Lifestyle & Fashion

LOVE IN THE CITY [4x52’]

Capital romancing

Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors, or presidents, and designed for business, politics, or faith. But there might be another way to tell the story of our streets, buildings, and monuments.

Nowadays, lovers travel the world to share their love and thus create a new romantic topography of cities.

Our journeys show how love shapes the environment and what lovers need to know to prepare for the perfect romantic holiday in Paris, Mexico City, Rio, and New York.

#FRENCH VERSION [170x26’]

The French art-de-vivre

Fashion, design, gastronomy, art of living... Katherina Marx, a passionate ambassador of French chic, meets the who’s who a lifestyle pundits.

In each episode, a significant guest and reports shine a light on France and its young creators as well as on swanky and trendy places.

BATA: A COBBLER CONQUERS THE WORLD [52’]

Beyond shoemaking

The Bata corporation needs no introduction, this popular footwear brand can be found all around the world.

Shot in France, Brazil, India, Kenya, Zlín and Bratislava, this film tells the story of Tomáš Baťa, how he upended this industry and built an empire.

Beyond the shoe company, he used his fame and fortune to build towns and villages in many countries.

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH [26x52’]

Life changing cosmetic surgery in world-class accommodations

In Thailand, leading surgeons perform plastic surgery operations in world-class hospitals, and patients are pampered in luxurious five-star hotels.

In this series, we follow people determined to change their lives taking all sorts of available options: boob jobs for young and old, mother and daughter bridezilla packages, hen’s parties, extreme foot, and hand makeovers, dental implant tours, sex changes, post-baby mummy makeovers, male breast reduction, liposuction, labiaplasty, booty lifts...

These operations, long out of reach for the global masses, are now no longer the preserve of the rich and famous.

BECOMING CHANEL [52’]

The story of a myth

Chanel's first outlet, established in 1910, was a hat shop. Indeed, Coco Chanel was forbidden to sell clothes there because a seamstress had her business at that same address.

Today, Chanel is one of the world's most famous luxury brands. Emblematic of high-end French fashion, its international appeal has not wavered for more than a century.

How did this woman, born at the end of the 19th century into a destitute family, become this mythical figure?

BEHIND THE SCENES OF A PALACE: THE BRISTOL [45’]

An unparalleled service

Standing tall amongst the very few palaces in Paris is the Bristol.

It has 200 rooms and suites and a 3-star restaurant headed by chef Eric Fréchon. Its 600 employees offer an unparalleled service for customers willing to pay up to 24,000 euros per night.

CHAMPS-ELYSEES, THE AVENUE OF A THOUSAND SECRETS [7x52’]

Backstage and unknown places

You think you know everything about the Champs-Elysées, the ultimate symbol of Paris?

Think again. This series unveils the backstage and unknown places of the most famous avenue in the world, showing the Champs Elysées as never seen before.

CHRISTIAN DIOR: THE REFINEMENT OF A LOST PARADISE [52’]

The creator of the New Look

In 1947, an unknown becomes famous overnight in the fashion world.

Christian Dior has just invented the "New Look", a clothing line that gives a new shape to women. Within a decade, the designer will not only revolutionize fashion but also defines it up to today: the globalization of brands, supermodels...

For Christian Dior, everything is linked to his childhood in Granville, France. A lost paradise found in the garden and the house of his parents’ villa.

CRILLON, THE REVIVAL OF A PARISIAN PALACE [48’]

A complete overhaul to offer the ultimate in luxury

On the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Crillon is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The palace celebrates French civility and welcomes superstars such as Madonna or Mick Jagger.

Closed for 4 years for a complete overhaul, the establishment had lost ground to other Parisian palaces.

To return to the forefront, the Crillon 400 employees are working hard to make it a home away from home for its very demanding customers.

Also available as a 93'

DIOR, SECRETS OF A SHOW [40’]

French luxury

One of the most glamorous events on the planet is probably the Dior show during Fashion Week in Paris.

But before the D-DAY (Dior Day), hundreds of people work their hardest for 2 months to prepare the event.

Models, dressmakers, technicians, all have a hand in perpetuating the tradition of French luxury.

