Fashion Documentaries to Watch

Stuck indoors? We’ve gathered documentaries, movies and TV series surrounding the theme of fashion for your viewing pleasure. The documentaries delve into the intensity of the fashion industry, with interviews from fashion icons. Take a journey into the lives of the most iconic fashion figures from Magazine editors, to fashion icons and world-famous fashion designers.

The movies or series depict the lives and tragedies surrounding the fashion industry. With the Murder of Gianni Versace and the life of Halston, our list will surely satisfy your curiosity about the fashion industry.

 

Iris


 Iris Apfel continues her work as a businesswoman and fashion icon at 99 years old, saying, “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.” This documentary showcases her eccentric style and glamour. Inspiring us to own our individual style. Iris grew up middle-class during the Great Depression, she has an eye for style, and accessories.

 

Halston


 The series on Netflix plays tribute to American fashion designer Roy Halston. The mini-series brings us through Halston breakthrough into the fashion scene. He dressed Bianca Jagger for her nights out at Studio 54, Liza Mennelli’s stage outfits and Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat. Halston was part of the American glamour of 1970s and ’80s.

 

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

Manolo Blahnik, made famous in the Sex in the City series is regarded as the greatest shoe designer of the 20th and 21st century. The documentary follows his career, beginning from his childhood memories of making shoes of muslin and ribbons for lizards. The film highlights his work with regular clients including Rihanna and Naomi Campbell.

 

House of Z

Zac Posen launched his fashion house at the age of 21, whilst studying at Central Saint Martin putting him on the list of aspiring fashion designers. He designed a pink silk dress for Naomi Campbell which helped kick start his career in fashion. Director Sandy Chronopoulos details the developing events following the start of his career in the fashion industry, to his downfall and subsequent rise.

 

 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story 

 

A mini-series part of the American Crime Story is a true crime anthology. It gives us an in-depth look into the events that unfolded in the life of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Leading up to the murder of Gianni Versace in front of his Miami home.

 

Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer

 

Jeremy Scott had humble beginnings in Missouri and rocketed to stardom, despite his continuous struggle with rejection from the industry. This documentary brings together his journey in fashion, to where is he now as Creative Director of Moschino.

 

The First Monday in May

We all know the MET Gala, all too well. Vogue’s annual charity event held at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the guest list includes fashion designers and celebrities. The documentary follows Anna Wintour and her crew on how they plan and organise one of the worlds’ biggest fashion events.

 

Dries 

 

Take a look into the life of fashion designer Dries Van Noten. You get a look into the designer’s home and atelier. The documentary gives us insight into the creative process of her amazing collections.