Emily Cooper is staying in Paris, which means fans can look forward to more fabulous fashion moments.
Emily in Paris star William Abadie, who plays Antoine Lambert in the Netflix series, recently told Page Six that costume designer Marylin Fitoussi wanted to feature new designers in Season 3.
“We all spent quite a bit of time in those dressing rooms and [Fitoussi] made a point to include new designers this season,” the actor shared. “[It’s] a sign of the times to take the high-end designers, the new designers and also go to the thrift shop and bring in antiques and vintage pieces.”
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“It helps elevate [the show] and bring diversity in the fashion,” Abadie added.
Fitoussi took over the role as lead costume designer from Patricia Field, whom she previously collaborated on the costumes with, for the new season, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
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In a conversation with Netflix, Fitoussi spoke about using vintage pieces in the third season. “I’ve always loved vintage, and this series allows me to use vintage,” Fitoussi shared. One vintage piece Fitoussi is excited about this season is a black and white fringed suede set from Balmain. A woman in Bordeaux, who has a vintage store, found the Balmain outfit on another vintage store’s site and brought it to the costume designer’s attention.
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“She could have bought the piece and sold it to me. But no, it’s not the spirit of the people who do vintage clothes, it’s about loving the garment for the garment, for what it represents, and the emotion it gives us,” Fitoussi said. “And we are all in love with this emotion. It’s not a mercantile idea, it’s not the idea of selling, it’s about knowing that I was going to be able to benefit from a beautiful piece—because it really is a very beautiful piece.”
Asked what fans will love most about the costuming in Season 3, Fitoussi answered, “I think they’ll like that I never give up. I think they’re going to love that I continue to fight for the things I believe in, which is not to compromise, despite all the criticism from fashion magazines, online websites, Instagram. Criticisms that I absolutely do not read, but that make me stronger every time. I think they’ll like that we keep offering them unexpected, interesting things. We don’t just present them with jeans, sneakers, a T-shirt, and a hoodie.”
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Fitoussi continued, “We always go beyond, and we regard them as an intelligent, receptive audience, who will understand the subtleties as much about what is shown, as about what is said under the guise of a light, feel-good series. [Emily in Paris] is that, but there’s a whole second discourse that [creator] Darren [Star] also shares in his messaging — a message of tolerance, a message of rebellion; being ourselves, being unique, being different. You have to break the codes, you have to have self-confidence.”
See what Emily and the rest of the crew are wearing this season when Season 3 of Emily in Paris premieres Dec. 21 on Netflix.
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