His Dark Materials Mrs. Coulter is the bad guy. Well, bad girl. No, wait. Bad woman. She’s evil, conniving, treacherous, and the worst of the worst. But for some reason, we can’t keep our eyes off of her. Part of it is due to Ruth Wilson, the talented actress who plays Mrs. Coulter. She’s excellent in portraying the carefully curated image and restraint that is key to playing this character.
Another part of what makes her hella intriguing and that draws the eye, are her outfits. No matter where this woman goes, no matter who she is facing, she looks bomb af every. single. time. And we’re here for it. Go on with your bad self, Mrs. Coulter. Especially if you look this breathtaking while weaving your web of lies.
During His Dark Materials “The Cave” they elevated the bar. Seriously, it was the best outfit she has ever worn and we knew in an instance that Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek would die for this outfit. It’s true. No use in trying to deny it. Moira, known for her outlandish yet stylish outfits, has a flair for the dramatic disguised as subtly. And Mrs. Coulter’s outfit is right up her alley!
We’d like to imagine that Moira would align herself with whomever she needs to to get close to Mrs. Coulter. On the flip side, Moira would follow Mrs. Coulter, poorly disguised I’m sure, everywhere she goes until she figures out where Coulter gets her outfits from. From then on out, Moira would have an in with the designer that works on Coulters outfits and have replicas on the ready because this is how dedicated Moira is to looking amazing.
Just imagine how Moira would’ve reacted to the outfit in “The Cave”? She would’ve been blown away! First, the color. Dark colors are a mainstay of Moira’s outfits. The skirt is right up her alley too. Cute and can be matched with plenty of things. Then there’s the jacket and all the bead work on the shoulders. This would make her cry tears of joy, inspiration, and jealousy. Moira would stop at nothing to get her hands on that jacket. She might even trade her famous emergency bag.
Yes, we’re that sure that Moira would do what it takes to look this poised, badass, and did we forget breathtaking!
Then there’s the hat/veil of it all. Moira would not be able to breathe just thinking about what wig would go best with that piece. Would the blonde one with curls work? Would a dark brunette bob work? The possibilities are endless and we’ve got to believe that Moira would try out all of them to make sure her outfit looks on point and eventually better than it looks on Mrs. Coulter.
Need further proof? Check out the slideshow below dedicated to Mrs. Coulter and her outfit in His Dark Materials “The Cave”!
His Dark Materials airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.