August 14, 2022

The aspirational influencer narrative creates a fascinating and well timed allegory — if not cautionary story — for a movie or tv protagonist on a quest of self-discovery and recognition. In fact, what these characters put on is important to their (disseminated-through-the-internet) journeys, as they search validation from society at massive, their friends and maybe their harshest critics: themselves. 

On the floor, Instagram-worthy outfits and clout-chasing designer labels worn by our favourite on-screen characters — like in “Emily in Paris,” costume designed by Patricia Subject and Marylin Fitoussi — create a riveting trend fantasy. The attention sweet retains us clicking into the following episodes, and has been confirmed to encourage our wardrobes. However these outfits are additionally sending a message.