“The Collection” from Amazon TV

August 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I recently finished watching “The Collection” on Amazon, a 7 episode television program that focuses on a family trying to build their fashion business in Paris after World War II. The series has it all, beautiful clothes being worn and designed by beautiful people living in Paris. There’s also lots of steamy romances and a nice little murder mystery that may implicate our leading man or better yet his mother, the wizened Yvette played by Frances de la Tour. The cast of this show is great and includes Richard Coyle playing Paul Sabine, head of the House of Sabine. Mamie Gummer plays Paul’s American wife Helen and Tom Riley plays the wonderful Claude Sabine, the true talent behind the Maison. I’ve really enjoyed this show, the writing is fun and very good and it shows the struggle the city of Paris had after the war to reclaim the titles of Most Beautiful City and Fashion Capital of the World. I strongly encourage anyone who enjoys, history, fashion and good television to check out “The Collection” on Amazon TV, Enjoy!!!

These two photos are of actress Jenna Thiam portraying Nina, the former seamstress turned model for the House of Sabine. 

I love Frances de la Tour as Yvette in “The Collection“, you may remember her from “Vicious” as well as “Harry Potter and the Tri-Wizard Tournament”. 

Mamie Gummer portrays Helen Sabine, the American wife of French Designer Paul Sabine. Helen is trying to help her husband save their fashion business while also trying to save her marriage. (Yes, she’s Meryl Streep’s daughter)

Designer and little brother Claude doing something he shouldn’t with spurned assistant Charlotte. 

Mamie Gummer as Helen, Tom Riley as Claude, Richard Coyle as Paul Sabine and Alix Poisson as Charlotte. What tangled webs we weave…

Seated is Sarah Parrish portraying Copper Heiress Marjorie Stutter, always looking for the next perfect dress and man. Model Dominique is portrayed by Poppy Corby-Tuech, general trouble maker, and gold digger. 

American photographer Billy Novak is played by Max Deacon, here we see him and Nina on the roof of the House of Sabine. 

Nina showing of a Sabine creation during the very important fashion show episode.

There is no word yet on the second season of “The Collection” but the first season was met with great reviews. If you are a fan of fashion, love, Downton Abbey and The Crown then check this series out. 

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