult Animation Entertainment 14 June 2021 GlobalFran...

14/06/2021

Lyra Health Completes $200M Funding Round to Transform Mental Health Care Globally

Burlingame, CA June 14, 2021 Lyra Health, the leading provider of comprehens...

14/06/2021

ITVbe and ITV Hub commissions Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries

ITVbe and ITV Hub commissions Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries ITVBe has commissioned a spin off to its hugely successful The Mummy Diaries franchise, as Bill...

14/06/2021

Grass Valley s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer Helps TV 2 Norway Amplify its IP Capability

MONTREAL, June 10, 2021 - Grass Valley announces that Norways biggest commercial...

14/06/2021

UKIO 2021 to Debut Collaboration Between Fujifilm and the NHS on the FDR Xair System's First European Real-World Community Trial

UKIO 2021 to Debut Collaboration Between Fujifilm and the NHS on the FDR Xair Sy...

14/06/2021

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH statement on June 2021 ransomware attack on FUJIFILM Corporation

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH statement on June 2021 ransomware attack on FUJIFILM Corpor...

14/06/2021

The new blueprint for wide format

The new blueprint for wide format Fujifilm announces a new strategy for its Acuity range of wide format printers June 9, 2021 Print Fujifilm today announ...

14/06/2021

Fujifilm announces new Acuity Ultra R2 superwide format printer

Fujifilm announces new Acuity Ultra R2 superwide format printer The successor to Fujifilm Acuity Ultra is part of the company's strategy to create the ne...

14/06/2021

Fujifilm announces new Acuity Prime flatbed printer

Fujifilm announces new Acuity Prime flatbed printer This new flatbed is part of Fujifilm's strategy to create the new blueprint' for wide format by r...

14/06/2021

Australia's Leading Employment Marketplace Seek, Leverages Brightcove to Better Connect Job Seekers and Organizations

All Press ReleasesShare All Press Releases Australias Leading Employment Mar...

14/06/2021

Algonaut update Atlas

AI drum sample manager overhauled Two years ago, we reported on a new drum-sample manager called Atlas, from New Zealand-based software company Algonaut. Ra...

14/06/2021

June 14, 2021

Scripps Research collaborates with The Rockefeller Foundation on digital COVID-19 surveillance, pandemic preparedness A grant from the New York-based foundation...

14/06/2021

Dave Grohl's What Drives Us Shot With URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Dave Grohl's What Drives Us Shot With URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and Pocket Cinem...

14/06/2021

Cheddar News selects Blackbird for efficient, flexible and sustainable cloud native video production

Cheddar News selects Blackbird for efficient, flexible and sustainable cloud nat...

14/06/2021

Searchlight, Invesco launch Mediapro takeover bid

Companies are offering a further investment of 150 million in order to take control By Jenny Priestley Published: June 14, 2021 Companies are offering a fu...