MetroChannels To Celebrate Fall Fashion Week 2000

“Full Frontal Fashion” To Feature 10 Days of Fall Previews & A Weekend Marathon From “7th On Sixth”


New York, NY, January 20, 2000 — Models, media, movie stars and mayhem will return to Bryant Park when over 100 classic and cutting-edge designers showcase their Fall collections during the quintessential New York fashion event, 7th On Sixth’s General Motors Fashion Week Fall 2000. Beginning February 3rd through 13th, Metro (Channel 70 – Time Warner, Channel 16 – Cablevision) will pre-empt its regular programming schedule to air Full Frontal Fashion. This 11-day special will air non-stop, insider coverage of the first fashion event of the new millennium from 7 AM to 11PM.

Metro’s Full Frontal Fashion will bring viewers under the tents where the drama unfolds, providing a front row perspective of the exciting runway shows, interviews with top designers and fashion critics and coverage of the glitzy after shows parties, the backstage madness and much more.

Programming highlights include:

Full Frontal Fashion LIVE
(Everyday from 7 PM to 11 PM/Thursday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 12th):

  • Fashion Frenzy Live From Under the Tents – every evening, Metro will go under the tents at Bryant Park to offer an insiders view of the “catwalk” as well as interviews with designers, models, trendsetters and celebrity guests. (February 3rd -12th from 7 PM to 11 PM)

  • Daily Recaps of 7th On Sixth – throughout Metro’s week of programming there will be daily highlights from this year’s shows as well as interviews and party footage from the day prior (February 3rd – 12th from 7 PM to 11 PM)

Special Features

  • Fashion Flashback – a recap of the 2000 Spring fashion shows featuring over 60 designers such as Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein. (Thursday, February 3rd from 9 AM to 7 PM)

  • Men’s Fall Collections 2000 – live coverage of the Men’s shows with highlights of the afternoon’s top runway moments including Kenneth Cole, Sandy Dalal and Gene Meyer. (Thursday, February 3rd from 7 PM to 11 PM)
  • Fall 2000 Collections Party – exclusive live coverage of the celebrity studded opening night gala at the Museum of Natural History’s new Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. (Friday, February 4th from 7 PM to 11 PM)
  • Fashion Weekend Marathon – will feature continuous airings of the best of the “crown jewel” of the international fashion world. The marathon will include highlights from this year’s 100 plus Fall runway shows and exclusive interviews taped throughout the week. It will also take a look at last season’s offerings by airing 10 hours of the top moments from the 2000 Spring Collections
    (Beginning 6 PM Saturday, February 12th to 6PM Sunday, February 13th)

Metro’s fashion and style experts Judy Licht, Christina Ha, Robert Verdi and Pamela Gross will be on hand to provide insights about the newest fashions, fashion makers and supermodels who strut the catwalk. And to get the junior perspective on what’s hot on what’s not, the team from Metro’s teen show, School’s Out will also be “hanging out” offering updates and insights on the fashion industry. In addition, celebrity hosts and commentators to be announced.

Rainbow Media’s MetroChannels consist of MetroGuide, MetroLearning, and Metro Traffic&Weather. MetroGuide celebrates and explores what makes the NY tri-state area a special place to live and provides tips, ratings and recommendations for making the most out of local life and leisure. The tri-state’s only personal growth channel, MetroLearning responds to viewers’ curiosity about their world and to their desire to improve their lives with entertaining, provocative programming targeted to high school students in the afternoon and adults in prime time. Metro Traffic&Weather is the tri-state’s first and only 24-hour local traffic, transit, and weather channel.


Aileen Budow

Sydney Masters/Darcey Agostino
Cataldi PR