Not surprisingly, we’ve found ourselves invested in another corset drama. Can you really blame us, though? The romantic storylines, fancy balls, and beautiful costuming make for a guilty pleasure simply too good to resist. The latest in a series of enticing period pieces sweeping us off our feet is The Buccaneers from Apple TV+. Based on the unfinished novel by Edith Wharton and set in 1872, the show follows a close-knit group of socialites from New York who enter London’s polite society in search of husbands and titles. The eight-part series has it all—Anglo-American culture clash, a complicated love triangle, and a female-centric soundtrack featuring the likes of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. Perhaps most importantly, it has a fantastic cast made up of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, which you know we love here at Who What Wear.
For newcomer Aubri Ibrag, it was a dream project that couldn’t have come at a better time. Having just signed with an American agent after wrapping the Australian series Dive Club, she had her sights set on doing a period piece next. Traveling to Los Angeles by wave of Sydney, Ibrag was sent the script for The Buccaneers. “I feel like I manifested it in a sense,” Ibrag told us via Zoom last month. At the time, Ibrag was in the midst of a full-on fixation phase where all she could talk and think about were period dramas. There were no questions. She had to book this.