I live for a good and informational documentary, especially when it’s about Fashion! I mean can you blame me? How could you not love a documentary about Fashion? Over the years I’ve curated the perfect list of Fashion Docs from inside looks at the Met Gala to the story of Bergdorf Goodman. To some this might sound boring but if you’re like me then this is right up your alley! So let’s get into this list.
The September Issue
The film revolves around the making of the Vogue September 2007 issue. (The September Vogue is traditionally the biggest, most important issue of the year.) It depicts the effort that goes into making the magazine, and the passion that Grace Coddington, a former model turned creative director and the only person who dares to stand up to Anna Wintour, has for the highly regarded fashion magazine. In the film, Coddington is often portrayed as the leading victim to Wintour’s aggressive personality. The relationship between Wintour and Coddington reveals itself to be symbiotic, as Wintour recognizes Coddington’s expertise and keen eye for design. In the end, Wintour approves most of Coddington’s ideas and they appear in the final version of the September issue.
A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel, the 93-year-old style maven who has had an out-sized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades, from legendary late 88-year-old documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
Scatter My Ashes a Bergdorf’s
It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s.
Crazy About Tiffany’s
Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless sophistication. From past to present, unveiling the behind-the-scenes characters and the clients beholden to its charm, CRAZY ABOUT TIFFANY’S is the first, fully authorized documentary capturing how a simple jewelry store has woven itself into pop culture to become a global phenomenon. This captivating glimpse will take us from the moment each jewel is conceived by the first female Tiffany Design Director, Francesca Amfitheaterof, to the Tiffany-designed trophy hoisted at the Super Bowl, and to the jewel-adorned Oscar red carpet in Hollywood. The Tiffany & Co. reach is vast. Whether it’s focusing on the Tiffany family, following the priceless Tiffany Diamond to China, or documenting how master craftsmen hand make a classic Jean Schlumberger design, the film captures the dramatic and inspiring depth of an uncompromising company and brand.
The First Monday in May
A behind the scenes look at the preparations for the 2015 art exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to as the Met Gala, which has become one of the hottest tickets in town.