The return of The Crown on Netflix is a cause for celebration for TV and fashion lovers alike. With a storyline centered around the British royal family, the series comes with an equally lavish wardrobe to match, showcasing detailed recreations of iconic looks that are just as fascinating as the plot. Most notably, the new season brings the highly anticipated introduction of Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, both with their own set of signature fashion pieces interpreted by costume designer Amy Roberts. As we binge The Crown Season 4, L'OFFICIEL gathers the new episodes' most notable looks.
Besides Princess Diana’s wedding dress (pictured above), she’s often remembered for her day-to-day style. Standing out in royal blue for her engagement, the princess wears a frilled collar blouse with a V-neck sweater vest in one scene and a suit in the same shade in another.
A Purple Original
Wearing a luxurious purple gown with a matching scarf, Princess Diana steals the attention at the Cannes Film Festival. The dress is a unique creation to the show, based on a white dress with a similar scarf detail that the real-life princess wore in 1987.
Without a doubt, Princess Diana loved her printed sweaters. On the show, the she wears yellow overalls and a kitschy floral cardigan in an interpretation of a look the real princess wore to a polo match.
Princess Di's Polka Dots
Along with floral prints, the Princess of Wales often wore polka dots. One of her notable youthful looks recreated on the show is a red polka-dot dress she wore to a James Bond movie premiere. While the princess didn't actually wear a diamond tiara to the event, we appreciate the sparkling finishing touch.
The Iron Lady
Also known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher's most notable look is her blue suit and her voluminous hairdo, both placing her firmly in the 1980s time period of the season.
Contrasting with London's notorious gray weather, Princess Diana's pastel yellow ensemble brings a touch of sunshine.
In a frilly '80s look, the Princess of Wales wears a blue chiffon dress with ruffled detailing. Blue was one of Diana's preferred colors, which is reflected in several looks on the show.
Like her sister, Queen Elizabeth II's wardrobe also gets increasingly mature. Instead of the pretty pinks and purples she wore in the third season, she now opts for more muted shades like this pastel lace dress.
Young Queen Elizabeth II
A young Queen Elizabeth II wears a white ensemble in a recreation of a look that the then-princess wore to make a broadcast on her 21st birthday. The flashback scene sees the return of Claire Foy, who played the monarch in the first two seasons of The Crown.