Emily has made her mark on the tabloids with her increasingly eccentric and colorful looks. Indeed, for someone who crosses the Atlantic, one wonders how many suitcases she could have brought to change outfits twice a day. But is this wardrobe inspired by American-style looks or Parisian chic ?
The American style of dress was marked by the liberation of morals in the 1920s. Indeed, dresses were more fluid, corsets were removed to allow the body to move freely. This revolution in dress remained in the dress codes across the Atlantic with flowing, relaxed cuts leaving the cliché of uncomfortable, tight-fitting luxury clothes behind. However, high society women like to leave a strong piece in their outfits that can catch the eye. This is often done with a long coat featuring quirky patterns, such as animal prints, or the color of the season, this year bright yellow (Pantone Color of the Year 2021). In a few words : casual, chic and original.
The Parisian woman, on the other hand, goes for colors with neutral tones and classic cuts. She wants to keep a natural look, letting people believe that she didn't spend hours getting ready. Camille, in the series, represents this side of the Parisian woman with sober looks while remaining original, sublimated by essential pieces such as an oversized blazer or a little checkered dress. The favorites of the Parisian woman are a white shirt, a small handbag with a shoulder strap and the classic marinière, always brought up to date by the designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. In short, the Parisian woman represents timeless chic.
It makes you wonder, which of these two styles of clothing does Emily in Paris represent ? With her improbable combinations of different patterns and explosive colors, Emily does not go unnoticed. One could almost see references to Serena Van Der Woodsen's style, the representation of the New Yorker always on her stilettos in Gossip Girl. However, there are a few clichés of the Parisian woman with the inevitable beret, Eiffel Tower prints or the houndstooth pattern, a French fashion icon represented by Coco Chanel.
We can't wait to see what Emily's next looks will be in season 2 and if they will be as eccentric as ever. The question is : is this representation of the Parisian woman a cliché from the American point of view or a trend to follow ?