Drop everything, and set your DVR! The queen of fashion is coming to television January 22. That's right: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will star in a new hour-long docu-series on arts network Ovation TV. The series, The Fashion Fund, will follow Anna Wintour and other notable members of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) as they choose an upcoming designer to win the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.
The competition for the prestigious award isn't new--in fact, it's in its 11th year--but it's safe to say this is the first year the public will create buzz around the winner, a surefire way to gain more publicity for a fledgling designer. The series aired on Hulu previously, but with little viewership. This time around, network TV could be just the thing the show needs.
Anna Wintour will serve as a judge in the competition, but it's also reported that Jenna Lyons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory CEO Andrew Rosen, and Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing will make an appearance. The winner, announced at the end of the six show series, will walk away with $300,000 and a one-year mentorship from an industry expert. "This is not a contrived documentary," Ovation senior vice president of programming and production, Scott Woodward, told Women's Wear Daily. "These are true fashion experts who have an amazing gift."
As much I love me some Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, I'll be parked firmly on the couch at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 to analyze everything Anna Wintour says, wears, and--most certainly--dismisses.