Love ’70s fashion? BBC-Netflix’s The Serpent has vintage sunglasses, crochet bikinis, and retro pantsuits
- Costume designers Adam Howe and Rachel Walsh used vintage finds to recreate outfits based on iconic looks from designers such as the late Yves Saint Laurent
- Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman star in the story of murderer Charles Sobhraj and his girlfriend who preyed on travellers on Asia’s ‘hippie trail’ in the mid-’70s
A co-production between the BBC and streaming service Netflix, mini series The Serpent revolves around the real story of Charles Sobhraj, a con man who posed as a gem dealer and committed a series of crimes in 1975-76 while travelling across the “hippie trail” – a journey that took people in the mid-1950s to the late-1970s from Europe to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The true-crime story is mainly set in Bangkok, where Sobhraj is based with his French-Canadian girlfriend and accomplice Marie-Andrée Leclerc, played by British actress Jenna Coleman.
If you love ’70s fashion, you’re in for a treat: Jackie O sunglasses, patterned jumpsuits, crochet bikinis and retro pantsuits paired with printed blouses are all part of Leclerc’s enviable wardrobe.
Add to that a smattering of stunning jewellery creations in precious stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds and you have all the ingredients of slick ’70s glamour with a touch of boho chic.