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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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2017  
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 Paul Sabine (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Helen Sabine (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Claude Sabine (8 episodes, 2016)
Alix Poisson ...
 Charlotte (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Nina (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Billy Novak / ... (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Yvette Sabine / ... (8 episodes, 2016)
Alexandre Brasseur ...
 Victor (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Patricia (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Dominique (7 episodes, 2016)
Bethan Mary-James ...
 Juliette (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Marianne (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Genevieve (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Marjorie Stutter (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Jules Trouvier (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Inspector Bompard (4 episodes, 2016)
Matti Houghton ...
 Elodie (4 episodes, 2016)
Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña ...
 Servant (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Stan Rossi / ... (3 episodes, 2016)
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...
 Cesar (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Sister Marguerite (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Marc (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Lewis (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Flor (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Mother Superior (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Josette (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Eliette Malet (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Gambon (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Simone (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Colette (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Eloise (2 episodes, 2016)
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 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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In episode 3 "The Launch" the song "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" sung by Celia Cruz plays during the fashion show. "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" is the Spanish version of "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" the theme song for the British comedy "Coupling" in which Richard Coyle, Paul Sabine, is a main character. See more »

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I Love Paris
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Etta Jones
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Planty of depth
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Fairly intelligent and with plenty of depth after a slightly shaky start. Excellent photography and costumes - a lot of fun. There are certainly a few minor plot holes and implausibilities, but they really don't matter. Acting is pretty good too on the whole.

The main thing here is the mood that is set - and it does set that well.

We have been watching this in parallel with the Halcyon - which I suppose - is supposed to have a similar feel. The latter by contrast is shallow and wooden. I'm glad that it is set in France but (apart from a few minor tokens) there is no attempt to have fake French accents - a good decision by the Directors. Overall, just what is needed to lie in bed with the wife at 11pm.


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