Month Long Celebration Features Fashion Icons
Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Elizabeth Arden & Jacqueline Kennedy
JERICHO, NY, March 1, 2001 – Remember your favorite pair of hot pants? The go-go boots you just had to have? Running out to get your “shag” haircut? Never wearing anything without shoulder pads? This April, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT celebrates our favorite fashions with THE FASHION SPECTACULAR. All month-long, WE turns to the movers and shakers of the fashion world – from the hottest designers, to the hippest fashion insiders — to take a behind-the-scenes look at what made the fashions of yesterday popular and who’s setting the trends of today.
THE FASHION SPECTACULAR will feature an explosion of movie marathons, original premiere specials and documentaries all dedicated to fashion trends, as well as interviews with today’s hottest designers. Kicking off on Saturday, April 7, supermodel Cindy Crawford examines how women have defined themselves with fashion throughout history when she hosts FASHION FLASHBACK, a four-part special airing every Saturday night. The original special will be followed each Saturday by ,HOOPSKIRT DREAMS, two back-to-back, fashion-infused movies.
THE FASHION SPECTACULAR will also feature three exclusive specials: The life and career of designer Donatella Versace will be profiled in a 30-minute documentary premiering Sunday, April 8; Vogue editor Anna Wintour is the subject of a one-hour documentary BOSS WOMEN, premiering on April 15; and WOMEN & SHOES: A LOVE STORY, a 30-minute special which examines women’s fascination with footwear, airs April 22. WE will also present episodes of the popular series GREAT ROMANCES, featuring two of this century’s most stylish personalities, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Oleg Cassini.
THE FASHION SPECTACULAR schedule of programs will air as follows:
Every Saturday in April:
FASHION FLASHBACK HOSTED BY CINDY CRAWFORD
Every Saturday, April 7 – April 28 at 8:00PM/ET
A definitive history of women’s fashion, this four-part original series is a fascinating look back at the styles and trends of yesteryear. From hats to shoes, bikinis to wedding gowns, and nightwear to rainwear, discover the fads that came on fast and faded just as quickly.
HOOP SKIRT DREAMS: HOLLYWOOD FASHION ICONS
Every Saturday, April 7 – April 28 at 9:00PM/ET
Join resident Cinematherapists Kate and Jessie for a look at the century’s most famous fashion icons and the movies that showed them off:
Saturday April 7 (1930’s and 40’s)
9:00pm Katharine Hepburn in Stage Door
10:45pm Marlene Dietrich in No Highway in the Sky
Saturday April 14 (1950’s)
9:00pm Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire
10:45pm Grace Kelly in Rear Window
Saturday April 21 (1960’s)
9:00pm Audrey Hepburn in Paris When it Sizzles
11:00pm Ann-Margret in The Swinger
Saturday April 28 (1970’s and 80’s)
9:00pm Julie Christie in In Search of Gregory
10:45pm Molly Ringwald in The Pick-Up Artist
Every Sunday in April:
Sunday, April 8 at 8:00PM/ET
This premiere documentary offers rare and personal insight into the life of the flamboyant designer who took her seat at the helm of the Versace dynasty after her brother Gianni’s murder in 1997. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Donatella and friends Karl Lagerfeld, Jon Bon Jovi and Melanie Griffith.
GREAT ROMANCES: OLEG CASSINI & GENE TIERNEY
Sunday, April 8 at 8:30PM/ET
This installment of WE’s popular series, Great Romances, tells the story of fashion designer, Oleg Cassini. Cassini was revered in Hollywood, where in the 1940’s he designed costumes for the major studios. In the 1960’s, he became the official designer to Jacqueline Kennedy. He was known for styles ranging from sheath and A-line dresses to the Nehru jacket.
BOSS WOMEN: ANNA WINTOUR
Sunday, April 15 at 8:00PM/ET
Travel from New York to Paris on a journey into the world of fashion with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. In this exclusive premiere documentary, Anna speaks candidly about her personal and professional life at America’s most widely read fashion magazine and gives an inside look at the workings of the fast-paced fashion world.
WOMEN AND SHOES: A LOVE STORY
Sunday, April 22 at 8:00PM/ET
Hosted by Lizz Winstead, this lighthearted look at the female passion for footwear takes viewers on a “sole-searching” adventure through Toronto’s Museum of Shoes, the Western Shoe Show in Las Vegas and the boutiques of Manhattan to collect the wisdom of style mavens and shoe fanatics. Designer Kenneth Cole joins shoppers Sandra Bernhardt and Nancy Sinatra, who offer their views on the evolution of women’s shoes.
GREAT ROMANCES: JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY & JOHN F. KENNEDY
Sunday, April 22 at 8:30PM/ET
This episode of WE’s popular series, Great Romances, explores the style of Jacqueline Kennedy. Her elegance and timeless style was revered, loved and imitated, and she was responsible for inspiring and setting fashion standards for women around the world.
ELIZABETH ARDEN: BEHIND THE RED DOOR
Sunday, April 29 at 8:00PM/ET
Through film reels, rare photographs and exclusive interviews, this revealing documentary chronicles Elizabeth Arden’s life from her humble beginnings in Canada to her death in 1966 and the courageous maneuvers she made to achieve the highest level of success in the beauty industry.
WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks which includes American Movie Classics, the premier network featuring award-winning original productions and American Pop!, the first digital entertainment network to offer unified content for the web and digital cable platforms. WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT features a mix of popular films, original series and topical special all relating to women.
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