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'The New Look' series on Apple TV

With Ben Mendelsohn, Juliette Binoche, Maisie Williams, John Malkovich, Emily Mortimer and Claes Bang.

[quote]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.

Premieres February 14.

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by Anonymousreply 46February 22, 2024 2:58 AM

Will there be hot hidden homo-Gestaposex?

by Anonymousreply 1January 17, 2024 7:05 PM

I'm going to subscribe to AppleTV just so I can watch this.

by Anonymousreply 2January 17, 2024 7:18 PM

Thats a hell of a cast.

by Anonymousreply 3January 17, 2024 7:43 PM

I'm really looking forward to this. It looks like a good old fashioned mini series.

by Anonymousreply 4February 11, 2024 7:09 PM

Why so many bad French accents?

by Anonymousreply 5February 11, 2024 7:14 PM

I'm really looking forward to watching this series, listening to my 95 yr.old neighbor George yell "Nazi slut" and "Fucking collaborator" at Coco on screen. George was a "fighter pilot& bomber" 4 the Navy in the Pacific in WW2.

Because of you OP, I ordered & read the Chanel book "Sleeping with the Enemy", plus found another book, "The House of Fragile things, Jewish Art Collectors& Fall of France" by James McAuley.

by Anonymousreply 6February 11, 2024 8:49 PM

Thanks OP just put it on my calendar.

by Anonymousreply 7February 11, 2024 8:53 PM

I don't understand how Maisie Williams was cast as, or could possibly portray Catherine Deneuve.

by Anonymousreply 8February 14, 2024 8:12 AM

This looks insanely good. I cannot WAIT, though it bothers my soul that Coco was a Nazi collaborator, because I love Chanel.

by Anonymousreply 9February 14, 2024 9:51 AM

Absolutely awful. Has virtually nothing to do with fashion. It will be a ten episode slog through the extremely unethical and immoral behavior of Chanel, who was a known Nazi collaborator. Maisie Williams spends most of the show in a concentration camp. Is this show really trying to explicate Chanel’s behavior? I’m astonished such good actors would agree to do this mess.

There’s apparently a scene (according to a review) where Chanel yells at a Jewish Holocaust survivor about how difficult it was as a woman comparatively to save her business and won’t somebody please think of her as opposed to the Jews. Disgusting.

I gave it half an hour and stopped. And if you’re waiting for fashion shows and discussion about Dior’s work, it doesn’t happen. The first five minutes of the show and the last fifteen minutes of the finale are the only fashion you’re going to see.

by Anonymousreply 10February 14, 2024 1:19 PM

Also the accents are EMBARASSINGLY bad. John Malkovich is laughable.

by Anonymousreply 11February 14, 2024 1:20 PM

They had a fabulous premiere party!

It also stars Glenn Close as Carmel Snow, the editor of Harper's Bazaar.

As you might have expected, Maisie Williams grew up to be very strange looking.

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by Anonymousreply 12February 14, 2024 4:39 PM

Glenn is looking glamorous these days. Did she finally hire a stylist and glam squad?

by Anonymousreply 13February 14, 2024 5:02 PM

R13 that’s certainly an opinion!

by Anonymousreply 14February 14, 2024 5:55 PM

How was any French city "leading the world back to life" during the Nazi occupation, or even afterward for that matter? The French couldn't even defend their own homeland and would have been part of Germany if not for the U.S., Great Britain, Canada and Australia. I hardly think there was any beacon of hope coming out of France that wasn't being shined by the allies. But, whatever sells Apple TV memberships, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 15February 14, 2024 5:56 PM

It’s fantastic, I love it, and fuck off R15. You sound like a Nazi. Or a Trumptard…same difference, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 16February 14, 2024 6:20 PM

I'm very leery of Apple+ shows, especially after how badly "Masters of the Air" turned out.

by Anonymousreply 17February 14, 2024 6:29 PM

Disney+ recently released a series about Balenciaga in Europe. If you can track it down online, I highly recommend it. Dior, Chanel, and Givenchy are all minor characters in it. It's only 6 episodes and is very well done.

by Anonymousreply 18February 14, 2024 6:30 PM

[quote] Is this show really trying to explicate Chanel’s behavior? I

I thought the show was pretty explicit in showing Chanel as an amoral, selfish cunt, who would have hooked up with Satan himself if it would have helped her get ahead. She comes across as a sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 19February 14, 2024 6:37 PM

R15, you are correct! The French did nothing to help themselves in WW2. The Maginot Line on the border with Germany, they stopped building it at Belgium (ran out of $$$) This great defensive barrier against new German invasion. The German Army went around it, alot of good that structure did to defend France. "OMG" you can't bomb Paris, lets surrender the city to Hitler. France was a "raped out, weak old hag" who couldn't& didn't want to fight. But we saved Paris& our cultural heritage. while the French people were robbing the wealthy Jews& reporting them to the Nazis.

by Anonymousreply 20February 14, 2024 6:48 PM

Gosh, they’re still finding unexplored ordinance from WWI which was fought…guess where. Is it no surprise that they weren’t thrilled to repeat that experience twenty years later?

by Anonymousreply 21February 14, 2024 7:24 PM

Maisie Williams has shown she can handle action scense, but who thought glamming her up was a good idea?

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by Anonymousreply 22February 15, 2024 9:01 AM

She looks fine

by Anonymousreply 23February 15, 2024 9:07 AM

She looks Ottoman.

by Anonymousreply 24February 15, 2024 11:57 AM

What would the world have done without Christian Dior and the New Look to bring it back to life?

