Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Top Ten Cult Fashion Documentaries

 
1. The September Issue (2009) . 90 min. A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.
 
2. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007). 89 min. An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.
 
3. Mademoiselle C (2013) . 93 min. A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.
 
4. L'amour fou (II) (2010) . 98 min. A documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge.
 
5. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) . 96 min. A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.
 
6. A Notebook on Clothes and Cities (Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten (1989)). 79 min. Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.
 
7. Catwalk (1995) . 95 min. A camera follows model Christy Turlington through the spring fashion shows in Milan, Paris, and New York one year in the early 1990s, probably 1992.
 
8. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011). 86 min. A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
 
9. Girl Model (2011). 78 min. A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.
 
10. The Tents (2012). 80 min. First ever look behind-the-scenes at NY Fashion Week, with the history of how it all began in the early 1990's. Story told by the 'Fashion Insiders' and the Top Fashion Designers.