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'The Hour' costume designer Suzanne Cave on creating that London look -- EXCLUSIVE

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Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw)

Cave, who researched photography, films and magazines before getting started on the wardrobe for season 2, found that there weren’t many changes in British style trends between 1956 and 1957. Still, she tells us a new style for Freddie demonstrates what’s to come for the character.

“He’s traveled a bit, he’s seen a bit more of the world so we went a little bit more towards the ‘60s in the cut of his suits,” said Cave, who used Jack Kerouac and James Dean as her muses. “We went for a much slimmer shape, which wouldn’t have necessarily been worn by the average guy in London at the time.”

Freddie returns with a new “lady friend” who is also fashion forward. Camille Mettier (Lizzie Brocheré) is “French and she’s quite gamine, cropped hair, petite, that Jean Seberg type of look,” said Cave.

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