A Fashion Editor’s Take on the Outfits in Emily in Paris


EMILY IN PARIS, Lily Collins, (Season 1, ep. 103, aired Oct. 2, 2020). photo: Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

I have a love/hate relationship with the hit Netflix show Emily in Paris. On one hand, I binged the show in two days — that must mean something, right?! — but I couldn’t help but get a little annoyed while watching it. The show’s creator is Darren Star, the brains behind shows like Sex and the City, Younger, and Beverly Hills, 90210. So, I was expecting a lighthearted show along those lines. Emily in Paris follows a 20-something marketing executive from Chicago, played by Lily Collins, who moves to Paris after the company acquires a boutique French firm. With no real knowledge of the fashion industry, and without knowing any French (which is not as big of a deal as everyone is making it out to be in my eyes, especially with Google Translate), Emily decides to pack up and move to the romantic City of Light to follow her dreams. The episodes were short and enjoyable with…

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