If you're looking for your next fashion-forward TV fix, allow us to introduce you to the upcoming series of the season: Palm Royale, which is landing on Apple TV+ on 20 March.
With an enviable aesthetic that reads as Slim Aarons meets Don't Worry Darling, Palm Royale is loosely based on the book Mr and Mrs American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. Set in 1969, it follows the story of wannabe socialite Maxine, played by Kristen Wiig, who is on a quest to make her name in America’s exclusive, fashionable and treacherous Palm Beach high society – via the elite Palm Royale club.
"As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, Palm Royale asks the same question that still baffles us today: 'How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?'," reads Apple TV+'s description. "Palm Royale is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong."
In the newly released trailer, Wiig can be seen in full Sixties glamour mode, starring opposite Hollywood heavyweights Laura Dern and Allison Janney, as well as Kaia Gerber, who has taken a back seat from modelling to pursue a career in acting. We're introduced to Maxine as she tries to break into the moneyed set: "I had only been in Palm Beach two weeks, but I already knew the Palm Royale. The most exclusive club in the world was where I belonged," she says. Things appear to take a darker turn, however, with the trailer teasing at blackmail, guns and bodies. "You're in over your head, and you don't even know it," Dern's character tells Maxine.
While we're definitely tuning in for the gripping plot, we're also excited for the styling: let's just say if Priscilla's costumes made you long for another vintage fashion fix, Palm Royale needs to be on your must-watch list. The trailer is joined by stills released by Apple TV+, in which the series promises to be full of kitsch, 1960s and '70s outfits – think headbands, flower-power prints, platform wedges and cat-eye sunglasses.
In the preview shots, Gerber is pictured in an orange coat, matching floral headband and platforms, with her hair teased into a curly bouffant; Wiig, meanwhile, lounges beside a pool in a classic silk headscarf, wearing white sunglasses and a patterned sundress straight from the Swinging Sixties.
Great style, an A-list cast and plenty of edge-of-the-seat intrigue? We'll be marking our calendars for the 20 March...
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