E! REVEALS THE AMBITION, TALENT AND SAVVY IT TAKES TO WALK IN THE GLAMOROUS HEELS OF AN ICON WHEN "HOUSE OF DVF" PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
The New Original Series Takes Viewers on the Once-In-A-Lifetime Journey of Eight Fiercely Determined Young Women Eyeing the DVF Global Brand Ambassador Position, and Reveals the Life Lessons They Receive from
Diane von Furstenberg Along the Way
Los Angeles, October 1, 2014 - Diane von Furstenberg and her eponymous fashion brand have long been symbols of confidence, grace and fearlessness. Now, as Diane mentors a new generation of hard-working young women ready to take their careers to the next level at DVF, E! is there to capture every triumphant and pressure-filled moment in a new genre of television. "House of DVF" premieres Sunday, November 2 at 10pm ET/PT on E! "House of DVF" will also come to E! in 100 countries, premiering in November internationally - the same month as the US premiere.
"With 'House of DVF,' I am able to open the doors of my company and show the endless possibilities young girls can find in fashion." - Diane von Furstenberg
Only the most intelligent and talented young women are considered for the glamorous and highly coveted brand ambassador position with one of fashion's most prestigious brands. Diane herself has handpicked the eight young women, who are determined to impress her as they are tasked with working in different areas of Diane's empire, based in the dazzling DVF offices in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. From planning a press lunch to working at the DVF Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week, the candidates are expected to execute every duty perfectly, although things don't always go as planned.
The stakes are high: testing tempers, fraying nerves, forging friendships and revealing rivalries among the ladies. Jessica Joffe (DVF's Style Editor) and Stefani Greenfield (DVF's SVP of Merchandising) guide the candidates through the tough days and nights. Yet Diane herself is there at all times, committed to and passionate about selecting the right young woman for the job. She observes, evaluates and empowers them to open up about their lives and dreams in one-on-one sessions and does not mince words when she feels they haven't presented themselves as a member of the DVF team should. Diane believes every one of them has what it takes to be the woman they want to be, and wants to provide them with the tools to do so.
The ambassador candidates are:
- Codi Critchfield, a sensitive 22-year-old fashion photographer from Utah
- Lenore Genovese, a cheerful, 23-year-old New York native and FIT student
- Brittany Hampton, a 23-year-old fashion stylist from San Francisco who seems wise beyond her years
- Kier Mellour, a 24-year-old fashion blogger who's ready to take charge
- Abigail Petit-Frere, a 22-year-old wardrobe stylist from Florida who's confident in her ability to secure her dream job
- Amanda Schauer, a 21-year-old student studying Fashion Design & Merchandising at Drexel University
- Tiffani Warkenthein, a 19-year-old South Bronx native is the youngest of the group and incredibly receptive to learning anything and everything
- Jinna Yang, a 25-year-old stylist and blogger who's just as task oriented when it comes to working hard as she is when it comes to blowing off steam
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. Popular E! programming includes core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" and "Botched." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
About Diane von Furstenberg
A global luxury lifestyle brand and one of the premier names in American fashion, Diane von Furstenberg was founded in 1972 by the designer. Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has expanded to a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including handbags, shoes, small leather goods, scarves, and fine jewelry. The company also offers luggage, eyewear, and home furnishings. In 2012, its Founder and Co-Chairman, Diane von Furstenberg, was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine. She is also the author of the upcoming memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, to be released on October 28, 2014.
Headquartered in New York City, DVF now boasts a global distribution network in over 55 countries and 1500 points of sale including 97 DVF owned and partnered stores throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. DVF can be found online at http://www.dvf.com.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.
About Hud:sun Media
Dedicated to developing, producing and distributing premium content across every platform, Hud:sun Media tells compelling stories built around dynamic characters that resonate with niche and broad audiences alike. Hud:sun Media currently produces the new style and pop culture talk show "The Fabulist" for E!, and the new series "Living Differently" for Oxygen. Past productions include the groundbreaking docuseries "I'm Having Their Baby" for Oxygen, "Pregnant in Heels" for Bravo, and "The Doc Club" for OWN. Digitally, Hud:sun Media has been a leader in creating premium content for national brands like Nine West and Mattel as well as producing signature shows like "Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff" for Yahoo, "Decoding Style with Nina Garcia" for AOL and multiple shows for Conde Nast Entertainment's launches of Glamour, GQ and Teen Vogue video channels. Recently, Mode Media (formerly Glam Media) announced a partnership with Hud:sun Media to produce four new digital series in 2014.