States of Undress

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.6  (245)

States of Undress was a travel docuseries that aired on Viceland from 2016 to 2017. The show was hosted and produced by Hailey Gates, a model and actress who traveled the world to explore current issues related to politics, culture, and fashion. Each episode of States of Undress focused on a different country or region, and Gates interacted with locals, experts, and activists to gain a better understanding of the social and cultural factors that influence fashion and style in those places. Throughout the series, she observed traditional and modern fashions, visited factories and markets, and encountered people engaged in social and political activism.

The series kicked off with an episode about Pakistan, where Gates explored the tension between religious traditions and contemporary fashion. She visited an Islamic fashion show and interviewed designers and models who wanted to blend modern fashion with traditional Muslim dress codes. She also spoke to women involved in political activism who were using fashion as a way to express their social and political views.

In another episode, Gates traveled to Venezuela to investigate the country's fashion culture in the context of the country's economic and political crisis. She met with fashion designers and insiders who were struggling to survive and thrive in a country where importing materials and products is challenging. She also spoke with protesters and activists who were using fashion as a form of political expression.

In the United States, Gates explored the world of factory workers and sweatshops in Los Angeles. She spoke with garment workers who were struggling to earn a living wage and advocated for better working conditions. She also visited fashion designers who were creating sustainable fashion and trying to change the fashion industry's environmental impact.

In Russia, Gates examined the influence of avant-garde fashion on the country's cultural identity. She met with designers who were inspired by the country's artistic and political history and explored the tension between traditional Russian culture and modern fashion. She also spoke with activists who were pushing back against the country's anti-LGBT laws and using fashion as a way to protest.

In another episode, Gates traveled to Congo to explore the country's fashion culture and the influence of its history of conflict and violence. She met with designers who were creating unique and vibrant fashions and spoke with activists who were working to promote peace and human rights in the region.

Throughout the series, Gates used her interviews and observations to weave together a compelling narrative about the intersection of fashion, culture, and politics. Her approach was insightful and empathetic, and she allowed the people she met to tell their own stories in their own words.

Overall, States of Undress was a thought-provoking series that offered a unique perspective on fashion and culture around the world. It was visually stunning, emotionally engaging, and provided a new lens through which to see the world.

States of Undress is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on March 23, 2016.

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Communism, Cam Girls, and Kidnapping
8. Communism, Cam Girls, and Kidnapping
August 1, 2017
Hailey travels to Romania, in the midst of the largest protests since the fall of communism, to find out what it's like to be the first generation of women raised in the EU.
Urban Tribes of Mexico City
7. Urban Tribes of Mexico City
July 25, 2017
In Mexico City, familiar subcultures like punk and emo transform into warring urban tribes. Later, Hailey goes to all corners of the city to find out why these unique identities have taken hold.
Couture and Conflict in Lebanon
6. Couture and Conflict in Lebanon
July 18, 2017
Designers in Lebanon are world renowned for their glamorous gowns. Hailey travels to Beirut to see how Syrian refugees are using their skills to transform Lebanese haute couture.
Cholita Fashion in Bolivia
5. Cholita Fashion in Bolivia
July 11, 2017
Hailey explores identity politics in Bolivia as exemplified by the rise of the indigenous cholita class and the used clothes trade.
Thai Transgender Beauty Pageant
4. Thai Transgender Beauty Pageant
June 27, 2017
Hailey travels to Thailand to explore how transgender models are redefining fashion and influencing a new generation. But does representation on the runway lead to social progress?
Beyond the Burkini in France
3. Beyond the Burkini in France
June 20, 2017
Hailey travels to France to explore the recent rise in Islamophobia and how it's affecting the way Muslim women dress.
Clothing and Corruption in Liberia
2. Clothing and Corruption in Liberia
June 13, 2017
Hailey meets the Americo-Liberians who are trying to shake Liberia out of a cultural coma by hosting "Fashion Week Liberia."
Packing Heat in Heels
1. Packing Heat in Heels
June 6, 2017
Women are the fastest growing group of gun owners in the US. Hailey attends a concealed carry fashion show in Ohio to hear their stories and go shooting with grandma.
Where to Watch States of Undress
States of Undress is available for streaming on the Viceland website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch States of Undress on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Viceland, Sling, Google Play and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 23, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (245)