It’s nearly impossible to cut down 27 years of Fashion Television into just a list of 10 clips but we’ve scoured the net to find a few of our favourites, following the news that the groundbreaking show will go off their air. Jeanne Beker, host of FT, has been at the forefront of fashion since the shows inception while championing Canadian designers everywhere she walked. From the launch of FT to In Fashion (a news-focused segment hosted by Glen Baxter) to several print spinoffs (FQ, Sir and Fashion Television Magazine), it’s take a look down memory lane at some of FT’s greatest moments captured on camera:
1. The opening montage in 1994 featuring Fashion Television‘s theme song “Obsession” by Animotion.
2. Beker was always there interviewing up-and-coming labels to industry giants. Here the host looks back at Marc Jacobs’ rise to fashion fame, starting with an interview in 1986 with the designer in Toronto.
3. With the increasing number of celebrity fashion lines, Beker even had the opportunity to chat with some of Hollywood’s finest. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continue to rise one the fashion charts and even earned themselves a one-hour special on FT.
4. But with celebrity comes chaos. Here we see Beker chasing after self-proclaimed designer Lindsay Lohan following her short-lived role as a co-creative director behind Ungaro.
5. Beker always brought her spark and fire on camera. But sometimes that meant literally!
6. From covers to high fashion shoots, FT was always there on-set with FLARE.
7. Beker’s exclusive access and friendships with designers enabled FT’s cameras to reveal the world of fashion–well before reality TV.
8. Even the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker gets shy (and perhaps a little star struck) when meeting Beker and the FT team.
9. The late Alexander McQueen’s career was well documented by the FT cameras and here we see his life in fashion from start to finish.
10. Sunday nights just won’t be the same. Expect to see Beker continue with her fashion line and other ventures following the end of Fashion Television.