MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018
Popular fashion TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there’s often debate about what the most entertaining fashion show of all time is. Need a break from your humdrum routine? Want to escape into a beautiful, glittering land of glitz and glamour? This list of fashion television shows and series will help you to choose the most elegant dress for your date.
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. As Gossip Girl follows the extravagant lives of New York teens, the fashion moments make just as much of an impact as the salacious drama the plot weaves. From bright, preppy schoolgirl looks on Blair Waldorf showcasing her penchant for printed tights and husbands, to Serena van der Woodsen’s lux bohemian aesthetic featuring silky miniskirt and textured jackets, there’s no shortage of style inspiration from every fashion lover’s favorite show.
Project Runway is an American reality television series that focuses on fashion design. The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and are restricted by time, materials and theme. Their designs are judged by a panel, and one or more designers are typically eliminated from the show each week. During each season, contestants are progressively eliminated until only a few contestants remain. These finalists prepare a complete fashion collection for New York Fashion Week, which determines the winner. Project Runway uses progressive elimination to reduce the initial field of 12 or more fashion designers down to three or four before the final challenge. Each non-finale challenge requires the designers to develop one or more pieces of new clothing to be presented at a runway show.
Fashion Star is an American reality television series on NBC, created and executive produced by E.J. Johnston, James Deutch and Rick Ringbakk which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by Louise Roe. It was hosted by Elle Macpherson in the first season. The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and are restricted in time, materials and theme. Their designs are judged, and one or more designers are eliminated each week.
“Girlboss” tells a stylized version of the true story of Sophia Amoruso – a down-and-out dirtbag hipster who turned selling clothes on eBay into the multimillion dollar it-fashion label Nasty Gal. The New York Times dubbed her “the Cinderella of tech,” partly because Amoruso’s story is so outsize: She literally went from rags to riches – in her case, from petty theft and dumpster-diving to being worth $280 million.Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss. This show is loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso. If Sophia’s story was fictional, that’s probably where it’d end. But Amoruso’s internet-shaking clothing enterprise rapidly fell apart, its feminist credentials undermined by a series of lawsuits, and its increasing overhead resulting in the humiliation of a recent bankruptcy filing.
Fashion Police is an American television series that premiered on September 10, 2010, on E!. It was originally hosted by Joan Rivers and featured panelists George Kotsiopoulos, Giuliana Rancic, and Kelly Osbourne commenting on celebrity fashions. These days, sometimes it’s harder than ever to tell what’s haute and what’s naute – erm, not. To make sure you’re on top of it all, Joan Rivers and her team dissect the celebrity fashion blunders and triumphs of the moment.
When we’re longing for a little escapism made of duchesse satin and chiffon with a hand-beaded train, we turn on one of these fashion-centric films or series – and we’re not just talking about the wardrobe department, either. For those of us who get a thrill every time we see a gorgeous dress or the perfect shoe, fashion movies are our addiction.