States of Undress
Documentary · Foreign/International
Model and journalist Hailey Gates jet sets to remote parts of the globe and diverse cultures to get the skinny on what the world is wearing, and why.
Directed byJack Newman
S01:E01 - Pakistan
In Pakistan, Karachi Fashion Week provides a kind of sanctuary, but outside its bubble Hailey finds the forces working to eradicate the progressive culture it represents.
S01:E02 - Congo
Despite western views of the Congo, the capital city Kinshasa is a runway for its citizens. But among myriad social issues, is fashion a means for progress, or just a distraction?
S01:E03 - Venezuela
In a country with its own stories of violence and protest, Hailey discovers that beauty is the most popular, if dangerous, pursuit for its people.
S01:E04 - Russia
In Russia, Western fashion is hard to come by due to sanctions. But in a country where buying a fur coat is almost a rite of passage, the demand for luxury brands is only growing.
S01:E05 - Palestine
While fashion week offers Palestinians some freedom of self-expression, Hailey explores how a country seeking sovereignty defines itself through culture.
S01:E06 - China
Hailey visits the world’s manufacturing capital to find out how China is transitioning from making the West’s goods to designing them.
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