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September 9, 2009
Sundance Channel kicks off Fashion Week - on TV


New York is the place to be as Fashion Week debuts the spring 2010 collections - starting Thursday.

Can't go? Well, the Sundance Channel will offer a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before a runway show. Sure, there's plenty of glitz, plenty of glamour. And shows that start waaaay later than scheduled.

Starting tonight at 10 p.m., check out the world premiere of "The Day Before," a four-part fashion series that will give viewers an inside look at the creative process that goes into putting on a show. You know, the stuff you don't see on "Project Runway."

Here's the lineup:

* Tonight's show will feature Sonia Rykiel, the Parisian designer who specializes in chic knitwear. What you'll see: Her house's 40th anniversary runway show last October in Paris.

* On Thursday, check out the whiz kids - Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez - who are the designers for the label Proenza Schouler (pictured). What you'll see: Their fall 2009 collection from last February.

* On Friday, it's fashion mastermind Karl Lagerfeld. What you'll see: His Fendi fall 2009 collection shown last March in Milan.

* On Saturday, the final episode goes behind the scenes for a look at one of the most flamboyant designers in the business - Jean Paul Gaultier. What you'll see: His haute couture show in July in Paris.

And check back to 21Q on Friday for my thoughts on the fashion movie "The September Issue," which chronicles Vogue magazine's journey two years ago with the biggest fashion package in the mag's history. I'm catching a sneak preview Thursday night at the Crest.

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