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There's lots of encouragement for the contestants, even when they lose. Several of the contestants talk about going after their dreams, and a couple talk about this being their second chance at a dream they gave up.
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The show's subject matter ties in to our celebrity-focused culture's obsession with labels and designer fashion. The sign for one non-chain fabric store (an obscure place buried within L.A.'s garment district) and their bags are shown.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that because this show is about designing gowns/ensembles for red-carpet events at which celebrities are interviewed and photographed, there's a significant emphasis on image (as well as the culture of labels and designer fashion). But that emphasis is to be expected, given the show's context. Contestants get lots of encouragement, and there's no iffy sexual content, violence, or language to worry about. All of that said, kids may not be particularly interested unless they're into fashion.
Is It Any Good?
Who Are You Wearing? is really well put together and genuinely reflects the design process, from sketch to getting the materials to putting something together from scratch. The problem is that all of that doesn't add up to the most riveting process to watch on television, especially when it's stretched out over an hour. The series would have worked much better as a half hour.
Still, for parents whose kids have dreams of designing clothes, it's not a bad way to look at what goes into designing something very specific for a very specific person.
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