Smithsonian Channel greenlights “L.A. Frock Stars”

Smithsonian Channel's first unscripted series has been slated for March 2013, and will star Hollywood vintage expert Doris Raymond and her LA-based shop The Way We Wore.
November 20, 2012

Smithsonian Channel’s first unscripted series has been greenlit, and will star Hollywood vintage expert Doris Raymond and her LA-based shop The Way We Wore.

L.A. Frock Stars, a six-episode series, is produced by NHNZ, Smithsonian Channel and BBC Worldwide, and will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on March 7 at 8 p.m.

Raymond and her colorful staff will be documented helping clients ranging from Rihanna’s stylist to the costume designer of Glee, all on the search for the perfect wardrobe from her high-end vintage boutique.

“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, EVP, programming and production for 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.”

NHNZ’s executive producer for the series is Judith Curran. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are David Royle and Charles Poe.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.