HOMES OF BRAZIL [10x26’]

Welcome into my world

In Brazil, every city has its own atmosphere, style, and charm. You can visit all the landmarks you want but how often are you allowed to enter private homes? Who wouldn’t want to push open some of these closed doors to peek inside and discover firsthand what’s behind the façades?

HOMES OF BRAZIL is your key to these places. This beautifully shot series is a memorable encounter with passionate owners, talented architects, and creative craftsmen.

From modernist houses to colonial mansions, from the favelas to luxurious beach houses, from futurist Rio and Sao Paulo to laidback sea resort Paraty and the legendary Gold Route, this series is a unique mix of travel and architecture.

I LOVE MY BAG [52’]

An iconic object

Dangling on women’s arms, ubiquitous in magazines and on catwalks, the handbag has come to define elegance. It also reflects the personality of its owner through what it holds and hides.

Through encounters with anonymous people or celebrities, this film attempts to pierce the souls of all those who loudly proclaim, "I love my bag".

It also tells how, over the centuries, the handbag has become this iconic object arousing an unreasonable, even irresistible, desire.

KAWAII ASIA [30x25’]

The cult of cute

This fashion & entertainment show, hosted by popular models, including Kumiko Funayama (a cover model for fashion magazines such as Popteen and With), brings you the latest news on Japan's "kawaii" culture.

LUXURY GOODS WORKSHOP [52’]

An unprecedented immersion into a secret world

Through the production secrets of 4 iconic fashion objects (the Hermès scarf, the Vuitton bag, the Weston shoes and the Chaumet tiara), this film goes to places that are often kept secret and full of magic.

Thanks to their talent, skills and passion, the women and men who work in the background of the luxury goods industry bring extraordinary objects into being and perpetuate an unique know-how.

LUXURY REAL ESTATE [28’]

Looking to upgrade

Luxury real estate is breaking all records in France. With the pandemic and the lockdowns, the place of residence has become more important than ever, and wealthy buyers are ready to invest to upgrade.

This trend is as true in the capital as it is in seaside resorts or in the countryside, as these destinations are also benefiting from the widespread adoption of remote working.

The battle is raging all the more as supply is falling while demand is rising.

MASTERS OF DREAMS [4x52’]

Jewelry inspiration and craftsmanship

This series takes us on a globetrotting adventure of glitzy destinations and into a world that is as secretive as it is glamorous.

Iconic jewelry houses reveal the inspiration and craftsmanship that has informed their design legacies and give us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their most magnificent pieces.

MIGAKU HITO [47’]

Polishing as an art

Unbeknownst to many, polishing is an art in Japan and is called Migaku.

Masters of this traditional craft share a sense of beauty and take pride in the happiness they bring to Migaku-related items.

Indeed, what emerges after polishing are things that shine, sparkle, and smiles, characteristics we witness through several encounters and testimonies.

OLIVIER ROUSTEING, THE YOUNG PRINCE OF BALMAIN [40’]

A highly creative designer

During Paris Fashion Week, the Balmain show is the one not to be missed under any circumstances.

For the past 6 years, it has been orchestrated and designed by the young prodigy Olivier Rousteing. This highly talented and sensitive designer has succeeded in rejuvenating the old French fashion house.

For the first time, Olivier Rousteing allowed cameras to film his life at its most dramatic moment.

ORIENTAL EXPRESS: THE ULTIMATE TRAIN EXPERIENCE [48’]

From Bangkok to Singapore in ultimate luxury

It is one of the most beautiful trains in the world.

The restored interior is decorated with superb teak marquetry and woodwork. The cabins, rather suites, compare favorably to those of the most luxurious palaces. The staff is ready to satisfy every need. A steward is at the disposal of a high-end clientele, 24 hours a day, throughout the duration of the trip. The refined menu is the work of a French chef.

An exceptional journey from Bangkok to Singapore into a world of luxury and comfort through breathtaking landscapes.

PACO RABANNE, THE EXTRAVAGANT [52’]

A metallurgist for some and a visionary for others

Paco Rabanne has been labelled a metallurgist by some and a visionary by others. The fact is that he never left anyone indifferent. He retired from the fashion scene in 1999 after more than 30 years of creativity.

The fashion house that bears his name celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Between extravagance and heritage, this film tells the incredible story of its creator.

