Jersey Couture

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Jersey Couture
Genre Reality documentary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Production
Executive producer(s) Abby Greensfelder
Brian Flanagan
Jacqueline Cardillo
Laura Palumbo Johnson
Matthew Ostrom
Sean Gallagher
Production company(s) Half Yard Productions
Magilla Entertainment
Release
Original network Oxygen
Original release June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01) – March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)

Jersey Couture is an American reality documentary series that premiered June 1, 2010 on Oxygen.[1] The series follows the Scali family as they run their dress boutique, Diane & Co., located in Freehold, New Jersey and the personal lives of the owners along with the staff.[2]

On February 7, 2012, the second season of Jersey Couture premiered.[3]

Prom Dress Incident[edit]

On Friday, May 20, 2011, Diane Scali, owner of the dress shop Diane & Co., made international headlines when she refused to issue a refund on a dress from a 16-year-old girl whose boyfriend and prom date died in a car accident just 2 weeks before her prom.[4][5] Scali was quoted in the media as saying "It's not my fault her boyfriend died.", to boycott Diane & Co. and within 5 days had 15,000 fans worldwide supporting the teenager. Scali made headlines in newspapers and television from New York to Los Angeles and United Kingdom.[6]

On Monday, May 23, Diane & Co. was the main subject of talk show radio angst as local and national radio programs discussed her choice to wage war on the young girl. In the end, after nearly a week long battle, which included the cast of the show, their publicist and lawyers, Diane & Co. refunded the $1,500 dress to the girls' father.

Cast[edit]

  • Diane Scali -- Diane is the owner of the dress shop, Diane & Co. Married to Sal—and mother to Kimberly, Christina, and Anthony—she sells dresses and, along with her daughters, designs custom gowns for clients.[7]
  • Kimberly "Kim" Gambale -- The oldest daughter, Kimberly helps manage the dress shop with her mother. Kimberly is co-creator of Diane & Co.’s Fluff Me Service, which provides "day of" pampering to clients at their special events. Kimberly is married and has 2 children(a daughter and a son).[8]
  • Christina "Chrissy" Scali -- The middle child, Christina is fresh from leaving her parents’ home. Testing the boundaries as a single woman in New Jersey, Christina’s love life is always a topic of conversation in the shop.[9]
  • Anthony Scali -- The youngest Scali, works as a DJ in a party planning business, Scali Entertainment. Anthony often offers advice and light-hearted teasing.[10]
  • Sal Scali -- Diane's husband. Along with Anthony, Sal provides a sounding board for the other staff members.[11]
  • Mac Duggal -- One of the shop's main dress suppliers whose store they visit in Chicago.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Dress, Drama, Action!" June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
2 "Chrissy's Supersweet 16" June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
3 "Jersey Goes Aspen" June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
4 "Fashion Tweak" June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
5 "Pageants and Passions" June 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
6 "Prom Mania" July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
7 "Fame and Fashion" July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
8 "Should I Stay or Should I Go" July 20, 2010 (2010-07-20)

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Say Yes to Excess" February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
2 "All My Dresses" February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
3 "Style Rivals" February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
4 "Diane's Way or the Highway" February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
5 "It's a Man, Baby" February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
6 "Diane's Way or the Highway" February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
7 "Big Sister Is Watching" February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
8 "Blinging Sexy Back" March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
9 "Jersey Brides" March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
10 "A Hard Sell" March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
11 "A Hard Sell" March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
12 "Weight Loss Beauties" March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
13 "Couture Challenge" March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
14 "Prom Mania!" March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jersey Couture Episode: "I Only Want Couture for My Jersey Store!"". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jersey Couture: Cast & Details". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jersey Couture Episode: "Say Yes to Excess"". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Silver, Katie (23 May 2011). "Prom dress store owned by reality TV star 'rejects girl seeking refund... to pay for her dead boyfriend's funeral'". Daily Mail. London. 
  5. ^ Mandell, Nina (21 May 2011). "Black Friday deals for Target, H&M, Forever21, Old Navy, Radio Shack and more". Daily News. New York. 
  6. ^ http://www.jacksonnjonline.com/2011/05/20/developing-story-oxygen-networks-jersey-couture-television-show-star-focal-point-of-jackson-outrage/
  7. ^ "Jersey Couture". Oxygen Official Site. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jersey Couture". Oxygen Official Site. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jersey Couture". Oxygen Official Site. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jersey Couture". Oxygen Official Site. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jersey Couture". Oxygen Official Site. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 

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