Episode 1: "War Boots to Work Suits" (1940s-1950s)
Episode 2: “Born to Be Wild" (1960s-1970s)
Episode 3: "Material World” (1980s)
Episode 4: "21st Century Vogue" (1990s-2010s)
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ABOUT THE SHOW
The new CNN Original Series American Style is a four-part docuseries produced by Vox Entertainment in collaboration with Doc Shop Productions. It 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, André 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.
The premiere episode explores style in the 1940s and 50s, how World War II and Hollywood helped create America’s own fashion identity, and the introduction of new trends including the bikini and zoot suit. The second episode explores the style of the ‘60s and ‘70s as the youth culture comes into its own, and fashion, like politics, goes to extremes. The remaining two episodes examine the history and style of the 1980s and 1990s to 2000s.
American Style is executive produced by Marty Moe, Chad Mumm, and Britt Aboutaleb for Vox Entertainment, Dan Partland for Doc Shop Productions, and Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox for CNN.
Episode 1: “War Boots to Work Suits” (1940s-1950s)
Episode 2: “Born to Be Wild” (1960s-1970s)
Episode 3: “Material World” (1980s)
Episode 4: “21st Century Vogue” (1990s-2010s)