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Modern fashion rises from flames of WWII in The New Look drama on Apple TV+


Ben Mendelsohn stars as Christian Dior.
Ben Mendelsohn stars as Christian Dior in "The New Look" on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Legends Christian Dior and Coco Chanel launched modern fashion design amid the horrors of Nazi occupation in Paris, according to the first look Apple TV+ provided Wednesday for The New Look.

Boasting a star-studded cast, the 10-episode historical drama series premieres February 14.

Catch a first look at historical drama The New Look on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ offered up a raft of pictures Wednesday providing a first look at the The New Look. The images cast the stars of the historical drama series — debuting with three episodes on February 14, with a new one to follow each Wednesday through April 3 — in a glamorous, 1940s light.

Star-studded cast

Juliette Binoche and Claes Bang
Juliette Binoche and Claes Bang also star in the drama.
Photo: Apple TV+

The show, originated by Todd A. Kessler, brings a loaded cast including Emmy Award winner Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior; Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel; Maisie Williams as Catherine Dior; John Malkovich as Lucien Lelong; Emily Mortimer as Elsa Lombardi and Claes Bang as Spatz.

Juliette Binoche and Emily Mortimer in "The New Look."
Emily Mortimer, right, appears in the series along with Binoche.
Photo: Apple TV+

Here’s how the streaming service described the story:

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 navigated the horrors of World War II and launched modern fashion.

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 Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.

‘Immersive’ contemporary soundtrack

Maisie Williams
You may know her from “Game of Thrones,” but Maisie Williams appears a little differently in “The New Look.” Especially in this 1940s-looking glamour shot.
Photo: Apple TV+

Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff produced the show’s soundtrack, which Apple TV+ described as “immersive and contemporary.” It features covers of popular early to mid-20th century songs performed by current artists like Bleachers, Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy (The 1975), Beabadoobee, Nick Cave, Perfume Genius and others.

Apple Studios and DB-AK Productions produce the show, written, executive produced and directed by Kessler. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Baker also serve as executive producers.

Watch it and other dramas on Apple TV+

John Malkovich
Haven’t seen John Malkovich lately? Here he is in 1940s Paris.
Photo: Apple TV+
John Malkovich in "The New Look"
And here’s Malkovich’s period-perfect portrait from the press materials.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,451 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

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Source: Apple TV+


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