Camille Razat in Versace and Calzedonia at the Calzedomania evening in Milan in 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat at the MM6 fashion show in Milan in September 2023. Instagram @camillerazat
Camille Razat at the Del Core fashion show in Milan in September 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Giorgio Armani Privé fashion show in Paris in July 2024. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Victoria Bekcham fashion show in Paris in March 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Givenchy fashion show in Paris in March 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Balmain fashion show in Paris in March 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Celine Le Palace fashion show in January 2023. Instagram @camillerazat
Camille Razat at the Patou fashion show in Paris in January 2023. © Getty
Camille Razat in Lanvin and Roger Vivier in 2023. Instagram @camillerazat
Camille Razat in Prada in New York in December 2022 © Getty
Camille Razat in Meow in December 2022. Instagram @camillerazat
Camille Razat in Valentino and Boucheron at the season 3 premiere of Emily in Paris in December 2022. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Miu Miu fashion show in Paris in October 2022. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show in Paris in July 2022. © Getty
Camille Razat in Celine at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2022. © Getty
Camille Razat as Avellano at the Amfar gala in May 2022. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Balmain fashion show in Paris in February 2020. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Lanvin fashion show in Paris in February 2020. © Getty
Camille Razat at the Chanel Cruise 2020 fashion show in Paris in May 2019. © Getty
Camille Razat, the revelation of Emily in Paris
On Friday, October 2nd, the day Netflix broadcast the first season of Emily in Paris (2020), the show directed by Darren Star (Sex & The City) became a global phenomenon in just a few hours. Acclaimed by the American audiences, the series incurred the French audience’s wrath, as it was considered too stereotypical.
Boosted by that controversy, which took social media by storm (and by the Covid-19 restrictions), Emily in Paris was a groundbreaking success. As the seasons went by, it became clear that the series tended to ridicule the arrogance of American people when confronted with a foreign culture.
Just like in Sex & The City (1998-2004) and Gossip Girl (2007-2012), fashion plays a central role in the identity of Emily in Paris, without being the main topic. The often-over-the-top looks of Emily (Lily Collins), a candid American who has just landed in the City of Light, contrast sharply with the effortless style of the young Parisian gallery owner played by Camille Razat. In the eyes of the world, Camille Razat now embodies the quintessential French chic.
French cinema’s most fashionable actress
While the young woman from Toulouse, a city in the South of France, feels as drawn to fashion and elegance as her character, she acknowledges having more fun with her image in real life. While she adorns a deceptively classic style on a daily basis, she wears daring and eclectic looks when it comes to attending shows during the Fashion Week or walking the red carpet – all thanks to the precious advice of her stylist Clément Lomellini.
Her relationship with fashion and clothes suggests a playful, performative approach, rather than a desire to attract the flashbulbs of photographers. Gothic-chic in Victoria Beckham, streetwear couture in Givenchy, French elegance in Balmain... Often dramatic, yet always glamorous, and discreetly avant-garde, Camille Razat surprises us every time.
On Tuesday 19th of September 2023, at the Calzedonia event in Milan, Numéro interviewed the most stylish actress of the French cinema industry.
Camille Razat in the Emily in Paris series. Copyright STEPHANIE BRANCHU/NETFLIX
Ashley Park, Lily Collins and Camille Razat in the Emily in Paris series. Copyright Carole Bethuel/Netflix
Ashley Park, Lily Collins and Camille Razat in the Emily in Paris series. Copyright Netflix
Camille Razat (middle) and Lily Collins (right), in the Emily in Paris series. Copyright Carole Bethuel/Netflix
Fashion interview with French actress Camille Razat
Numéro: Can you tell us more about your look at the Calzedonia evening party in Milan?
I told myself a story to compose my look. It’s about a young widow who has just lost her husband, but who goes out to celebrate. Since we’re in Italy, I opted for a Versace total look, along with a pair of Calzedonia tights of course.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is a means of expression, and perhaps the most powerful one. When you introduce yourself to someone, the first impression is often the one that leaves a mark on people.
What was your first fashion memory?
I think it was one of Martin Margiela’s first fashion shows. I was impressed by his creativity. Alexander McQueen as well, for whom I nurture a huge passion.
And the best memory?
It’s hard to pick only one moment, but I would say the first time I tried on a Chanel couture outfit.
What are your everyday and red-carpet styles?
It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I want to go for a more masculine look, then for a more feminine weird look, or a classic chic look. For a red-carpet appearance, I really like to create characters and play a role for the evening.
How do you feel about the fact that every one of your public appearances becomes a fashion statement?
I’m very happy and grateful because I’ve always loved fashion, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve been collecting fashion magazines since I was 13, and I have a passion for Numéro. I’ve even dedicated a whole shelf in my library to your magazine.
What would you like to wear that you don’t dare wearing yet?
I honestly don’t limit myself regarding fashion.
How does a character’s wardrobe help you get into a role on set?
The clothes I wear when I’m acting allow me to better define my character. Costumes usually help me projecting myself into the character’s life and picturing their tastes, or sometimes their relation to the world.
Out of all the characters you have played, which one has the best style according to you?
I think it’s definitely the character of Camille in Emily In Paris. Fashion is central to the show, so I can have fun with all the looks.
And the worst look...?
That I won’t say.
All three seasons of Emily in Paris are available on Netflix.