Top 5 Fashion Documentaries

Famous fashion houses always keen on making a documentary, usually about the creative process behind their creation. It takes you behind the world’s most prestigious maisons, also grants you the VIP access behind the billion-dollar industry.

HBO just released the news that Ralph Lauren will join fashion documentaries club. It will be titled Very Ralph, directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy. It will take on Lauren’s sixth decade in fashion business reflecting on his journey from a boy from Bronx to what he is now.
If you are a fashion junkie, here are some documentaries you might want to be peepin at, before watching Very Ralph:
  1. Dior and I
Dior and I tells you a story of Raf Simons’s inauguration at the house of Dior following his appointment in 2012. It follows Raf on an intense, high-pressured journey in which he was tasked to create his debut couture collection in just eight weeks. The documentary also paying homage to the seamstresses who made the collection happened.
  1. 7 Days Out
Following Chanel as the true fashion wonder, to the passing of its Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld in early 2019. You can watch this documentaries on Netflix which they focus on the week leading up to the house’s SS18 couture collection. Catch on the fitting, casting and backstage situation at the Grand Palais on the show day.
  1. The September Issue
This documentary follows the making of American Vogue’s 2007 September issue, the most important issue of the year and remains US Vogue’s largest to date. It gave the public access to the inner working of Vogue, also Anna Wintour’s hard work.

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  1. The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
Have you heard of Manolo Blahink? This is a story about the fashion’s most acclaimed shoemakers as his business continues to grow. His shoes are worn by the biggest name such as Rihanna, Naomi Campbell etc. it’s a must-watch for anyone who dream of owning their mules and more.
  1. The True Cost
This seminal documentary takes a glimpse on the side of fashion industry that is often overlooked. Sweatshop, exploitation, pollution especially when it comes to mass-production fast fashion. This is not to guilt you into shopping, but is indeed an important acknowledgment of the hands and lives behind clothing.
Writer: Ervina Michelle Liem
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim

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