PARIS FASHION WEEK, THE NEW STARS [40’]

The power of social networks

This year, the stars are not necessarily those you would expect. Indeed, today a new generation is gaining more and more influence in the fashion industry.

Celebrities are now bloggers who owe their fame to social networks.

PLEASURES [12x13’]

The matters of luxury

This series is a sensual tribute to these noble materials which, once worked and shaped by craftsmen of genius, give birth to unique objects that define luxury.

A journey to the heart of the matter and its sumptuous metamorphoses from materials as diverse as leather, silk, crystal, chocolate, flowers or precious stones.

ROSEWOOD, INSIDE THE WORLD'S CRAZIEST HOTEL [52’]

Cidade Matarazzo, the future ideal city

In Brazil, a city like no other is being built. Connected, green, sustainable, responsible, and self-sufficient, Cidade Matarazzo could well become the ideal city.

The project was born out of Alexandre Allard's love affair with a former maternity hospital that had been abandoned since 1933 and is part of São Paulo's historical heritage. He imagined a 5-hectare Eldorado that would bring together several spaces: the first 6-star hotel in South America, a tower with ultra-luxury flats, a market, more than thirty restaurants, and a space dedicated to creativity and Brazilian art.

The buildings are taking shape thanks to internationally renowned architects: Jean Nouvel, Rudy Ricciotti, and star designer Philippe Starck.

SPA SEEKERS [10x26’]

Relax in style

With its exquisite taste and dedication to service, Asia has made spas an art form.

So when model and actress Jaymee Ong and her sister Lindsay start a quest to find the best spas in Asia, you know they’re in for a quite a challenge.

This series go to great length, from Indonesia to Maldives and from Thailand to Taiwan, with only one goal in mind: to find and present you the best spas in Asia.

THE N°5 WAR [52’]

The whiff of a deadly duel

The story of the most famous perfume in the world is worthy of the best novels.

Since its truly revolutionary introduction, back in 1921, it has been wildly coveted. The financial battle it prompted took a whole new turn in 1940 when Coco Chanel, with the help of the Nazis occupying France, went to great lengths to get rid of her Jewish associates, the Wertheimer brothers.

The war they lead against each other started in the Roaring Twenties and went on during the German occupation. It involved the Parisian elite, Nazi spies, unscrupulous businessmen, double agents and brilliant perfume designers.

UNIQUE SPA [12x22’]

Access restricted

Japan is the land of hot springs and this series focuses on spas that are definitely not ordinary, like no changing rooms, or you have to clear the shrub, even having to build your own tub.

With these spas, access might be difficult but then the greater the joy of the soak where all aches and pains are washed away.

UP! ON THE (GREEN) ROOFS OF PARIS [52’]

The secrets high above

This film is an exceptional journey to discover an unknown Paris where Mother Nature reigns; an expedition on the rooftops of the city which harbors amazing hanging gardens.

Strawberries grow above the Galeries Lafayette; vines on City Hall; vegetables on school roofs, tended by students; hops on the BHV department store and the Opéra Bastille, which will soon offer beer to its visitors.

The rooftops of Paris have not revealed all their secrets yet.

VUITTON, BEHIND THE SCENES OF LUXURY’S MASTERMIND [62’]

V.I.P. access

For the first time, the most popular French luxury brand gave access to its workshops, where its famous handbags are laser-cut, its flagship store on the Champs-Elysées (a historical monument dedicated to conspicuous consumption), the repair department (a kind of leather clinic) and the ultra-chic store in Tokyo.

This dazzling film offers a rare peek inside an institution in the luxury industry.

WOMEN AND CHAMPAGNE [52’]

An original view on the most wonderful bubbles

This film immerses viewers in the unique world of the most famous of all sparkling wines, exploring the subject from a fascinating new angle: women’s consuming passion for champagne.

WORKSHOPS’ SECRETS [52’]

Creativity, excellence and know-how

In the secret world of art workshops, creativity combines with excellence and know-how while still respecting traditions.

Master craftsmen, working for the most famous French luxury companies such as Louis Vuitton, Chaumet in the Place Vendôme or the Manufacture de Sèvres, use wood, glass, leather or other exceptional materials.

They share with us their passion and secrets of their art.