It has been touted as the most stylish show on TV, and certainly no-one who has devoured it in one sitting – or even rationed themselves – would disagree that the clothes in Anatomy of a Scandal, Netflix’ latest binge-fest, are envy-inducing. But while much has been made of the “soft power” wardrobe of Sophie Whitehouse (played by Sienna Miller) and her delicious Maxmara camel coat, The Row dresses and penchant for Phoebe Philo-era Celine, the wardrobe of Michelle Dockery’s character, Kate Woodcroft, has flown under the radar.
Until now. For while you might think her clothes are unattainable, in a sweet act of generosity, Michelle Dockery has donated a selection of her character’s wardrobe to Smart Works, the charity that has so far helped over 20,000 women across the UK get back to work again, by giving them the confidence to reach their full potential.
“I discovered Smart Works through my stylist, Michelle Jank, as I was looking to donate some clothes of my own, and thought it was a brilliant initiative,” Dockery explains. “I think the charity is wonderful in doing what it does to support women and I felt like I really wanted to be a part of it and contribute in some way.”