1960s

Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit

In the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is chess prodigy troubled by an orphaned upbringing who rises to the highest ranks of the chess world while struggling with drug and dependency issues. As Beth grows and changes, her fashion style follows suit. But throughout, her gorgeous 1960s clothes keep a chess motif, including black and white palette and a chessboard pattern. By the end of the series, her outfit mirrors the white queen.

Mike from The Monkees

Mike (Michael Nesmith) is one of four real people in a “pretend” television band, The Monkees. In the years leading up to the TV show’s end, Nesmith and his “bandmates” fought to prove themselves as accomplished musicians in their own very real merits, and most cases, they succeeded. The four Monkees — Mike, Mickey, Peter, and Davy — often sported matching bib-front shirts, but Mike’s distinct costume piece is his green wool hat.

TF2 Scout’s Mom

In Team Fortress 2 lore, Scout’s mom has raised Scout and his seven mad-dog Bostonian brothers, managing to keep her figure and her 60’s mod style. She has a romance with the enemy’s Spy, whose lovingly nicknames her “ma petit chou-fleur”.

Joan Holloway

The original queen bee of Sterling Cooper, Joan ran the secretarial pool with vicious efficiency. Although men concentrate on her va-va-voom image, she’s smarter than she lets on and isn’t above using sex appeal to advance her career. A smart move, it seems, as she’s gotten a partnership in the firm.

Betty Draper

With her Grace Kelly good looks, house in the suburbs, successful husband and two-point-three kids, Betty Draper was supposed to be the epitome of a 1960’s happy housewife. Too bad she and Don made each other so miserable. However, even after leaving him, Betty still struggles within the confines of conservative suburbia.