In ‘Emily in Paris,’ Patricia Field Pays Homage to Carrie Bradshaw and Audrey Hepburn Through Costume

“For me, ‘Emily in Paris’ in certain ways was an elongated version of Carrie in ‘Sex and the City,'” says the legendary Patricia Field, on a call, about reuniting with Darren Star as costume design consultant on his latest Netflix series. “It’s about an American in Paris. Paris is the place for passion. Paris is exciting.”

Although, instead of following a man to the City of Lights for his job, social media expert Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) lands a dream marketing gig in Pah-ree — and leaves her drip of a boyfriend behind in Chicago. But she can’t speak a word of French. And her only Gallic references are Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge” and the animated rodent chef in “Ratatouille.”