June 2008

Sunday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Capturing Cooperman chronicles the life and work of novelist Howard Engel, creator of Canada’s most enduring crime fiction series and private eye, Benny Cooperman. This one hour documentary pays tribute to a writer who continues to achieve literary success, despite suffering a stroke in 2001 that left him with the inability to read.

Saturday, June 28
9 p.m. ET

RAW presents a double dose of John Galliano beginning with his opulent 1960s inspired collection for Dior (Fall/Winter 2008) – complete with giant back-combed hair do’s and Jackie-O tailoring. The designer then takes a u-turn with his own label (G. Galliano), whose runway show is reminiscent of a 1930s cult film.

Friday, June 27
8 p.m. ET

In Fashion heads to São Paulo for Fashion Week, before catching up with Phyllis Lambert at film screening of Citizen Lambert: Jeanne d’architecture – a documentary film on the Canadian architect. Lambert’s work influences include the Toronto-Dominion Centre in Toronto and Seagram Building in New York.

Friday, June 27
6 p.m. ET

Part 2 of this Designer Marathon continues to explore McQueen’s dramatic collections, accomplishments, and impact in the fashion world.

Saturday, June 21
9 p.m. ET

RAW delivers an all-access pass behind-the-scenes (and drama) of Alexander McQueen and Christian Lacroix’s runway shows, as each designer unveils their latest collections in Paris.

Friday, June 20
6 p.m. ET

Designer Marathon examines Alexander McQueen’s fashion influences and dramatic collections. From his Givenchy appointment, which he helmed for several years, to devoting his full attention to his own fashion label, part 1 of this one-hour profile looks at how McQueen continues to provoke and enthrall fashion lovers everywhere.

Tuesday, June 17
8 p.m. ET

FT heads to Life Ball 2008 in Vienna, Austria. Sponsored by Elton John, the annual flamboyant and outrageous AIDS fundraiser saw prominent guests including Kim Cattrall and Linda Evangelista taking in the sexy designs of Agent Provacateur. Then, known as the “Oscars® of fashion,” FT offers complete coverage of the CFDA Annual Awards ceremony which honours excellence in fashion design.

Sunday, June 15
5 p.m. ET

Airing back-to-back, this two-part series of Designer Marathon takes a look at Dior’s influence in fashion and pop culture. Part 1 (5 p.m. ET) travels back in time to meet master Dior himself in the early days of the fashion house, while Part 2 (6 p.m. ET) examines how the label flourished under famous designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré and John Galliano.

Saturday, June 14
9 p.m. ET

RAW kicks off “The Best of Paris” with two very different yet equally engaging runway shows. First, catch sight of Vivienne Westwood using the runway as a stage for revolution with models presenting her Fall/Winter 2008 collection on stilts. Then, PETA supporter Stella McCartney sticks to her morals unveiling her usual vegan line of clothes for Fall/Winter 2008.

Wednesday, June 11
7 p.m. ET

This issue of Elements of Style focuses on the fashion industry’s philanthropic side. Go behind Irish fashion company EDUN Apparel Ltd., developed by U2 front man Bono and his wife, as an avenue to bring relief to impoverished Africans. Follow Canadian supermodel/actress Shalom Harlow on a “Green” shopping tour in NYC. Giorgio Armani raises awareness of the AIDS crisis in Africa. Natalie Portman designs vegan-friendly shoes for Té Casan, while New York Fashion Week turns the spotlight on eco-friendly design.