New drama series to depict the meteoric rise of fashion designer Christian Dior as he dethrones the grande dame Coco Chanel.
Apple TV+ today announced a series order for “The New Look,” an epic thriller set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris when Coco Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer ends and Christian Dior rises helping return spirit and life to the world with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence that will go on to define generations to come.
The New Look will be produced by Apple Studios and written, executive produced and directed by Todd A. Kessler, with Emmy Award winner Ben Mendelsohn and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche attached to star.
Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, “The New Look” is a live-action, World War II-era thriller that centers on the pivotal moment in the twentieth century when Paris led the world back to life through its fashion icon, Christian Dior (played by Mendelsohn), whose creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II.
The interwoven saga will include the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals: the grand dame Coco Chanel (played by Binoche), Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and more.