The fashion world is not limited merely to the shops we find on our local streets and the images that can be found in popular fashion glossy magazines. Fashion is now a huge part of the television industry. Other countries such as the United Kingdom have quickly followed suit, taking note of the emergence of more and more fashion shows in America. LivingTV and E4 along with other popular television channels show a regular stream of television programmes which focus on fashion.
America's next top model
America's Next Top Model remains a popular fashion show, and has expanded to Britain and Australia thanks its popularity in the USA. The Next Top Model shows all feature a group of girls who have been handpicked from various public catwalks across major cities for having something special about them. The show follows the girls as they take on various modelling tasks, which are then analysed by fashion judges. At the end of each episode, a girl must leave the show. The winner is the girl who is the last one standing, and she is guaranteed a modeling contract.
The Hills follows a group of women and men who live the high life in Beverley Hills. The shows feature real people in real situations, although some scenes are exaggerated to engage the audience. As a result of each characters' wealth, the way they dress and the amount of time they spend shopping has become a main reason for why people watch the show. Some characters have released books about fashion for their most avid fans to read. In reality, this show is not too dissimilar to the film, ‘The Hills Have Eyes'.
Queer Eye For the Straight Guy
The popular Queer Eye for a Straight Guy was an American show based on fashion, where gay male trendsetters helped out straight men with their fashion faux pas with the hope of nabbing a girlfriend. The show followed the contestants as they undergo a dramatic transformation. Each week the contestants follow an amazing fashion journey. Gok Wan's television series How To Look Good Naked is another popular fashion show, which features the extremely fashionable, camp Gok Wan in his mission to help women look and feel better about their bodies.
Fashion On TV Looks Set to Stay
The fashion industry continues to be featured in television shows across the world. With the media in the form of film and magazines featuring fashion and the fashion world frequently, the television industry has quickly followed suit. It used to mainly be American television shows that featured fashion, but it now features in television shows across the world.