The newest show on the block making headlines for its ultra-chic costume styling is none other than Netflix‘s Emily In Paris. Produced by and starring Lily Collins—the show is about Emily Cooper, a marketing executive from Chicago who moves to Paris to provide an American perspective to a marketing firm her company recently acquired. While the show has received a fair share of backlash, personally, I have no complaints about it. When watching for purely entertainment purposes, it is enjoyable and lighthearted. The disposition of her character, beautiful scenic views of Paris and high-end couture is a much-needed visual and mental escape from the seriousness that surrounds us.
You cannot show Paris without its many designer labels and fashion that kills. Likewise, Emily In Paris portrays its characters wearing some extravagant pieces that will make you want to empty your bank account. French Costume designer, Patricia Field from the fame of ’90s iconic show Sex And The City is the creative mastermind behind the shows chic wardrobe. She has selected outfits that reflect the warm and bubbly personality of the protagonist. We see a mix of vintage styles and classic pieces from both contemporary and legendary luxury designers. A careful blend of Kate Spade, Ganni to the timeless Chanel and Christian Louboutin.
Dressed for success, we see Emily confidently pulling off vibrant-hued haute-couture. The plethora of patterns and colours appropriately suit her petite frame and vivacious character. Even though they might not be French-appropriate, they are Emily-appropriate. We are also in awe of some très chic outfits sported by other characters in the series such as the sexy Camille Razat and the sophisticated style of her French boss, Sylvie Gratreau.
Plaid, houndstooth and checkered patterns along with berets is a clear favourite of Emily Cooper. While Emily wore this style in many ways, our favourite is the co-ord blazer and shorts set by designer Veronica Beart. The monochromatic checks along with the black Chanel handbag is subtle and classy which is right up our alley. And of course, you can’t look away from the beautiful red beret which stands out amidst the neutral colours. This is one of the outfits that oozes a Parisian vibe from head to toe.
A more simple look that is adaptable to every city is the vivid yellow camisole and silk maxi skirt worn by Emily. According to her best friend in the series, she looks American in this get-up compared to her usual French fashion attempts. The outfit by contemporary ready-to-wear Danish brand Ganni looks elegant and ideal for a day out in spring. Moreover, the black belt around the waist that ties the two pieces together is a sold-out item from Rag & Bone. We are mesmerised by the bright colour and elaborate patterns of this attire.
Patricia works the magic of layering for this beige look for Camille. It is effortlessly fashionable, reminding us of the street-style looks during Paris Fashion Week. The polka-dot puff-sleeve sheer blouse is by Zara and is a common find on the high-street fashion market. A beige check dress from See by Chloé is then layered over creating a trendy, yet cohesive look. It goes to show how the right pieces paired together can create a smart-chic look.
Emily styles a vintage Victorian look with a white shirt decorated with ruffle trims and a classic plaid crop-blazer. However, the best feature of the outfit is the light-wash high-waisted denim jeans that go along with it. While watching the series, I almost believed Parisian women don’t own denim. However, much to my liking, the inaugural of denim is my favourite look in the series. The frills along with the details of a broad and padded shoulder add volume and flair to the look, making it eye-catchy. Also, don’t forget to notice the pink framed sunnies that add a touch of liveliness to her look.
Sylvie, Emily‘s boss and the French version of Miranda Priestley showcases an envious wardrobe throughout the series. Each outfit worn by Sylvie is elegant, perfectly made-to-measure and drool-worthy! The colours are subtle, with the palette primarily consisting of neutral shades such as greys, blacks, olive and beige. Unlike Emily, vibrant colours and prints are not part of her collection. It is through the cuts and tailor-fit that her outfits showcase sophistication along with a risqué factor. A top favourite being the sexy asymmetrical dress with its thigh-high slit by designer Alexandre Vauthier. Va-va-voom indeed!
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