If you’ve spent even a single day scouring the internet, you’ve undeniably stumbled across the hype that is Emily in Paris. Regardless of whether you fall into the category of critic or fan, one thing we can all agree on is that Emily’s bold and over-the-top approach to dressing is a touch… chaotic. While we could spend hours dissecting the number of sartorial blunders committed by the young marketing exec, what we should be drawing our attention instead to the real style icon of Darren Star’s latest series – Camille.
Camille, played by French actress and model, Camille Razat, stumbles into Emily’s new Parisian life the same way she approaches her fashion; effortlessly. The blonde beauty who portrays the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Emily’s neighbour and future love-interest, Gabriel, embodies French minimalism in its purest form. The innate ability to make a palette of neutrals and black look interesting – Camille has it in spades.
Although there are plenty of style notes we won’t be taking from Emily in Paris, Camille’s sophisticated and balanced fashion choices have not gone unnoticed. From her perfectly tailored blazers, undoubtedly French approach to beauty and every moment in-between, here are five reasons why Camille is the true fashionista of season 1 and 2 of Emily in Paris.
1. Impeccable Tailoring
From the moment we’re first introduced to Camille, we’re reminded of one of the many things the French do well. Tailoring. Her perfectly oversized black blazer instantly overshadows Emily’s vibrant fuchsia coat – reinforcing the age-old expression that less, is always more. It's a theme that continues in season 2, with Camille's Balmain blazer and Coperni two-piece.
2. Mindful accessorising
Unlike Emily and her ex-pat friend Mindy, Camille accessorises her outfits in a much more considered way. Her choices are playful, but never overdone; adding touches of colour and texture in subtle ways. Think Western-inspired boots, a single neck scarf and a perfectly placed newsboy cap to offset her platinum blonde locks. And while bucket hats are thrown around seemingly at random in the series, it was Camille's take on it that warmed us up to the accessory in season 2.
3. The French way
French women certainly know a thing or two about beauty and Camille is no exception. Her dewy, minimalist makeup and naturally tasselled locks exude an effortless sense of glamour that only the French can seem to master.
4. The art of layering
One of her most memorable looks of the series, Camille has mastered the art of layering, pairing a wardrobe staple – the tartan mini dress – with a sheer, puff sleeve blouse. The 90s inspired piece is courtesy of See By Chloé, though you may have to go on a deep internet search to hunt one down.
5. Modern take on the classics
Camille’s ultimate fashion power-play is knowing how to take classic pieces and give them a modern spin – like this cropped, chocolate blazer. Keeping the colour choice simple allows her to experiment with cut and fit. Well played Camille, well played.
6. Revenge Dressing
Without giving away too much of the plot of season 2, if we've learned anything it's that revenge is a dish best served cold: and lord, did Camille become the ultimate ice queen. Whether it was to party away the pain of her sudden break up with Gabriel or to remind Emily of her ultimate betrayal, Camille held nothing back with her all-black evening looks. From that sultry Saint Laurent mini, her beaded one shouldered look with thick black eyeliner and biting words, and the black cutout dress and tousled hair we saw in Saint Tropez. All we know is an edge looks good on Camille, and it offered a welcome reprieve from Emily's gaudy outfits.