A Series of Unfortunate Events Fashions — Don't Turn Away

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Fashions — Eye-popping Gothic Ensembles

by Staci Layne Wilson

Unfortunate Events Fashions

“I would advise all our viewers to turn away immediately and watch something more pleasant instead,” says the eponymous author and narrator (Patrick Warburton) in a delightful deadpan as he recounts A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

But if you turned away, you’d miss all the eye-popping pinafores, petticoats and pantsuits! While Colleen Atwood’s gloriously Gothic ensembles from the 2004 film are hard to top, Cynthia Ann Summers’ creations for the Netflix original series are stunning in their own right.

Unfortunate Events Fashions

You may know the tale from having read the “Lemony Snicket” books, but just in case… here’s the lowdown: Faced with unthinkable tragedy, The Baudelaire children – Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and baby Sunny (Presley Smith) – never give up hope for a better future. The fabulously dressed orphans persevere using reason, logic, truth, and compassion as weapons against those who, at every turn, seek to keep them down… and steal their inheritance. The siblings are saddled with a ghoulish guardian called Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who will do whatever it takes to make sure the kiddoes get nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

Unfortunate Events Fashions

Summers is best-known for her costume design on women’s television shows like Unreal and The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. Summers seamlessly blends unique creativity with technical mastery. Beginning her career in theater and dance, it’s not surprising she’s doing such a beautiful job with the fantasy-steampunk world of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Check out some of her creations below:

 

 

Be sure and catch both seasons on Netflix!

A Series of Unfortunate Events Fashions — Eye-popping Gothic Ensembles

by Staci Layne Wilson

“I would advise all our viewers to turn away immediately and watch something more pleasant instead,” says the narrator. But if you turned away, you’d miss all Colleen Atwood’s gloriously Gothic eye-popping pinafores, petticoats and pantsuits!

 

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

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