The doyenne of Hollywood vintage, Doris Raymond, and her Los Angeles store The Way We Wore(R), are the focus of the new Smithsonian Channel original series "L.A. FROCK STARS", premiering Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Raymond is prized for her tenacity in finding hidden gems and for her encyclopedic knowledge of designer fashion. The Way We Wore(R) is a destination for Hollywood's modern-day glitterati as well as high-profile stylists to the stars. "L.A. FROCK STARS" offers an inside look at the quest for the perfect dress. Raymond and her colorful staff, Sarah, Shelly Lyn, Jascmeen and Kyle, assist an endless stream of clients, all with unique needs, from Dita von Teese and Debi Mazar to Linda Ramone and a host of others. (Source: Smithsonian Channel)
There's a reason Doris Raymond's vintage clothing boutique is in L.A.: It's where glamour meets fashion. Home to the biggest celebrities, top stylists, and award-winning costume designers, it's also the place where vintage clothes from cinema's golden age set modern trends. Follow Doris on her biggest coup ever as she helps stylist Gaelle Paul find the perfect '40s film noir outfits to fill a huge magazine spread. Then see her talented staff help costume designer Lou Eyrich pick the right pieces for a pivotal scene in "American Horror Story."
Concerned that her vintage boutique shop may be seen as too high-end, Doris Raymond decides to rebrand the store's website to attract a newer and more youthful clientele. Challenges arise, and the relaunch deadline is rapidly approaching. But Doris and The Way We Wore® team do not let that slow them down for a minute. Follow them as they dress burlesque artist Dita von Teese, sell design inspiration to celebrity stylist Jen Rade, and take a private studio tour with revered jeweler to the stars, Joseff of Hollywood.