It’s hard to imagine our lives without reality tv: from classics like Keeping up with the Kardashians to Love & Hip Hop to whatever “brand new reality show like no other” is getting churned out next. Even Snapchat dabbles in the world of reality tv, with 12 original short-formed shows to attract audiences to the slowly dying app. It’s easy to forget there was a time when reality tv was uncharted territory but we’re here to remind you. We want to take you back to a time, fourteen years ago, when 5 upper-middle-class white women from Orange County Florida introduced themselves to our screens.
Since then, the Real Housewives franchise has been entertaining us for nearly 15 years and spawned over 19 different spin-offs worldwide. And in those years, Real Housewives have given us memeable content aplenty, from ‘Woman yelling at cat’ on Real Housewives of Beverley Hills to the historic Real Housewives of Orange County vine, “THAT’S MY OPINION!”. Real Housewives has garnered a massive cult following since its debut and created a generation who can’t go one day without telling their partner “have a piece of bread and maybe you’ll calm down” during an argument.
To celebrate the iconic franchise, we’ve re-created some of our favourite Real Housewives moments with a special #fashion flare.
Words and photography Sofia Wilkinson-SteelModel Lianna Perdis from BMA models
MUA Ryn Zhan
Hair Emily Joanna
Stylist Innes WooStylist Assistant Sonia Tefilova
Set Design Amelia Tavenner
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