Don’t get me wrong, I love deranged teens from the second season of Euphoria and her equally manic sense of style: Maddy Pérez’s Great Looks; Jules’ fascinating ethereal angel costumes; Kat’s sparkling cybergirl harnesses on Hot Topic. But the one who really made me vibrate at the premiere of the second part was Fezco’s grandmother. The woman, matriarch of the East Highland-based drug dealer, enters our screens with a radiant burst of style.
The first scene shows Fezco’s grandmother, a woman with long, platinum blonde hair, getting out of a light green Chevy in metal-tipped cowboy boots ready to kick someone’s knee. He heads to a strip club in a blue two-piece suit carrying a gun. The back of his blue jacket reads ‘God’s Word’ and ‘God’s Will’ with a rose embroidered in the center. The jacket is cut so that it blooms from the waist. From what I can see, she’s not wearing a shirt underneath and she’s most likely wearing a bra push-up, which makes your cleavage look like it was served on a platter. He makes such an entrance that when he walks past a line of strippers, you say ‘damn it’.
Viewers of the series were immediately drawn to the character, played by Kathrine Narducci. Clips of Fezco’s grandmother went viral on TikTok, punctuated by songs like ‘These Boots Were Made for Walking.’ Narducci understands the power of his character. ‘It’s a young audience,’ she says of how her character resonates with younger viewers: ‘I think it’s because she’s a powerful woman who does things her way and doesn’t care about anything else. That suit is a power suit and that look made me feel very powerful. ‘
The looks were created specifically for the Narducci character by Amber Doyle, a veteran tailor tailored to the stars. The costumes set the tone for energy fatale, which he keeps at all times, along with a studded denim shirt and flared black pants with a thick metal belt so tight you might think it might slip out of it, a sleeveless shirt that shows off his tattoos, and a top with Buttoned floral print to show off your chest. He wears a Rolex watch on his wrist and his hands are loaded with metal rings.
At first sight, the look of Fezco’s grandmother, Marie O’Niell It is reminiscent of something Dolly Parton would wear if she were more familiar with a cross key than a guitar. Everything is tight and unforgiving, meticulously crafted, and fondled with sparkles. Aside from Dolly, we’ve already seen other women dress like this in similar roles. Director Joshua Michael Paulin noted on Instagram that Fezco’s plot and his protective and violent grandmother it was similar to the 1980 movie Gloria, starring Gena Rowlands in the role of a vengeful granny. Gloria also has an impact style, with fuchsia print shirts, metallic skirt suits, and necklaces dangling from her cleavage.
While Gloria has her fabulous fashion moments, Fezco’s grandmother reaches a gloriously fascinating level and exists in the same IDGAF universe. (I don’t give a fuck) that the teens of Euphoria. “On the inside, Euphoria’s teenage characters are falling apart and so is she – she’s trying to raise two children – but on the outside, we’re all trying to make it work,” says Narducci. ‘The exterior is the facade, especially with her (Fezco’s grandmother). She is dressed to intimidate. I walk into that club and I’m dressed to intimidate, and when I was wearing that other leather suit to hit that guy with the crowbar …, those clothes helped me move forward and get what I wanted. ‘ In a way, it is on par with Maddy or Jules, who are not afraid to take risks of style.
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