Honest, compelling and intimate — these films give us a glimpse into the fast-paced world of fashion.
Explore the life of the late, brilliant, but tortured, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who started his career in his teens before gaining notice as a designer for Givenchy. He then launched his own label, which continues to this day.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
“I’m not interested in celebrities and their free dresses, I’m interested in clothes,” said legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, who also claimed, “the best fashion show is definitely on the street.”
Watch the trailer: here
Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue (2016)
This TV series takes viewers inside the fashion-filled world of British Vogue as editor Alexandra Shulman and her team prepare for the magazine’s 100th-anniversary edition.
Where to watch: BBC
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2017)
Showcasing candid and unrehearsed glimpses of Marc Jacobs in the throes of creative invention, this documentary explores how the famous designer consistently broke new ground with innovative designs that steered fashion into new directions.
Where to watch: Prime Video
Loic Prigent’s YouTube channel
Not a film, but no less of a must-watch, Loic Prigent captures everything you want to see in fashion. From behind the scenes at fashion shows to interviews with designers and celebrities alike, your days will soon be filled with Loic. You can thank us later.
Watch it all: here
Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
One review of this fascinating film about the late designer’s notoriously private life said, “the designer’s droll wit makes this a compelling (if bitchy) documentary.” Which, is really all we need to make us watch it.
See the trailer: here
Martin Margiela: In his own Words (10th April 2020)
Shrouded in mystery, this rule-breaking designer is finally ready to show us exactly who he is. Martin Margiela’s famous for staying out of the spotlight, choosing to let his work speak for him. He’s never given any sit-down interviews, released any official portraits and. in press statements, he refers to the house as “we”. Now, Margiela provides the commentary for the whole film as he explains why he’s chosen to remain anonymous all these years.
See the trailer: here