You don’t need us to tell you that it is miserable outside. However, it is warm and cosy inside so what better time to sit and watch a great fashion film.
Keep reading to get inspired and see 5 films about fashion to watch while it’s cold outside.
1. The First Monday in May
Have you ever wanted to go to the Met Gala? Well us too! With the First Monday in May, you can. This 90 minute Documentary follows Editor in Chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour and curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Andrew Bolton. Creating the most attended fashion exhibit in history: the 2015 art exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass.
This film is a great insight into how the world views fashion. With the question can fashion be art ruminated upon. Also this is great insight to how Vogue courts celebrity, and exposure.
You will have probably seen a lot of this incredible woman, but may not actually know much about her. This documentary showcases the eccentric 97 year old Iris Apfel. Interior designer and outspoken champion of eclectic fashion.
It is incredible to see how Iris has spent her life collecting, and amassing her personal style. This is a joy to watch and will please all who choose to do so.
3. Dior and I
This documentary follows the first collection by then Creative Director of Dior, Raf Simons. With a seemingly small amount of time, and a team that is not used to Raf’s creative style. Simons puts together an epic Collection.
This film shows the pain and reality that being creative can cause. Simons refuses to compromise on his vision, pushing the in-house Dior atelier to the limit. This is a rare and unseen side to fashion and the way it pushes its creatives to the limit.
4. The September Issue
This is an absolute classic, and a must see for any fashion fan. This documentary follows the creative editorial Team at American Vogue. Putting together their legendary September Issue. With strong characters Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and Tonne Goodman, this is a realistic and juicy view inside the publishing world.
It also features appearances from countless designers, celebrities, candid interviews, and also a baby faced Edward Enninful. If you want to see how fashion magazines are made, watch this. Even 10 years on, this is still incredible entertaining.
Step back in time with us all the way to 1995, to catch a glimpse of an iconic fashion house. Unzipped is a behind-the-scenes documentary showing the build up and launch of Isaac Mizrahi’s AW94 collection. The film explores the inspirations Mizrahi drew from to create the show. Whist also revealing the harsh reality of mounting a major fashion show.
Even with the biggest amount of support from the industry (Chanel bankrolled the business from 1992-98) and the biggest supermodels, businesses cannot always survive. Issac Mizrahi’s line was closed in 1998 after Chanel pulled its investment. This documentary is an insight that is fuelled by creativity and reality.