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Smithsonian Channel greenlights original series 'L.A. Frock Stars'

By April MacIntyre Nov 20, 2012, 21:13 GMT

Smithsonian Channel greenlights original series  'L.A. Frock Stars'

Doris Raymond and her Hollywood store, vintage fashion mecca, The Way We Wore® comes to TV this 2013.

Doris Raymond and her Hollywood store, vintage fashion mecca, The Way We Wore® comes to TV this 2013.

Very few are as as knowledgeable as Doris Raymond, proprietress of The Way We Wore.

Raymond carries exquisite garments from the late 19th century through the late 20th century, dressing A-listers to average Janes. 

If you need some vintage Pucci,  Bob Mackie, or Versace, this woman has th eye. So much so that Smithsonian Channel has greenlit the original series L.A. Frock Stars, a window into the world of high-end vintage fashion.

The six-episode unscripted series, a first for Smithsonian Channel, which is set to premiere Thursday, March 7 at 8.pm., focuses on the doyenne of Hollywood vintage, Doris Raymond, and her Los Angeles store The Way We Wore®.

From Smithsonian

Raymond is prized for her tenacity in finding hidden gems and for her encyclopedic knowledge of designer fashion. The Way We Wore® is a destination for Hollywood’s modern-day glitterati as well as high-profile stylists such as George Kotsiopoulis and celebrity stylist Jennifer Rade. Raymond has also supplied wardrobe for numerous film and television productions including Titanic, Boardwalk Empire, Casino and W.E.

The series will offer an inside look at the quest for the perfect dress. Raymond and her colorful staff assist an endless stream of clients, all with unique needs, from Mel Ottenberg, Rihanna’s stylist on the hunt for a Grammy’s outfit to Lou Eyrich, the costume designer of Glee in search of fashions for an episode featuring songs from Phantom of the Opera.

Raymond has been buying and selling vintage clothing for over thirty years. Her boutique sells women’s fashions from the 1900’s to the ‘80’s, ranging from high profile designers to the world's most iconic fashion figures such as Halston, Dior and more.

“Doris Raymond is an American original. Her eye for vintage fashion is respected by some of the biggest names in fashion and show business,” said David Royle, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Smithsonian Channel. “She not only knows how to help a star make a splash on the red carpet, she also has a gift for identifying some of the world’s most exciting and intriguing historical artifacts. The Smithsonian Institution has long maintained a collection of historical fashions, most notably the First Lady dresses. We are delighted to bring L.A. FROCK STARS to our viewers.”

“It was such a pleasure working with the truly authentic and inspirational Doris Raymond and her engaging team who give such an original perspective on how relevant vintage clothing is in today’s fashion trends,” added NHNZ Executive Producer Judith Curran.

NHNZ is co-producing L.A. Frock Stars with Smithsonian Channel and BBC Worldwide. NHNZ Executive Producer is Judith Curran. Executive Producers for Smithsonian Channel are David Royle and Charles Poe.

 



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