Sky orders fashion doc series
Sky has ordered Kingdom of Dreams, an archive-led documentary series set in the world of fashion from the early 1990s to the 2010s.
Misfits Entertainment, the production company behind BAFTA-nominated documentary McQueen, about the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, is making the 4 x 60 series in collaboration with Fremantle.
The show will chronicle three decades, which saw fashion burst out of its elite, traditional image into a world of ground-breaking creativity.
Misfits is headed by filmmakers Ian Bonhôte, Dee Ryder and Peter Ettedgui; they began developing Kingdom of Dreams with Fremantle shortly after the theatrical release of McQueen.
Bonhôte and Ettedgui said: “We are immensely grateful to Fremantle and Sky for giving us the opportunity to return to the fashion world and expand on the narrative approach we evolved for McQueen to tell the story of a truly extraordinary period in fashion. We can’t wait to share it with audiences all over the world.”
Poppy Dixon, director of documentaries and factual at Sky, commented: “The creativity, opportunity and mystery inherent in the fashion industry has always sparked curiosity and intrigue. When the team at Misfits and Fremantle shared their ambitious plans to tell the story of how the industry grew to become the global behemoth it is now, we knew Sky Documentaries would be the perfect home for this captivating story.”
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