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Netflix must be feeling the pinch as Emma Corrin wears a dress from other screen productions

A second-hand dress, Lady Chatterley? Netflix must be feeling the pinch as the star of the new film Emma Corrin wears a dress that has appeared in at least three other film productions.

Is it any wonder Lady Chatterley spends so much time undressing if she’s otherwise reduced to wearing secondhand clothes?

Eagle-eyed viewers of Netflix’s new adaptation of DH Lawrence’s sexually explicit story have seen star Emma Corrin wear a dress that has appeared in at least three other film productions.

Corrin isn’t even the only former The Crown cast member to have donned the dress, as Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson have also worn it on separate TV shows.

In the steamy remake of the controversial 1928 novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 26-year-old Corrin, who played Princess Diana in the royal drama, is seen wearing the gown after the titular aristocrat flees to Venice, becoming pregnant by ranger Mellors.

Eagle-eyed viewers of Netflix’s new adaptation of DH Lawrence’s sexually explicit story have seen star Emma Corrin wear a dress that has appeared in at least three other film productions.

Gillian Anderson, 54, who played Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, wore the same dress in a 2020 episode of Netflix's contemporary comedy-drama Sex Education.

Gillian Anderson, 54, who played Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, wore the same dress in a 2020 episode of Netflix’s contemporary comedy-drama Sex Education.

Claire Foy, 38, who played the Queen in the first two series of The Crown, previously wore the same dress in an ITV show called World War One: The People’s Story, which aired in 2014.

That same year it was worn by actress Daisy Waterstone, now 28, who played Clare Leighton in a 2014 film version of the World War I memoir Testament Of Youth.

Then Anderson, 54, who played Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, wore it in a 2020 episode of Netflix’s contemporary comedy-drama Sex Education, in which she plays sex therapist Jean Milburn.

Users of the Recycled Movie Costumes website discovered the dress’s varied film career.

Daisy Waterstone, now 28, who played Clare Leighton in a 2014 film version of the World War I memoir, Testament Of Youth.

Daisy Waterstone, now 28, who played Clare Leighton in a 2014 film version of the World War I memoir, Testament Of Youth.

A spokesperson said some viewers might be surprised by the extent to which even big-budget films relied on existing costumes, explaining: “Every production can’t make new costumes from scratch, it’s just too complicated.”

“Having said that, it is very surprising that the dress has appeared in period pieces, as well as a contemporary show like Sex Education.

“I think the pattern on it means it’s very distinctive. It’s a dress that costume designers will likely remember from production to production.”

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