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American Style

American Style

  • Premiered: 
    January 13, 2019
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: fashion

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Plot Synopsis

AMERICAN STYLE is a four-part documentary series that examines how America's changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social, and economic climate of the time. Using archival footage and interviews with fashion experts and cultural figures including Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Christie Brinkley, John Varvatos, Diane von Furstenberg, Andre Leon Talley and more, the series highlights the most iconic moments from fashion and pop culture, giving audiences a front row seat to the runway of American history. Episodes include:

"1940s/50s: War Boots to Work Suits" (Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 9pm ET/PT): American soldiers go to war and women go to work during World War II; the influence of Hollywood expands; the fashion world is transformed as the economy grows; a growing Cold War builds.

"1960s/70s: Born to Be Wild" (Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 10pm ET/PT): A new sense of confidence brings changes to society; the youth culture comes into its own and fashion, like politics, will go to extremes; new subcultures emerge out of the turmoil of the era and demand equal rights.

"1980s: Material World" (Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 9pm ET/PT): The Reagan presidency ushers in a new era of optimism which leads to extravagance and greed; brands capitalize on the spending while Wall Street capitalizes on the public; marginalized communities find new ways to express themselves.

"1990s/2000s: 21st Century Vogue" (Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 10pm ET/PT): As the millennium draws to a close, fashion pushes back against the excess of the '80s and women make strides in the workplace and the media; in the 2000s, a new decade brings a brave new world in the form of the internet and social media.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Vox Media (aka Vox Entertainment)
  • In association with Doc Shop Productions