You just know that when the creator of iconic series like Sex and the City and Younger has a new series and it’s set in the Fashion Capital of the World, you’re going to be paying attention to every ensemble. Darren Star’s first Netflix Original, Emily in Paris, certainly delivers on fashion. Here are the top five fashion moments along with details on each outfit.
Starring Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, the binge-worthy series is about a junior marketing exec from Chicago who is transferred to Savoir, a luxury marketing firm in Paris that needs a social media overhaul. No Darren Star project would be complete without his go-to fashion guru, Emmy-winning costume designer Patricia Field, who serves as consulting costume designer on Emily in Paris, alongside French costume designer Marylin Fitoussi.
We can’t break down every epic fashionista moment in Emily in Paris, but we can narrow it down to the five most exquisite ensembles. Please note that there are some minor spoilers below if you haven’t watched it yet.
Emily’s First Day at Savoir
While Emily is excited to get to work at Savoir in the series premiere, her new co-workers aren’t as keen on the American import. Here, she’s donning an Eiffel tower shirt by Alice + Olivia, a cropped top by Re Done, and colorful low boots by Christian Louboutin. It’s a fun outfit that reflects Emily’s personality and energy.
The Black Cocktail Ensemble
In Episode 102, “Masculin Féminin,” Emily goes to her first launch party in an outfit inspired by Sex and the City. A black tulle skirt is paired with a strapless black Alexandre Vauthier top, Christian Louboutin sandals, and a vintage purse. The skirt is an homage to Carrie Bradshaw’s tulle skirt in the series finale of Sex and the City, which is also set in Paris.
The Checkered Suit
Episode 103, “Sexy or Sexist,” has Emily taking French classes before heading to the office. Although she had plumbing problems before leaving her apartment — have you ever washed your hair in a bidet?!? — she looks adorable in a chic checkered jacket and shorts suit by Veronica Beard, a tank top and purse by Chanel, and shoes by Christian Louboutin.
The Opera House Dress
When Emily heads to the ballet in an attempt to save an account, she wears this stunning Christian Siriano dress with Agnelle gloves, shoes by Cosmoparis, head jewels by La Compagnie du Costume, complimented by a vintage fur and purse. Patricia Field thinks that Lily Collins is a “dead ringer” for Audrey Hepburn, and this ensemble in Episode 106, “Ringarde,” is an homage to Hepburn in Funny Face.
The Auction Moment
In Episode 109, “An American Auction in Paris,” Emily has to model a dress by client Pierre Cadault that was donated to a fundraiser. The breathtaking frock is actually an Haute Couture dress designed by Stephane Rolland Haute Couture. That dress meets an untimely end at the hands of two shock artists, but Stephane Rolland sent a clean version of the dress and shoes for Lily Collins to keep after filming.
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