Unscripted

FYI preps “Get Swank’d,” “Style Unzipped”

A crash course in fashion's latest trends and the stories behind wardrobe staples will be explored in two original series premiering on U.S. cable net FYI. (Pictured: Get Swank'd)
July 17, 2015

A crash course in fashion’s latest trends and the stories behind wardrobe staples will be explored in two original series premiering on U.S. cable network FYI.

The trend-setting adventure series Get Swank’d (pictured) – premiering August 4 at 10 p.m. EST/PST – is to chronicle the journey of Emily Dees Boulden and Nicole Noles as they travel across the American countryside in a bid to overhaul the wardrobes of fashion-challenged locals.

Produced by Ellen Rakieten Entertainment and Relativity Television, each episode in the 12 x 30-minute order will showcase the Pretty Wicked Moms reality stars providing démodé locals with a crash course in the latest fashion, culture and makeup trends, as well as style tips.

Ellen Rakieten, Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Jon Beyer, Matthew Vafiadis, Deana Bracken and Michelle Clark will serve on behalf of Ellen Rakieten Entertainment and Relativity Media as executive producers, while Gena McCarthy, James Bolosh and Lauren Wohl will exec produce for FYI.

Elsewhere, the Citizen Jones-produced Style Unzipped will undress the history behind various clothing and accessories, such as the military significance of the pea coat, the origins of the bikini and how the jockstrap was once believed to cure kidney failure and insomnia.

The 9 x 30-minute series – set to bow August 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST – will feature commentary from such designers, celebrities and stylists as model and costume designer Dita Von Teese and costume designer Arianne Phillips.

Jonas Bell Pasht and Jonah Bekhor will exec produce the series for the LA-based prodco, while Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine are listed as executive producers for FYI.

“Both of these series capture FYI’s unique perspective on the fashion space,” said McCarthy, senior VP of programming and development for FYI, in a statement. “Get Swank’d delivers gorgeous transformations with humor and wit, while Style Unzipped shares water-cooler scoop about your favorite pieces of clothing in a fresh, visual way.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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