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by Anonymousreply 25February 15, 2024 12:03 PM

I had already committed to streaming this.

Did not realize it is already available. Checking it out asap for the rainy weekendweather.

by Anonymousreply 26February 15, 2024 1:10 PM

Will there be scenes of Coco getting some good Nazi dick?

by Anonymousreply 27February 15, 2024 1:21 PM

Nazi ideology denounced Paris fashion and the slender feminine bodies it idealised as decadent and corruptive to noble and ‘natural’ Aryan women, furthermore imports were deemed detrimental to the German domestic economy. Adolf Hitler extolled the nationalistic virtues of German regional dress, including dirndl dresses, and women in uniform; both of which were made on German home soil. Yet he was enamoured by the glamour and cultural cachet of the Parisian haute couture industry that drew royalty, aristocrats, celebrities and plutocrats from around the globe to its gilded salons. Hitler thus determined to relocate the industry to Berlin as part of his broader plan to make the German capital the centre of world culture. Haute couturier Lucien Lelong, in his capacity as President of the trade organisation the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, was summoned to Berlin to discuss logistics. After much persuasion and diplomacy, Lelong managed to convince the Führer that this highly specialised industry could operate only within the cultural milieu of Paris, not least because of its dependence upon the nation’s specialist ancillary trades – milliners; bag, gloves, belt, umbrella and shoe makers; silk flower, button, and corset makers; passementerie (braid, tassels, ribbon etc.) firms; embroidery houses; dyers, specialist pleating firms; luxury textiles industries and jewellers. Hitler reluctantly conceded that the industry could remain in Paris, but would henceforth operate within Nazi regulations and that all exports–that were vital for the Parisian fashion industry's income generation– would cease with immediate effect. From that point, communications with the outside world were severed and Paris no longer communicated the latest trends to the rest of the world.

by Anonymousreply 28February 15, 2024 1:26 PM

oops here is the link.

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by Anonymousreply 29February 15, 2024 1:27 PM

A lot of similar territory was covered in the recent and rather good Balenciaga. A Spanish and French production streaming on Disney + including the Nazi bits.

by Anonymousreply 30February 15, 2024 5:56 PM

I created a thread for Balenciaga 2 weeks ago, R30. No interest shown.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 15, 2024 6:02 PM

I may have to see this for my future ex husband/daddy Ben.

by Anonymousreply 32February 15, 2024 6:11 PM

Paragraphs are your friend.

by Anonymousreply 33February 15, 2024 7:04 PM

Maisie looks like such an English tart.

by Anonymousreply 34February 15, 2024 7:12 PM

I recall us having a thread on this while Trump was still in office.

IIRC, we discussed collectors of Nazi memorabilia, SS uniforms, & Paris Couture houses at that time.

Anyone remember this?

by Anonymousreply 35February 15, 2024 9:17 PM

Sorry not sorry. More fashion less maudlin and kitschy Nazi narratives.

I bet the House of Chanel is furious about this portrayal. It doesn't quite fit the very latest scholarship and also Disney is purposely simplifying the Wertheimer side story, for drama and against Chanel. In fact Chanel and the Wertheimers never fell out, and the Wertheimers put Chanel back in business after the war, and co-own the company today.

by Anonymousreply 36February 15, 2024 11:36 PM

I doubt the musical Coco will ever be revived after this.

by Anonymousreply 37February 15, 2024 11:40 PM

I gasped when I saw Bar. The most iconic design of all time.

by Anonymousreply 38February 16, 2024 2:44 AM

r38: Mary!

by Anonymousreply 39February 16, 2024 4:08 AM

Maisie Williams looked strange at the premiere, but she looks great in the 40s flashbacks for the series. She oddly looks like Elaine Benes at times.

What's weird is that so many of the characters are affecting strange unconvincing French accents (John Malckovich's is the strangest, and he actually is married to a Frenchwoman), but Juliette Binoche is speaking with a weird accent that sounds more North American than French.

by Anonymousreply 40February 16, 2024 4:15 AM

Binoche is really doing well as Chanel and her clothes are perfection.

The relative ages are bothering me. Dior is supposed to be late 30s and Catherine is mid 20s but the actor (Australian) looks much older and she (before her arrest) looks much younger than their ages. I thought they were father and daughter at first. And Chanel, getting all these Germans hitting on her, she was 60!

by Anonymousreply 41February 16, 2024 1:24 PM

Maisie Williams looks like a dumpling cheeked English farmer’s wife. Who the hell cast her in this?

by Anonymousreply 42February 16, 2024 1:42 PM

I was excited about this then made the mistake of reading the mostly negative reviews before it premiered. Last night I decided to give the first episode a shot and ended up watching all three. I really loved it. Binoche is perfect as Coco and Maisie was terrific. Lots of suspense and really intriguing. Ben Mendelsohn is a wonderful actor but I do agree he's too old. It's not just that he looks old but he carries himself like an old man so he really does look like Maisie's father and not her brother. I'm looking forward to the next episode.

by Anonymousreply 43February 19, 2024 1:10 PM

way too many liberties taken with history. seems both clumsy and manipulative.

by Anonymousreply 44February 19, 2024 1:48 PM

Episode 4 was brutal. Those collaborators paid dearly. Coco is lucky she made it out alive.

by Anonymousreply 45February 22, 2024 2:25 AM

Maisie Williams is one of the ugliest gashes ever birthed.

by Anonymousreply 46February 22, 2024 2:58 AM
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