Back in the 1940s, a time when Christian Dior was at the height of his career and unfortunately put aside the talent of the great Coco Chanel. During 10 episodes, the series follows the story of these two great fashion figures inspired by real events, taking place in Paris. ‘The New Look’ explore also the lives of other iconic fashion figures such as Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, but also Pierre Cardin.
French actress Juliette Binoche and Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn were selected to play Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. Nuno Lopes, an actor of Portuguese descent, will portray Cristóbal Balenciaga, while actor Thomas Poitevin will play Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior’s rival designer. The renowned Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s chief editor, Carmel Snow, will be portrayed by British actress Glenn Close, while John Malkovich will portray French fashion designer Lucien Lelong. Claes Bang, a Danish actor, has been selected to play “Spatz,” a German spy close to Gabrielle Chanel, while British actress and screenwriter Emily Mortimer will play Elsa Lombardi, a friend of Coco Chanel. Finally, Maisie Williams, a legendary Game of Thrones actress will play Ginette Dior, also referred to as “Catherine Dior,” the younger sister of the fashion designer.
This production released by Todd A. Kessler (also the director of some Dawson and The Sopranos episodes) will start on February 14 on Apple TV and MyCanal.