‘You’ Season 4 – Costume Design
ABOUT YOU – STYLING
If you are unfamiliar with the series, ‘You’ is a psychological thriller starring Penn Badgely as Joe Goldberg whose obsessive tendencies often culminate in murder. In Season 4 Joe has relocated to London and is masquerading as Jonathan Moore; Professor of Literature and high society member. For Joe, a new identity comes with a new wardrobe and in Spring 2022 Cad & The Dandy were asked to create a more mature, refined, and English look for the character.
CREATING THE JOE LOOK – READY TO WEAR
The micro houndstooth jacket seen on campus throughout Season 4 was a perfect match for the character. The design is classically English style, made in a heritage Marling & Evans check fabric giving the appearance of tweed. In actuality the material is a mix of wool, silk, and linen that refines the jacket to a modern standard, perfect for the young academic Joe is pretending to be. Our Head of Ready to Wear paired the jacket with a cashmere sleeveless cardigan in navy and oatmeal to complete the look.
CREATING THE JOE LOOK – BESPOKE
As events take a darker turn, so do the outfits. Cad & the Dandy created a bespoke charcoal grey safari jacket for Joe / Jonathan to wear among the Oxford elite. The soft shoulders and drawstring waist creates a more relaxed style than the blazer, elevated by using Drago Italian wool – a particularly soft but dense and hard wearing fabric. Perfect for Sundry House, the private member’s club Joe / Jonathan visits.