Including Footage From Shows in London, Paris, and Milan
New York, NY, January 21, 2003 – Beginning Saturday, February 8th, at 9AM, through Sunday, March 30th, at 9PM, viewers can tune-in to 52 Days of Full Frontal Fashion on MetroStories. The coverage includes Mercedes-Benz Fall 2003 Fashion Week, as well as, for the first time ever, full coverage of Fashion Weeks from London, Milan and Paris. MetroStories (Time Warner Cable Ch.95, Cablevision Ch.174), a subsidiary of MetroChannels and sister channel to MetroTV, will be the only TV station in New York to provide round-the-clock coverage of the event.
Fifty-Two Days of Full Frontal Fashion kicks-off on Saturday, February 8th, at 9AM with the NY shows, in their entirety, including the latest from Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, plus the hottest cutting edge newcomers to the fashion world. Viewers will have a front row seat to the newest trends to hit the catwalk.
"New York has come to expect that Metro will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. We are committed to presenting not only the NY shows, but also complete coverage of the Fall 2003 season from the fashion meccas around the world," said Greg Moyer, President of Regional Programming for Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc and Head of MetroTV.
Full Frontal Fashion correspondents Christina Ha, Judy Licht and Robert Verdi will provide an introduction to each show, welcome a variety of experts, and gather post-show reactions from the audience. A running news ticker at the bottom of the screen will offer the latest in fashion news and facts about the designers.
For the first time ever, Full Frontal Fashion extends its coverage to the European runways. From Feb 17th to March 30th Full Frontal Fashion will air 12 hours a day from 9AM to 9PM and showcase clothes exhibited in Milan, Paris and London. Shows that will be featured include Burberry and Nicole Farhi in London, Louis Vuitton, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, and Gucci, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace in Milan.
MetroArts/Thirteen, the New York centric arts and documentary service produced by WNET/Thirteen, returns to its regular nightly air schedule (9PM to 9AM) on Monday, Feb 17th, sharing the MetroStories channel with Full Frontal Fashion.
Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.'s MetroChannels (MetroTV, MetroStories and Metro Traffic & Weather) is the first and only suite of television networks devoted entirely to the experience of living in the New York metropolitan area. MetroTV is the only local channel providing original programming focusing on movies, sports and real NY life. MetroStories provides documentary programming devoted to telling the stories of the people and places that make the New York metropolitan area world-famous. Metro Traffic&Weather is the tri-state's first and only 24-hour local traffic, transit, and weather channel.
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), muchmusic usa, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM (NYSE:MGM), which owns a 20% stake in three of Rainbow's national networks: AMC, WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC.