Today, Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for The New Look, a new, gripping historical drama series from Todd A. Kessler, starring Emmy Award winner Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel.
Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, The New Look centers on fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, and their contemporaries as they navigate the horrors of World War II and launch modern fashion.
The 10-episode drama series will make its global debut, with the first three episodes on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Wednesday through April 3.
Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, The New Look focuses on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior.
As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy.
The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals, from Chanel to Pierre Balmain, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and more, and provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs, and clothing created by Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.
In addition to Mendelsohn and Binoche, The New Look ensemble cast is led by Maisie Williams as Catherine Dior, John Malkovich as Lucien Lelong, Emily Mortimer as Elsa Lombardi, Claes Bang as Spatz, and Glenn Close as Carmel Snow.
The immersive and contemporary soundtrack for the series is curated and produced by Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff and features covers of popular early to mid-20th century songs performed by artists including Bleachers, Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy (1975), Beabadoobee, Nick Cave, Perfume Genius, and more.
The New Look is produced by Apple Studios and DB-AK Productions and is written, executive-produced, and directed by Kessler. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Baker also serve as executive producers.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.