The stylish side of classic TV

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February 09, 2003|By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

So you weren't invited to any Fashion Week shows in New York and the closest you've gotten to fashion editrix Anna Wintour is your monthly subscription to Vogue.

Well, fear not, there are other ways to conjure the spirit of Fashion Week -- even if you are south of the cat(ty)walks.

Between tonight and Thursday, Nick at Nite is showing fashion-related episodes from classic TV sitcoms like The Cosby Show, Cheers, Three's Company, All in the Family and Charles in Charge. There is the episode where Cosby's Clair hires a personal trainer (Debbie Allen) known as the "Bonecrusher" to help her lose weight and fit into a new dress; the Cheers where Cliff goes into the shoe business; and the Three's Company where Jack takes on a modeling job only to find out he has to pose nude. The shows will air beginning at 9 p.m. every night.

To cap the week, check out Inside TV Land: Style & Fashion, a one-hour special starting at 9 p.m., Feb. 14, on TV Land, that looks at how shows from I Love Lucy to Sex and the City have influenced fashion.

Watching fashion-related TV may not be as fun as actually going to the shows, but, hey, at least you can wear whatever you want. Forget Manolos -- the most important accessory of the evening will be your remote.

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