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A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.

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Oliver Goldstick
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Series cast summary:
Richard Coyle ...  Paul Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Mamie Gummer ...  Helen Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Tom Riley ...  Claude Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Charlotte 8 episodes, 2016
Jenna Thiam ...  Nina 8 episodes, 2016
Max Deacon ...  Billy Novak / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Frances de la Tour ...  Yvette Sabine 8 episodes, 2016
Alexandre Brasseur Alexandre Brasseur ...  Victor 8 episodes, 2016
Rosie Jones ...  Patricia 8 episodes, 2016
Bethan Mary-James ...  Juliette 7 episodes, 2016
Irène Jacob ...  Marianne 7 episodes, 2016
Poppy Corby-Tuech ...  Dominique 7 episodes, 2016
Melanie Walters ...  Genevieve 7 episodes, 2016
Sarah Parish ...  Marjorie Stutter 5 episodes, 2016
James Cosmo ...  Jules Trouvier 4 episodes, 2016
Allan Corduner ...  Inspector Bompard 4 episodes, 2016
Matti Houghton Matti Houghton ...  Elodie 4 episodes, 2016
Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña ...  Servant 4 episodes, 2016
Stanley Townsend ...  Stan Rossi / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Cesar 3 episodes, 2016
Sophie Harkness ...  Sister Marguerite 3 episodes, 2016
Mark Stanley ...  Marc 3 episodes, 2016
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Lewis 3 episodes, 2016
Holly Weston ...  Flor 3 episodes, 2016
Georgie Glen ...  Mother Superior 3 episodes, 2016
Rosie Boore ...  Josette 3 episodes, 2016
Audrey Bastien ...  Colette 2 episodes, 2016
Michelle Gomez ...  Eliette Malet 2 episodes, 2016
Patrick Kennedy ...  Gambon 2 episodes, 2016
Emily Bruni ...  Simone / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Lynn Hunter ...  Eloise 2 episodes, 2016
Victoria Maclean ...  Multiple Characters 2 episodes, 2016
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THE COLLECTION is a gripping entrepreneurial fable set in France just after the Second World War. An ambitious designer is tasked to restore Paris' supremacy as the haute couture capital. His fresh vision will usher in a new romantic era lifting the post-war gloom and paving the way for optimism and romance. But can this business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers survive meteoric success? Dark secrets threaten to topple this empire at any moment; internal rivalries and betrayals, hateful bargains made to survive the Nazi occupation, and the twisted secret behind the master's success. The staff of the atelier survived one devastating war, but another looms, where personal battles and passionate love stories set family against family and the past against the future. Written by Amazon Studios

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Nothing bold or magnificent is built from fear

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Drama | History | Romance

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UK | USA | France

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English

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10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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The collection - modehusets hemligheter See more »

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Wales, UK See more »

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The Vivien Leigh/Robert Taylor movie poster that Billy photographs as a gift for Nina is for 1940's Waterloo Bridge. Its French title, La Valse dans l'ombre, translates as "the waltz in the shade." See more »

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I Love Paris
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Etta Jones
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Overcrowded, Overdressed, under-lit and muddled
3 September 2016 | by vicstevinsonSee all my reviews

This production reeks of effort: it tries too hard, lacks elegance -- which is ironic for a drama centered around haute couture. Several main stories are crowded by secondary characters with their own stories. It defies the main rule of sophisticated attire: a strong statement with judicious embellishment.

Much of the pilot is shot in dark rooms, hallways and streets. Whomever designed the sets and lighting fail to highlight and direct the eye. Moving and static shots are lost in the shadows, when such atmospheres are opportunities for the best methods perfected in the film noir era. If the cinematography in this production was translated to black-and-white, much of it would be ink blots.

Unfortunately much of the dialogue is expository because there are so many stories being told the characters have to think aloud in order to be followed.

In the end, choices weren't made, EVERYTHING was piled on. The result is a pilot that can barely move under the weight.


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