Patricia Field talks about dressing up Lily Collins as ‘Emily in Paris’

Patricia Field talks about dressing up Lily Collins as ‘Emily in Paris’

She’s Carrie-ing on.

Legendary costume designer Patricia Field — the woman who made Sarah Jessica Parker a fashion icon as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City” — has a new muse: Lily Collins, star of the buzzy Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” The actress plays a 20-something Midwesterner who finds herself working at a marketing firm in the French capital and becoming a social-media influencer overnight.

And one star of the show came straight from Field’s own East Village closet.

“One of Emily’s signature items was my personal phone case that looked like a [retro point-and-shoot] camera,” Field, 78, told The Post. “Emily is constantly taking photos in the show for Instagram and other social media.”

Field calls the accessory “Emily’s ‘Carrie’ necklace” — a shout-out to the gold nameplate jewelry Parker wore that launched a million imitators. It’s “received a very positive reaction from fans,” Field said of the whimsical case, which she picked up in South Korea. (A near-identical version is available on Casetify for $50.)

The show is all about “fashion statements,” Field said.

Lily Collins in a scene from the series "Emily in Paris."
Lily Collins in a scene from the series “Emily in Paris.”AP

Like with “Sex and the City” and Field’s other projects, including “The Devil Wears Prada” and the TV Land series “Younger,” the wardrobe is a mashup of trendy and vintage, high fashion and a little bit of ridiculousness. Looks such as a Barbie-pink mini and trench coat, with matching pumps and knee-high socks, are also a visual feast for an audience stuck at home in sweatpants. Which may be why the rom-com series was Netflix’s third-most-watched offering in the US as of Monday.

“She wants to impress,” said Field of the heroine. She called Emily’s colorful silk button-down with a hot-air-balloon motif a “nod to her excitement at being there — it was intentionally cliche.”

Lily Collins in scenes from the series "Emily in Paris."
Lily Collins in scenes from the series “Emily in Paris.”Netflix

Show creator and longtime Field collaborator Darren Star brought her in early, before roles were even cast, to help shape the characters. “I love working with Darren and give him my casting suggestions,” said Field, who likes to review audition tapes and assess an actor’s “body form” before crafting a signature style.

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