Gay fashion designer Christian Dior’s rise to prominence takes center stage in the upcoming Apple TV+ period drama The New Look.
Set during the Nazi occupation of Paris, the 10-episode historical
series details how the French designer and his fellow peers (Coco
Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Cristobal Balenciaga) launched modern fashion amid the horrors of WWII.
Prior to establishing the House of Dior and having his designs become
coveted red carpet staples, Dior revolutionized women’s fashion
bringing femininity and opulence with his 1947 “New Look” collection
that featured rounded shoulders, a cinched waist, and a full skirt. See the trailer below.
You know the name. The work of famed Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga is downright iconic. And we know that’s an overused word these days, but it really applies here: The man’s inventive, stitch-perfect designs shook up the French-dominated fashion scene in the ’50s and ’60s, pushing couture style in a bold new direction.
And though he passed in 1977, his legacy lives on through the luxury fashion house which still bears his name and has remained coveted among celebrities, stylists, and trend-setters everywhere.
Now, his story finally receives the long-deserved biopic treatment in the upcoming Spanish-language Disney+ series Cristóbal Balenciaga. See the trailer below.