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How has America's political, social and economic climate affected fashion trends through the decades? This four-part docuseries examines that question, backed by archival footage and interviews with style experts and cultural figures including Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Christie Brinkley, John Varvatos, Diane von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley and more. The series highlights iconic moments from fashion and pop culture, giving viewers a front row seat to the runway of American history.

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As the millennium draws to a close, fashion pushes back against the excess of the '80s and women make strides in the workplace and the media; in the 2000s, a new decade brings a brave new world in the form of the internet and social media.
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The Reagan presidency ushers in a new era of optimism which leads to extravagance and greed; brands capitalize on the spending while Wall Street capitalizes on the public; marginalized communities find new ways to express themselves.
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A new sense of confidence brings changes to society; the youth culture comes into its own and fashion, like politics, will go to extremes; new subcultures emerge out of the turmoil of the era and demand equal rights.
aired 122 days ago
American soldiers go to war and women go to work; the influence of Hollywood expands; the fashion world is transformed as the economy grows; a growing Cold War builds.
aired 140 days ago
A preview of the new CNN series "American Style."

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