In Killing Eve, Villanelle is known for her over the top outfits that stand out within the show. Here are her best outfits.
Eve’s razor-sharp eye for detail is only half a step behind Villanelle’s murderous plans, but in between the exotic locales, murderous teenagers, violent golf sessions, and dreamy apartments, one thing that stands out singularly is the assassin’s stunning wardrobe. Each outfit is meticulously sourced by top-notch costume designers Phoebe De Gaye, Charlotte Mitchell, and Sam Perry, but which outfits were the most killer?
Embroidered Bomber Jacket
Sebastian’s ill-fated love affair with Villanelle started with a meet-cute at their apartment building. Villanelle donned this contemporary yet old-world ensemble, which featured pink jogger style pants, a tonal shirt, and this spectacular Philip Lim bomber jacket.
The jacket was the piece de resistance of the look, and portrayed exactly who Villanelle was: A fashion icon on the outside, but surprisingly lethal and unconventional on most occasions.
Sky Blue Maxi
Sky Blue MaxiAudiences got a peek into Villanelle’s high fashion tastes early on in the show when she rummaged through the closet of her would-be victim’s wife in the pilot episode – and borrowed this gorgeous pale blue Burberry maxi dress – which was sartorially perfect for the scenic Tuscan party she was going to ruin, obviously.
The sheer panels and lace detailing on the couture dress were juxtaposed cleverly by edgy combat boots, to create a look that could only be pulled off by this goofily violent killer.
Pink Blouse And Statement Earrings
Villanelle in Amsterdam was an all-pink affair. As she sat at a riverside café and wrote postcards to Eve, all eyes were drawn to her in a billowy Rosie Assoulin blouse with a tonal fuschia skirt. Audiences couldn’t help but be in awe of the stealthy villain’s fashion choices, even when she told off a snap-happy Instagrammer to go and get a life.
There was no doubt that the most appealing elements of the outfit were the statement earrings by Christian Lacroixm bought by the costume designer from a vintage shop in London.
Villanelle kicked off season 3 with a bang — an explosion of florals to be precise. This tailored peacock blue maxi dress with stunning floral motif was the perfect outfit to don while roaming the lovely streets of Spain, and possibly kidnapping a baby.
Made by The Vampire’s Wife, this dress featured a mermaid cut and padded shoulders. Villanelle added a sprinkle of her personal charm on the look with fresh red blossoms in her hair.
Is there any look that this remorseless killer can’t pull off? Here she dipped her toes into academic fashion, and aced it. The only time Villanelle tried to fit in was when she came to meet Eve’s husband Niko at Oxford University where he was chaperoning a Spelling Bee, and even then, her impeccably put-together look just made her stand out.
A crisp menswear shirt with an exaggerated collar, the carefully draped cable-knit, the camel pants, and tonally printed tie were everything that Oxford ordered, and more.
Green Jacket And Pant Set
When in Scotland, dress like the Scottish – or at least Villanelle thinks so. While one would expect a hired killer to stay under the radar, bigger is better for the cold-blooded assassin when she decided to step onto the golf course in season three.
The tartan was broken out in true Villanelle fashion. This over-the-top, yet magnificent green shearling jacket by Charlotte Knowles was complemented perfectly with matching pants, by Gucci of course. It made for an inconvenient, yet strangely perfect outfit to dash a Russian’s head in with a golf club.
Season three saw some muted fashion choices by the alluring assassin’s standards, but this printed pant suit and boots combo took fans back to Villanelle’s outrageous fashion from seasons one and two.
The giant collar, bell-bottoms, mind-bending all-over print and chunky leather boots took audiences straight to the swinging seventies, all thanks to Halpern and Simon Miller. Her vivid ensemble offset Eve’s all-black outfit beautifully as the pair took to the dance floor, and finally quenched thirsty fans with some Villanelle and Eve chemistry.
Leather Puff-Sleeved Shirt
Villanelle’s penchant for leather and high collars made for a stunning look in season 2 of Killing Eve. This green shirt by Ellery featured typical Victorian features like a ruffled collar, puff sleeves, and cinches, but with an edgy spin: supple green leather.
As she watched Eve from a distance, Villanelle’s tortoiseshell shades complemented the undercover outfit perfectly, making it the most fashionable disguise on the planet.
Equestrian Blazer And Silver Pants
Villanelle kept it suave yet playful when she showed up in this luxe velvet horse-print blazer by Chloe and dazzling silver pants. Her intention was to defy her new and very evil handler Raymond when he told her to check her behavior while she was on contract, but unfortunately Raymond never got to see this stunning fit.
The purple blouse, the shoulder pads and the matching belt made this outfit one of Villanelle’s sartorial wins.
Ruffled Pink Dress
This is THE dress that sparked thousands of imaginations (and copies) in the fashion world, but the original was crafted by Molly Goddard. Villanelle stood casually on a Parisian street, garbed in this cotton candy cloud and delightfully paradoxical combat boots in the second episode of season one, on her way to a psych evaluation.
For most Killing Eve fans, this was the moment that defined who the fashionable killer really was – dark and deadly, yet dramatic as a Broadway star when she wanted to be.
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