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Rethink Beautiful’s break down of the best looks from Netflix’s new series Emily in Paris.
We’re unpacking the best looks from Netflix’s newest series that has everyone talking. If you haven’t seen binge-worthy Emily in Paris, then here is a little background: Emily Cooper, portrayed by Lily Collins, is a Chicagoan who is uprooted to work in a Parisian marketing firm called Savoir, where she is meant to act as the in-house “American perspective.” Throughout the show, she accomplishes much more than marketing know-how. She grows her social media following (at a questionable rate), becomes a muse for a prominent French designer, and navigates friendship and love in the city. It’s a new take on the American in Paris trope that references iconic moments like Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe in Funny Face and Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
In addition to a talented cast, the Netflix series has a notable off-screen team as well. Producer Darren Starr also produced Sex and the City, and costume designer Patricia Fields worked on The Devil Wears Prada, which explains the limitless amounts of Chanel and Christian Louboutin heels featured in the show. So, without further delay, here are our top 5 Emily in Paris fashion moments.
Emily’s Down-Home Flannel
In the first episode of Emily in Paris, we see Emily showing up to her new apartment in a red lumberjack flannel from the menswear label HBX. Emily’s outfit is complete with leggings, a white crop top, and sneakers. It is her last portrayal of ‘Emily from Chicago’ before fully transitioning into the world of Paris high fashion.
The Paris Post Card Blouse
On her first day at Savoir, Emily shows up wearing a postcard-style Paris blouse as an homage to her new life in the city. The over-the-top button down reflects her tourist-like status in France and underscores her pure enthusiasm for being in the city and taking in its sights. Perhaps it was a way for Emily to communicate with her new colleagues at Savoir that she was happy to be at the company and adored the city, despite certain drawbacks like her inability to speak French. Whatever you think the logic might be behind the Eiffel Tower print, the blouse is a fun and eye-catching moment when styled with a snakeskin skirt, a quilted bag, and graphic pumps.
Checkerboard Twinset and Red Beret
Emily wore a checkerboard twinset from Veronica Beard, a pearl-encrusted Chanel bag, black ankle-strap pumps from Christian Louboutin, and a red beret to match while working on-set at the Pont Alexandre III bridge for Savoir’s campaign with a French parfumerie. The outfit and scene could not have been more quintessentially Parisian, while still maintaining Emily’s born-to-stand-out character ethos.
The Green Chanel Jacket and Neckerchief
Emily dons a spirited green Chanel jacket, Christian Louboutin So Kate Collage Patent Red Sole Booties, a neckerchief, a plaid skirt, and a matching plaid bucket hat in episode 5 of Emily in Paris, “Faux Amis.” In this episode, Emily’s ‘faux ami’ Camille helps her style her neckerchief accessory…and attends an influencer lunch with a potential client behind her boss’s back. Whether or not you were iffy about Emily’s actions in this episode, this outfit was an unequivocal thumbs up.
The Black Gown at Palais de Opera
The Black Christian Siriano gown we see Emily sporting at Palais de Royal is paired with vintage black fur, a jewel-encrusted purse, matching crystal pumps, and a string of costume jewels tracing the part in her hair. This outfit is a nod to Audrey Hepburn’s character in Funny Face and does an apt job at subverting the “ringarde” (or “basic”) label that she had been given by the high-end designer Pierre Cadault. Emily confronts Cadault and ultimately wins him over, as she has continued to do with audiences and reviewers alike.
Whether you watch Emily in Paris for the fashion, the plotline, or both, it’s a fun way to give yourself a break from everything going on in the world and spend the day binge-watching indoors. Merci, Emily!