Cross Currents

Our Take on the Fabulous Throwback Styles of 5 Emmy Nominees

We’re living in the era of so-called Peak TV, in which sophisticated production quality, A-list talent and an incredible variety of content has resulted in programming that is — to use another adjective appropriate to this time — binge worthy. The best of these shows have raised the standard for great television, making this year’s Emmy awards, airing September 17 on NBC, especially competitive.

Some of the outstanding shows are period pieces, in which fashion, jewelry and interiors are particularly important for evoking the rarefied worlds depicted. One of the most lauded of these series, Netflix’s The Crown, which follows Queen Elizabeth II from her marriage to Prince Philip onward, has the distinction of being the most expensive television show ever made, with the first season alone costing more than $130 million. (The second season is up for 21 Emmys.)

Introspective has found some incredible items that conjure the periods and storylines of five of our favorites among this year’s nominees, ranging from the chronicle of the British royals to the story of a 1950s Manhattan housewife-turned-stand-up-comic (Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) to a drama set during the decadent 1990s in Miami (FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story).

The Crown

21 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series


21 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series

Genius: Picasso

7 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series


The Assassination of Gianni Versace:
American Crime Story

18 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

21 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series

Credits: The Crown, photo by Alex Bailey/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection; GLOW, photo by Erica Parise/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Photo by Nicole Rivelli/©Amazon/courtesy of the Everett Collection; Genius: Picasso, photo by Dusan Martincek/©National Geographic Channel/courtesy of the Everett Collection; The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story, photo by Ray Mickshaw/©FX/courtesy of the Everett Collection

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