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Costume Designer on BBC’s Killing Eve gets special mention from Vogue

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The BBC’s new binge-worthy offering Killing Eve is captivating viewers up and down the country. The show focuses on two female protagonists, one a bored MI5 officer the other an assassin. Cue compelling telly as viewers follow the pair on a hunt across Europe.

It’s the assassin character who has captivated the fashion hungry viewer most, kitted out in a wardrobe that gets every fashionista’s pulse racing.

Costume designer Phoebe de Gaye is behind the shows look and has been designing for TV for many years, with her first TV costume design role seeing her kit out the Trotters for the BBC comedy favorite Only Fools and Horses. She has since gone on to design for many BBC dramas, with her designs for the hit show The Musketeers winning a BAFTA.



This time Pheobe’s designs have caught the ever watchful eye of British Vogue, with them stating that Killing Eve is ‘the most fashionable show on television’.

All this has meant that the Liverpudlian actress Jodie Comer playing Villanelle has become an instant fashion icon thanks to Pheobe’s designs. Her character constantly switches looks to keep ahead of the game. Giving Pheobe a great opportunity to play with design.

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The most iconic look of the series see’s Jodie adorned with a neon pink dress coupled with punky Balenciaga boots. The dress was found by Pheobe in London’s Dover Street Market and comes from the British designer Molly Goddard.

The characters adaptability is key. Villanelle is able to go from a super-puffy bubble-gum pink dress to a stylish androgynous look wearing a suit by Belgian designer Dries van Noten. This fashion fluidity of the character is creating a huge number of fans, all inspired by Pheobe’s creations.

Killing Eve is written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge who was behind the hit BBC dark comedy series Fleabag and can be seen on BBC1 on Saturday’s and on catch-up via BBC iplayer.



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