CNN announced plans today for a new original series premiering next month. The cable channel will unspool “American Style,” a four-part documentary series, starting Sunday, Jan. 13.
The program, produced by Vox Entertainment in collaboration with Doc Shop Productions, examines how the country’s changing style over the decades has mirrored the political, social and economic climate of the time.
The series will feature appearances by Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, André Leon Talley, Christie Brinkley, Isaac Mizrahi, Vanessa Williams, Diane von Furstenberg and others. The show will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Jan. 13.
“The series highlights the most iconic moments from fashion and pop culture, giving audiences a front row seat to the runway of American history,” CNN said. “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,” CNN added. “The remaining two episodes, airing Sunday, Jan. 20, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT, examine the history and style of the 1980s and 1990s to 2000s.”
“American Style” will stream live for subscribers on Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Episodes will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.
The series 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.