The Designers

The Designers

6 Episodes

From Jean Paul Gaultier to Alexander Wang via Jason Wu, experience in-depth looks at some of contemporary culture's most influential designers.

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The Designers
  • "Jean Paul Gaultier"

    Episode 1

    The Designers | S1:E1 | Jean Paul Gaultier is the French king of convention twisting: his runway shows have proudly highlighted tattooed and voluptuous models such as rock star, Beth Ditto, showcased gender- bending skirt-clad men, and featured infamously conical corsetry, as immortalized by Mado...

  • "Marc Jacobs"

    Episode 2

    The Designers | S1:E2 | Marc Jacobs, the king of downtown chic, is no stranger to public ups and downs. Plucked from New York City’s Parsons School of Design in 1984 to start his eponymous line, Jacobs found himself unceremoniously fired from Perry Ellis in 1992 after sending his infamous grunge ...

  • "Prabal Gurung"

    Episode 3

    The Designers | S1:E3 | Prabal Gurung’s exquisite sense of modern luxury and indelible glamour has earned him the respect of First Lady Michelle Obama, Nicki Minaj and Demi Moore, and has drawn acclaim from the CFDA who, in 2011, awarded the young designer the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. Born...

  • "Jason Wu"

    Episode 4

    The Designers | S1:E4 | If dressing the likes of Diane Kruger, Natalie Portman, and Tinsley Mortimer are tiers of success, then First Lady Michelle Obama is icing on the cake for praised designer Jason Wu. Clean lines, classic elegance, and flash-free colors and prints are Wu’s signatures, and wi...

  • "Alexander Wang"

    Episode 5

    The Designers | S1:E5 | A mix of downtown cool, rocker grunge, and French chic, Alexander Wang’s namesake label has attracted the attention of scores of the world’s premier luxury retailers and celebrities, including Megan Fox, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Gwyneth Paltrow. A Parsons drop-out, Wang launch...

  • "Thom Browne"

    Episode 6

    The Designers | S1:E6 | Best known today for his shrunken men’s suit—and for dressing First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama—American designer Thom Browne started out as an economics major at Notre Dame University. After moving to the Big Apple to work as a salesman for Giorgio Armani, B...