Wintour’s New TV Project

Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress 40th Anniversary Party, Los Angeles, America - 10 Jan 2014. New TV Show

Anna Wintour is to appear in a new TV show.

The editor of US Vogue magazine is no stranger to the screen having allowed cameras to film her putting together an iconic edition of the publication for The September Issue.

This time around she is appearing in The Fashion Fund, a series looking at the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition.

There was previously a short series of 23-minute programmes which went behind the scenes of the contest, which gives up-and-coming designers a cash injection and mentoring to help boost their business, but this time around things are comprehensive.

Six hour-long episodes will hit Ovation TV from January 22, with many other big names also featuring. Designer Diane von Furstenberg is the CFDA president and will feature, as will J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons, Andrew Rosen who founded Theory and Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus.

“This is not a contrived documentary,” Ovation senior vice president of programming and production Scott Woodward told WWD. “These are really true fashion experts who have an amazing gift.

“It’s a true documentary. When Anna Wintour walks into the design studio, there’s a hush that comes over the design studio.”

Anna is one of the judges of the annual Fashion Fund.

Condé Nast Entertainment is one of the producers of the show and was heavily involved with the finished product. Vogue is just one of the magazines under the Condé Nast publishing umbrella, with the entertainment arm of the company set up in 2011 to develop TV and films.

“It was a very collaborative relationship, in which the coproducing parties all gave their notes, so we could arrive at a place where the spirit of the show is honoured, and the viewer is compelled,” Ovation said in a statement, when asked about Condé Nast’s involvement.

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