The fashion industry has had a long and illustrious history. Apart from trendy clothes, it has also given us a number of incredible moments. From high-profile designers to immensely successful fashion labels, there are so many inspiring stories that stem from this sector. Fortunately for fashion lovers, a large number of them have been preserved in the form of documentaries. Here are some interesting fashion documentaries to inspire that fashionista in you:
Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes
We all know one can never have too many shoes. And which woman does not covet a pair of Louboutins? In this scintillating documentary, we are given a glimpse into the working of one of the world’s most renowned shoe designers. It explores every aspect of his life and covers how he works and the secret behind his success. With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, you can see what goes into making the famous red-soled shoes that set new trends in fashion.
Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel
Diana Vreeland was one of the first fashion editors who attained fashion newsmaker status in her own right. She was known both for her legendary wit as well as her dedication towards her work. While she is no more, the mark she has left on the fashion industry is indelible. Having worked for more than 20 years at Harper’s Bazaar, she played a key role in determining fashion trends. Made by her granddaughter-in-law, this documentary provides an unbiased account of her journey –from an unhappy childhood, to her first big break and how she went on to personify high fashion styles.
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is without a doubt one of the most well-known fashion labels in the world. Those of us who love the brand and have followed its journey would be no stranger to Marc Jacobs. He was considered one of the most successful creative directors at the brand till he quit in October 2013. This documentary takes you inside the fashion house and offers you a candid view of Jacobs at work. Interestingly, Loic Prigent, who filmed this documentary, happens to be the first person who was allowed access to film Jacobs at work.
Dior And I
This beautifully shot documentary gives us a delightful look at the brand that sets new fashion trends each season. It features designer Raf Simmons, then newly appointed creative director of Dior. Known for his minimalistic approach to menswear, he is seen facing a number of challenges in showcasing his first couture line for the mammoth fashion label. Set in Paris, it offers us a look at what happens behind the scenes, and how a collection goes from design to runway.
The September Issue
There probably doesn’t exist a fashion lover who hasn’t laid their hands on at least one issue of Vogue. This documentary follows the process of creating the September 2007 issue for the magazine, considered the most important publication of the year. With lots of trendy clothes and new fashion styles, it is a treat for the eyes. It also features the dynamic editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour and her conflicts with the creative director Grace Coddington.
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