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The Queen's Gambit: Playing a classic game with your clothes

Loved this Netfilx series, every woman I know—one binged it in a single night.  This NYT article , "The Queen's Gambit Makes Us Want to Toss Our Leggings", by Danielle Braff,  reminded us of the gulf between tailoring and small-medium-large land.  It seems that, even if viewing the series in those leggings, "The Queen's Gambit" worked on women like a salted peanut laid on a bar: dare you not to bite. The costume designer, Berlin-based Gabriele Binder, was inspired by Edie Sedgwick, Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn, and also by the checkered chess board, a graphic echoed in shadow plaids and checks. The heroine lived before sweatpants were worn by anyone other than a coach, and leggings had not yet hatched from footless tights.  Photo: Netflix  Do late '60s to mid -'70s styles hold allure for the woman in the Passage, who wore them once already?  I'd say so, because Beth Harmon, played superbly by Anya Taylor-Joy, is more mature in her taste in clothes

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