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UK members - interesting tv program


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Feb 18, 2008
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BBC 4 - now, it's half way through, but there should be that online viewer thing

Ozwald Boateng talking about british style. Some random stuff, but since I changed channel, the focus has been on Savile Row. He's interviewing different houses, it's quite interesting.

Sorry for the short post and to US members for not summarising it, but I must get back to the tv...


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Feb 3, 2007
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This does sound like an interesting programme. If you're in the UK it's available to watch online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gmj5m and will be repeated on BBC Four on the 10th at 9pm. For those of us not in the UK might someone here be able to record it off the site or tomorrow off the telly?


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Mar 10, 2006
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The BBC is having a Style season. Lots of interesting programmes about clothes/fashion.

I saw most of a fly-on-the-wall style documentary on Chanel yesterday. It was on at an ungodly hour of the night, so I presume it was a late-night rerun, but who knows. Regardless, it was a great little show - they followed the top seamstresses at Chanel and discussed the difficulties and joys of working for the house. What impressed me was how dedicated they all were - really cared about the product they created, refused to send out anything that was not perfect, and it was also clear they loved couture in general with a passion. Hearing them cooing all over new design sketches they now had to create was lovely and there were some charming vignettes about their time working with Pierre Cardin, etc. What I loved the most was the atmosphere of the workshop that came across on TV - fun, joyful, busy and sometimes stressful but dedicated & professional and utterly committed to creating something chic and beautiful. Exactly what you would want. Great PR for Chanel.

Plus there were some nice segments following Karl Lagerfeld around and seeing him sketch out designs (and screwing up and chucking them in the bin) and reviewing locations for his shows, etc.

Fascinating stuff. I'm going to try to dig up the name of show. It's part of a series, I think.

EDIT: found it on BBC's site: House of Chanel


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Apr 11, 2008
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Just watched the Boateng show in iPlayer. Most interesting was his visit to other tailors on the Row: Huntsman, A&S, and Maurice Sedwell:

John Hitchcock says A&S are using a lot of Hermes scarves as linings, and have been doing Armani for 100 years. Mr. Allen defines Huntsmans cut. Ramroop uses tailor's chalk to sketch his silhouette on some cloth, having just told Boateng he is not a tailor.

Boateng on Boateng was less interesting.



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Feb 18, 2008
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Can also be found via torrent on uknova....

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