‘The New Look’ trailer: First look at lavish 1940s Paris fashion drama

Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for upcoming period drama The New Look!

The glamorous new series is set in the 1940s during and after the Nazi’s occupation of Paris in the Second World War.

Created by Damages writer Todd A. Kessler, The New Look boasts an incredible cast.

Ben Mendelsohn (Darkest Hour) is playing Christian Dior alongside French actress Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) as Coco Chanel, while Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays Catherine Dior.

The cast also includes Glenn Close (Damages) as Carmel Snow,  John Malkovich (The ABC Murders) as Lucien Lelong, Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns) as Elsa Lombardi, and Claes Bang (Dracula) as Spatz.

We’re told that The New Look will focus on “the pivotal moment in the 20th 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 official synopsis reveals.

“The interwoven saga follows the surprising stories of Dior’s contemporaries and rivals from Chanel to Pierre Balmain, Cristóbal Balenciaga and more; and, provides a stunning view into the atelier, designs and clothing created by Christian Dior through collaboration with the House of Dior.”

When’s the release date?

The New Look premieres its first three episodes internationally on Apple TV+ on Wednesday 14 February 2024 – perfect viewing for Valentine’s Day!

New episodes will then follow weekly through until the start of April.

Watch the trailer here:

“This has all the hallmarks of a very classy series, looking forward to it,” one excited viewer has commented on YouTube.

“Finally something that will place Christian Dior where he belongs front and center,” wrote another. “His life was so short, but he impacted the fashion world in such a profound way during his life.”

“This trailer is so inspiring!” said a fan. “It’s amazing to see how Coco Chanel’s vision was able to bring hope and beauty to people during such a difficult time.”

We’re really looking forward to this!

A second season of The New Look has already been confirmed and filming was set to begin last November, but production was delayed by the SAG-AFTRA strike.