If you are into fashion and grew up watching the likes of Sex and the City (SATC), Gossip Girl and The Devil Wears Prada, Netflix‘s latest series Emily in Paris is for you. Alongside the promise to have you falling in love with the fashion capital all over again, the series’ trailer sees Emily (played by Lily Collins) in quite a few enviable outﬁts.
The series is based on the life of Emily, a driven twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago who lands her dream job in Paris. Cultures clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in the city of love while juggling her career, fashion, and forging new friendships. This series is the brainchild of American producer Darren Star, best known for the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, SATC and Younger.
Collins posted the announcement on Instagram, writing: “Here we go! I’m beyond thrilled to ﬁnally announce Emily in Paris ofﬁcially launches October 2, only on @netﬂix! I hope you guys fall in love with this story, the character and the city just like I did. Can’t. F*#king. Wait. Pardon my French…” The trailer, which was released on September 1, begins with an awestruck Emily opening the curtains on a stunning Parisian street with the line, “Oh my god. I feel like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge.”
Other cast members include Ashley Park (Mean Girls on Broadway), and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) will also have a recurring role. While her complicated romances and drama at work certainly seem intriguing, it’s the highly anticipated wardrobe that fashion enthusiasts can surely look forward to. Excitingly, Patricia Field, the vision behind the costumes on SATC and The Devil Wears Prada, has led the wardrobe for this show, so we are in for some inspiring sartorial moments. Field too sees the similarities that both Emily and Carrie Bradshaw share, and even pays tribute to Bradshaw with a special look in the show. “Emily’s black tulle skirt in Episode 102 is a homage to Carrie’s tulle skirt in the series ﬁnale of Sex and the City,” she said in a statement. What’s more, the costumes center around Emily’s experience as a young professional who has moved to Paris, drawing heavily from the setting itself.
The series was ﬁlmed in September 2019 on location in Paris and is set to release this October 2 on Netﬂix.