ABC FAMILY AND IMG TO SHARE AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK
Behind the scenEs of new York fashion week
IN A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL PROGRAMMING EVENT,
“BARING IT ALL: INSIDE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK”
Burbank, CA (September 10, 2015) – ABC Family has picked up a two-hour New York Fashion Week documentary, “Baring It All: Inside New York Fashion Week,” which will give viewers behind-the-scenes access to one of the fashion industry’s biggest events of the year. Produced by IMG, a global leader in media production, fashion events and management, the documentary started shooting this week and will air in October.
ABC Family’s two-hour documentary will showcase a fresh take on New York Fashion Week, following industry insiders who are changing the fashion landscape. Set against a backdrop of fashion trendsetters on and off the runway and always-on social media, viewers will see seasoned professionals and the next generation of fashion influencers navigate the creativity and chaos of a week unlike any other.
The documentary will feature iconic designer Jeremy Scott (“Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer”), Neiman Marcus Fashion Director and Senior Vice President Ken Downing, up-and-coming IMG model Lameka Fox, actress and singer Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), social media influencer Shea Marie, author and lifestyle blogger Katherine Schwarzenegger, singer and fashion press royalty Caroline Vreeland, and superstar fashion stylist Johnny Wujek as they reveal the glamour, beauty, creativity, and hard work behind the making of New York Fashion Week. Gennifer Gardiner (“#richkids of Beverly Hills”) will serve as Executive Producer alongside IMG’s Will Staeger and Mike Antinoro.
“At this network, our goal is to deliver can’t-miss pop culture moments to our highly engaged audience. And no one knows how to create a moment better than IMG at New York Fashion Week. We are thrilled to be producing our first event special – taking our audience on a high stakes ride into high fashion’s biggest week,” said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family
“We’re excited to share a new perspective on an event we’ve played a major role in over the years,” said Will Staeger, SVP of Programming and Content Strategy, IMG. “No experience in the world is quite like New York Fashion Week, and this documentary will help viewers understand all that goes into making it such a unique moment.”
About ABC Family
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in 94 million homes. ABC Family entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages thousands of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency, to form WME | IMG.