Reality television is a guilty pleasure for all of us, so whenever there is any news in the reality TV area our ears tend to perk up. After all, look what reality TV did for Kim K–girlfriend is on the cover of Vogue for goodness sake. In terms of reality TV’s focus on fashion, most of what we’ve seen so far has been the “Project Runway”-type show that profiles the up and comers in the industry. But a few of the fashion shows E! currently has in development hope to switch up that trend with an inside look at fashion favorites, while a few others promise just stick to the mostly brainless stuff that we’re used to.
We know all of this info because just yesterday E!’s parent company, NBC Universal, released an overview of their original programming, detailing all the shows they currently air like “Fashion Police,” “E! News” and “Chelsea Lately,” and the ones that are coming soon, many of which sound quite, well, interesting.
See below for the upcoming fashion shows we can expect to see sometime soon from E!, and head here to read about the rest of their lineup, including a “Lane Bass Wedding” show and a family drama from Christina Milian.
The plot: “The unique love story between Aldo Gucci, the son of the founder of Gucci, and his longtime mistress Bruna Palombo set against family politics, corporate intrigue and the worldwide expansion of the Gucci brand from the unique point of view of Patricia Gucci, Aldo and Bruna’s daughter. Based on Patricia’s upcoming book “The Name of Gucci.”
Our reaction: Sounds like an Italian hot mess. We can’t to see the impeccably dressed Italians bicker and moan. What will the show do to the good name of Gucci?
The plot: “This docu-series, set in the world of the prestigious global fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg, explores the relationships between an ultra-successful boss who controls the fashion world and her eight eager-to-please associates in training. Culminating at NY Fashion Week, ultimately one will get the highly sought-after yet demanding opportunity to work directly with DVF as her Global Brand Ambassador. An integral part of all major DVF divisions, this chosen ambassador will travel the world representing Diane and her business… if she makes all the right moves.”
Our reaction: In all fairness, this is the most legit show of the bunch, but it’s still reality television. That said, DVF is a total goddess, we can’t wait to soak up all her life advice.
3. The Receipt
The plot: “For today’s generation, it’s all about status… in life… and online. For those who are filthy rich, it isn’t enough to spend money, you have to flaunt it! Each episode of “The Receipt” starts with the reveal of an outrageously high receipt, and viewers will follow as we backtrack to live the 24 hours with the insanely rich person responsible for the over-the-top spending. These are the stories of the super wealthy who don’t just live a lavish lifestyle… they post it, tag it, tweet it… and love every moment of it. This is “receipt porn” at its finest, and it’s one epic journey!”
Our reaction: This doesn’t sound like it will last. Guess E! isn’t aware of the DIY trend happening, opulence is out.
4. Dash Dolls
The plot: “Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques. We’ll see how the Dash Dolls – the girls entrusted to manage the DASH storefront and overall franchise – juggle the glamorous lifestyle that comes with representing one of today’s most successful boutique chains.”
Our reaction: “Will any actual Kardashians be on this?” is going to be the question on everyone’s mind.
5. Pretty Young Things
The plot: “Trying to make it in New York City isn’t always pretty. And being beautiful doesn’t always help…but it doesn’t hurt, either. In fact, it is the good looks and sex appeal of these young models that give them a shot at the good life most people only dream of – fame, fortune and VIP treatment at the finest restaurants, clubs and parties that the world has to offer. But until they make the big leap from rags to riches and enter the world of famous supermodels…they will need to suck it up and pay their dues like the rest of us. Welcome to the real life and real drama of real working models in New York City, this is a “model apartment” like no other.”
Our reaction: Tyra Banks is a producer on this show, so we can expect some cattiness and craziness for sure. Best watched in a binge marathon a la ANTM, most likely.