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The New Look: the series on Christian Dior is finally available

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Great news for all fashion enthusiasts! The series “The New Look”, which explores the careers of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, is now available.

« The New Look » is already emerging as a must-have for fashion enthusiasts. The Pitch: in Paris, during the Nazi Occupation, the influence of Coco Chanel in the world of fashion is gradually coming to an end. For his part, Christian Dior emerges as the rising star of fashion. Breathing new life into the world with his revolutionary and iconic style.

Thus, it will leave a lasting imprint on past and present generations. This new series offers an ideal opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the fashion industry in the 40s and 50s. Enough to enrich your collection of anecdotes during social dinners!

The New Look: to know everything about the enriching history of Christian Dior

The New Look

So why this title? Well, the anecdote goes back to the time when the lines “ Corolle " and " In 8, » by Christian Dior captivated the public. So that Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, described this first collection as “ New Look“. The silhouettes presented were revolutionary, with delicately defined shoulders, a cinched waist and legs revealed about thirty centimeters.

Directed and written by Todd A. Kessler, to whom we owe successes such as The Sopranos et Dawson, series " The New Look » sets itself up as a biographical saga. Thus, it is deployed on 10 episodes. It explores the stories of Christian Dior's contemporaries, highlighting elegant and creative figures, especially Coco Chanel, who is gradually being eclipsed by Christian Dior.

The New Look

Inspired by true events, the series highlights prominent fashion names who have left their mark through the ages, such as Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent or even Pierre Balmain. The latter having been Christian Dior's stylist assistant at the time. The notable presence ofHubert de Givenchy, known for its relaxed and aristocratic elegance, also enriches this fascinating story.

A 5-star cast

The New Look

With a prestigious cast, “ The New Look » promises a captivating immersion into the world of haute couture. Maisie Williams, recognized for her role in Game of Thrones, plays Catherine Dior. She is Christian's sister, engaged in the resistance and arrested by the Gestapo.

Otherwise, John Malkovich plays the role of Lucien Lelong, whileEmily Mortimer plays Elsa Lombardi, Coco Chanel's closest friend. Claes bang plays Spatz, Coco Chanel's Nazi lover. Finally, Glenn Close brings to life Carmel Snow, the magazine's influential editor-in-chief Harper's Bazaar who reigned brilliantly over the fashion world.

The original soundtrack of the series, orchestrated by Jack Antonoff, offers covers of songs from the first half of the 20th century performed by artists such as Lana Del Rey, Bleachers, Florence Welch, or even Nick Cave.

Available on Apple TV+

By Clémence BODEAU

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