Fashion reality show to be based in Louisville

Todd Harrison Calvert (Source: Glasscock Boutique)
Todd Harrison Calvert (Source: Glasscock Boutique)

From Glasscock Boutique

LOUISVILLE, KY - Glasscock Boutique will take center stage in a new reality based fashion series scheduled to begin airing on national cable outlets in Fall 2014. Todd Harrison Calvert, Glasscock Boutique's Director of Fashion, has signed on to be the host. The series will be a half hour, weekly formatted show based on the equestrian lifestyle and the fashion that goes with it.

Personalities from all disciplines of the equestrian industry will be featured: Polo, Eventing, Thoroughbred racing, Saddlebred, Arabian, Dressage and Coaching. While some filming will happen within the Glasscock Boutique location on Chenoweth Lane, a large majority of production will take place on site at client estates, horse farms, race tracks, and show rings around the country and designer showrooms in NYC and Paris highlighting the concierge service that Todd Harrison Calvert and Glasscock offer their clients.

Taping for the series, with a working title "GLASSCOCK:  The Ladies of the Horse World," will begin Derby week. Locations will include some of the most heralded Thoroughbred and Saddlebred farms in the nation, Churchill Downs, the private homes of clients, Glasscock Boutique and numerous charity events. Initial taping for the pilot and three subsequent episodes will take seven days. "Sleep during that time is not really an option, I suppose," according to Calvert.

Calvert is closely guarding the list of clients scheduled to appear on the show, along with the locations and events that will be covered. "Glasscock Boutique has never been a store that shares a great deal of our inner workings, and our clients are very private people. To do a show like this demands much discretion, and a lot of thorough planning so that our clients maintain their privacy while showcasing the horses and fashion that they love."

Because the series will ultimately be fashion oriented, with a splash of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" thrown in, many designers have signed on to assist in the first segments. Christian Siriano, long a favorite of the Glasscock clientele is custom making three dresses to be worn at the Derby and Oaks. Members of Carolina Herrera's team have sent many items to client approval. Ralph Rucci and Zang Toi will continue to be favorites of those that truly wish to stand apart from the crowd.

Glasscock, founded in 1972 by Mary F. Glasscock, is Louisville's oldest privately owned specialty boutique and the only retail outlet within a four hour drive to offer luxury designers from NYC, Paris and Milan such as Carolina Herrera, Bibhu Mohapatra, Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Georges Chakra, Ralph Rucci and Zang Toi. According to Calvert, "We are kind of a mini-Bergdorf, right here in the bluegrass.  We have great designers that hang in stock, specialize in special orders and true couture, and have a world-wide client base.  I'm a little proud that we can do all of this in Louisville."

Critically acclaimed New York based Envision Studio and award-winning videographer Ben Nelson will produce the new series. Nelson will head a five-person camera and production crew based out of New York City. Envision Studio counts among their many clients Oscar de la Renta, Dennis Basso, MAC Cosmetics Nicole Miller and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.