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STYLE ICON: Margot Verger
If my social media presence is anything to go by, I think it’s pretty safe to say I’m obsessed with NBC’s Hannibal. In recent weeks, my outbursts regarding the show have frequently featured a particular pair of siblings – the Vergers, played to perfection by Michael Pitt and Katharine Isabelle, respectively.
Bryan Fuller’s interpretation of Margot Verger is quite the departure from the book version, especially from a visual standpoint. But there’s no denying that this Margot is a total style queen. She’s also a little more corporate-goth than I was expecting, with her demure tailored suits and jewel tones. Costume designer, Christopher Hargadon, delivers a strong image that communicates Margot’s identity: being the troubled sister of a sadist, she’s fighting to secure her own legacy against the odds, and her clothing seems to serve as armour.
As a former office worker, I remember how tricky it can be to preserve a sense of professionalism without sacrificing personal style, and this is why Margot’s fashion is noteworthy: her dapper darkness is a great jumping-off point for the alternative ladies out there in the 9-5. The rat race is so much more fun when you’re dressed to kill.
Words: Sam Handley