There’s loads to be captivated by when watching Bridgerton — the gifted solid, the numerous plots twists and turns, the lavish costumes — however we additionally discovered ourselves utterly in awe of the hair. Whereas among the wigs and hairstyles slot in completely with the nineteenth century, others stood out in the very best approach — particularly when it got here to Queen Charlotte.
Each time the queen graced us along with her presence on display screen, she wore a unique extravagant wig that demanded all the eye. The pinnacle hair and make-up designer Marc Pilcher informed Harper’s Bazaar that this was intentional to point out simply how dedicated Queen Charlotte is to the high-society London occasion scene: “What I additionally needed to do was show her African descent, as a result of once you take a look at portraits on the time, there have been only a few portraits of girls of African descent with these seems to be,” Pilcher informed Bazaar.com.
Pilcher additionally took inspiration from one other queen: Queen Bey. For Queen Charlotte’s larger-than-life afro, he seemed to Beyoncé Knowles’s hair in Austin Powers. “I used to be like, ‘She’s going to have the largest ‘fro that you have ever seen,'” he mentioned.
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That exact look required stitching collectively 4 separate wigs to realize that stage of quantity, and for a short second, Pilcher fearful he had gone too far. “You have been simply ready for the producers to go, ‘No.’ However, after all, she walked out, and everybody was like, ‘Oh, my God, you look wonderful,'” mentioned Pilcher.
Whenever you’re modeling one badass character after one other, nicely, that is sure to be the response.