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The Collection on Masterpiece

The Collection is a story about the price of success, set during a pivotal moment in France’s history.

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World War II is over and Paul Sabine is restoring Paris as the fashion capital of the world. His dresses are a sensation, and only his shady past and an inconvenient corpse block his way to success. Richard Coyle stars as Paul; with Mamie Gummer as his rich American wife; Jenna Thiam as the seamstress who becomes his top model; Frances de la Tour as his devious mother; and Tom Riley as his debauched brother, the self-destructive genius behind Paul’s knockout gowns. Dressing up was never so dazzling—or dangerous.




Episode One  | Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10pm
In post-war Paris, Paul Sabine aims for the top in couture, counting on his troubled brother Claude’s brilliant dress designs. American photographer Billy pursues Nina the mysterious seamstress.


Episode Two | Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10pm
Tormented by demons, Claude goes to dry out in the country, where a terrible secret is unearthed. Paul attempts to bury the past by forcing his mentor to retire. Nina takes control of her life.


Episode Three | Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10pm
Paul presents his make-or-break collection of gowns. A rival tries to sabotage Nina’s starring moment. The body found at Paul’s cottage makes more trouble. Billy and Nina make up.


Episode Four | Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 10pm
Inspector Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines. Paul concocts false evidence. Nina gets closer to her child’s identity. Claude has a new lover. Someone steals Billy’s photos of Nina’s triumph.


Episode Five | Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10pm
On a weekend at his partner’s chateau, Paul expels unwelcome guests. Charlotte makes her move. Nina shames Billy. Claude chastens Caesar. Back in Paris, Victor meets Dominique and tragedy ensues.


Episode Six | Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10pm
While Dominique is in recovery, Charlotte courts Claude for her renegade fashion house. Nina tells Claude the truth. Marianne reluctantly reveals the past. The inspector spots a crucial clue.


Episode Seven | Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10pm
Nina is torn between Claude, Billy, and the baby she gave up for adoption. Charlotte’s new business venture hits the rocks. Amid a glittering celebration of high fashion, Inspector Bompard makes a surprise appearance.


The Collection

Episode 1

Aired: 2017-10-08 12:00:00 1:30:06 Expires: 10/23/17 Rating: TV-14

Paul Sabine aims for the top in couture, relying on his brother’s brilliant dress designs.