Apple TV+ unveiled the first images from The New Look on Wednesday ahead of the drama series’ debut next February.
The 10-episode historical drama series from Todd A. Kessler stars Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior, Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel and Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams as Resistance heroine Catherine Dior.
Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, the series centres on fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel as they navigate the horrors of World War II and launch modern fashion.
It will also star John Malkovich as French couturier Lucien Lelong and Emily Mortimer as socialite and close associate of Coco Chanel Elsa Lombardi.
The first look images show Ben as Dior, posing in a smart suit and working hard at work in his studio while Juliette as Coco cuts a chic figure in a black dress and pearls.
Maisie is almost unrecognizable in her up-close shot as Mendelsohn’s on-screen sister, Catherine Dior.
Catherine Dior took a different path than her brother and was a member of the French Resistance.
The series will make its global debut with the first three episodes on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Wednesday through April 3.
Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, the drama focuses on the pivotal moment in the twentieth 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.
It also provides a view into the atelier, designs and clothing created by Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.
The soundtrack for series is produced by Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff, and features covers of popular early to mid-twentieth century songs performed by artists including Bleachers, Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy (The 1975), Beabadoobee, Nick Cave, Perfume Genius and more.
The New Look is produced by Apple Studios and DB-AK Productions, and is written, executive produced and directed by Kessler.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Baker also serve as executive producers.
Maisie’s character Catherine Dior, the sister of Christian Dior, was a crucial figure of the French Resistance.
She arrested and tortured by the Gestapo in 1944 and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp before her escape near Dresden in 1945.
As Christian’s sister, she became the inspiration behind his famed fragrance Miss Dior.