New York, N.Y., June 10, 2001 – Award-winning fashion designer, John Bartlett, joins MetroTV as contributor to the channel's popular Full Frontal Fashion Daily program. Bartlett's segment titled "Being John Bartlett" gives viewers John's take on the fashion and lifestyle trends in and around New York. It is all about what's cool and happening and what John finds interesting and exciting now. The first edition of "Being John Bartlett", premiering Friday, June 14 at 8PM, features the different types of yoga that are being practiced now and how they relate to John's life and to the life of the city. MetroTV is on Time Warner Cable channel 70 and on Cablevision channel 16.
"We think John will be a great addition to the Full Frontal Fashion Daily team," said Patrice Andrews, Senior VP of Programming and Production at MetroTV. "We think our viewers will enjoy John's keen insights into the trend-setting lifestyles of New Yorkers."
A graduate of both Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Bartlett, an Ohio native, began his design career in 1988 as a men's designer for Williwear. Soon after he became the men's Design Director for Ronaldus Shamask in New York. In 1994, after setting up his own shop in the West Village, Bartlett was awarded the CFDA's Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, marking the first time the award was bestowed upon a men's designer. He was later nominated for three consecutive VH-1 Fashion Awards.
MetroTV's Full Frontal Fashion expanded from a weekly show to a daily in April of 2002. The daily show captures more that just fashion – it also serves as a "must-see" source for shopping, design, and lifestyle in the city. The show provides daily updates on the latest fashion news, trends and sales, as well as designer profiles, in-studio interviews, and runway shows from all over the globe.
Rainbow Media'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 fashion, culture and lifestyle. 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.
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