The New Look is an upcoming AppleTV+ Series. The series stars Academy Award Winner Juliette Binoche and Emmy Award Winner, Ben Mendelsohn (The Marsh King’s Daughter). The series takes place in Paris during the dark period of Nazi occupation in World War II. The film centers around a significant moment in the 20th century when the city of Paris emerged as a beacon of hope and revival. This happens primarily through the influence of renowned fashion icon Christian Dior.

Against the backdrop of war, The New Look explores the pivotal role played by Christian Dior and his revolutionary fashion designs in revitalizing the spirit of the city and the fashion industry. The series delves into the transformative power of fashion and its ability to inspire and uplift during challenging times, highlighting the enduring legacy of Christian Dior and his impact on the world of style.

So, I had a chance to sit down with Ben Mendelsohn who plays Christian Dior in the series. We had a chance to discuss his worries about portraying Dior, as well as what he hopes audiences take away from it.


More About The Series

Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, “The New Look” centers on fashion designers Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn), Coco Chanel (Juliette Binoche), and their contemporaries as they navigated the horrors of World War II as well as launched modern fashion. Set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris, “The New Look” focuses 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 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.

Official Synopsis

The New Look 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.