- Emily in Paris -Netflix's 'Emily In Paris' Trailer Has Shades Of 'Sex And The City,' With Scarves
Sixteen years ago — and in dozens of subsequent rewatches on E! — Carrie Bradshaw dashed through the streets in Paris in a sea foam tulle skirt, straight into the arms of her fourth love (1. New York; 2. Vogue; 3. Self-absorption; 4. Mr. Big). It's felt like a lifetime (especially since 2020 has been a lifetime itself) since we've seen the same type of Parisian élan on our TV screens, which is why the trailer for Netflix's Emily in Paris is arriving right in time.
Especially since the series, which is hitting the streaming network on Oct. 2, is brought to us by the same person who gave us the escapism of Carrie in a cowboy hat. Darren Star is the creator of this half-hour romantic-comedy series about Emily (Lily Collins), a social media maven who is tapped to lead strategy at a French luxury marketing company. Naturally, the American in Paris meets challenges at work, and, of course, charming French men. We'll have to watch the series to see if her taste in romantic prospects is discerning, but, at the very least, it seems Emily has never met a scarf she didn't like.
Love a signature.
The series might have sartorial shades of Sex and the City, but it seems more in line with Star's other beloved creation, Younger, which tackles the role of women in publishing. The crux of Emily in Paris' story seems to take place at Emily's workplace, where she aims to bring an American perspective to strategy, like challenging co-workers on the sexist presentation of a perfume that means — according to my rote knowledge of French that hasn't been flexed since Johnny Hallyday was still a star — "of the hour," but also sort of sounds like " the whore."
You can debate whether or not any country really needs an "American perspective" in the year 2020 — when our nation is grappling with a racist, misogynist, and pandemic-plagued system that threatens the entire infrastructure of the 200+ year experiment that is the United States — OR you can also just disassociate yourself from thinking of such things and just enjoy pretty clothes!
And, of course, berets!
Check out the full trailer for Emily in Paris below, and here's the link for AirBNB in Paris to save you the trouble of searching.