TV guide: Top five fashion shows

2010-06-25 13:15

Farrah Francis celebrates Africa Fashion Week by picking the top five shows about fashion.

1
Gossip girl

Vuzu
Awaiting Season 4

Serena van de Woodsen, Blair Waldorf and Jenny Humphrey have a fourth friend on the series, and her name is high-end fashion. The ­Gossip Girls don the finest designer labels, ­including Marc Jacobs and Armani. The outfits are over the top but oh so glamorous and chic. And the boys don’t look too bad either.

2
Ugly Betty

M-Net
Tuesdays, 8pm

Betty Suarez may not be Mode magazine’s in-house fashionista, but designer clothes do run the inner workings of the magazine. From Wilhemina Slater’s eye-catching gear to ­receptionist Amanda’s hot ensembles and Marc’s garish suits, fashion is ­definitely a ­running thread throughout the show and viewers are lapping it up.

3
Project Runway

M-Net Series
Awaiting new season

Take some wannabe fashion designers, stitch in a former model with German charm (Heidi Klum) and sew in fashion consultant Tim Gunn. What happens next is a roller coaster ride in fashion. The reality show is in its seventh season in the US and has several ­international versions. It’s set in the fashion capital of the world, New York, which only adds to its edge.

4
Models of the Runway
M-Net Series
8.30pm

Heidi Klum’s Project ­Runway was so successful that it sparked a spin-off series. If you ever wondered what happened to those catwalk princesses, this series has all the ­answers. Viewers are taken “behind the seams” to hear the models’ opinions on the designers and their feelings about the clothes they have to flaunt on the runway.

5
How Do I Look?
The Style Network
Sundays, 8pm

A sense of style and fashion goes a long way in this ­series about makeovers. Candidates with devastating ­fashion choices and bad hair are taken on a before-meets-after excursion with bubbly host Jeannie Mai. To make ­matters more ­interesting, Mai ensures that the friends and family of the candidates come along for the journey.


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