What is The New Look (TV) About?
‘The New Look’ is a dramatic retelling of the pivotal moments in the fashion industry centered around the iconic couturier Christian Dior and his revolutionary designs post-World War II. Set in the historically rich context of 1940s Paris, the series provides a narrative of how Dior’s introduction of what would be known as the New Look, alongside contemporaries including Coco Chanel, Pierre Balmain, and Cristóbal Balenciaga, influenced the trajectory of fashion and culture. The show's ensemble cast features Ben Mendelsohn as Dior, alongside Juliette Binoche as Chanel and other notable figures within the fashion industry and Dior's personal life. Highlighting both the glamor and the grit, ‘The New Look’ intertwines the stories of resilience, creativity, and the reinvention of elegance during a time of recovery from the horrors of war. Under the staging of directors such as Todd A. Kessler, Helen Shaver, Jeremy Podeswa, and Julia Ducournau, the series promises a visual and emotional journey into the heart of fashion’s most transformative era.
The first episode of The New Look aired on February 13, 2024 and the most recent episode to air was on February 27, 2024.