4 Fashion Documentaries That Will Change The Way You Think About Fashion

Like everyone, I love a good movie. However, recently, I found myself enjoying documentaries even more, especially when wanting to get a little more out of my Netflix binge. Like every Fashionista, I love everything that involves fashion and that includes films. But fashion is not just just pretty clothes and newest trends; it is about bigger social context; history; people and their visionary ideas. Fashion documentaries, when done well, can provide their viewers with great knowledge and such an exclusive insight into the world of fashion that would be impossible to convey in a magazine article.

So as start to set up your queue, be sure to filter in some stylish substance amongst the fluff. And in case you need some recs, here are four of my favorite documentaries that have changed the way I think about fashion.

‘Dior and I’

This documentary will take you into the world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a  behind-the-scenes insight into Raf Simon’s first haute couture collection. It will make you feel like being a part of the elite that experiences the process of creating the collection and all of the logistics of putting such a tremendous runway show only a few actually get to see in the real life.

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‘The September Issue’

If Anna Wintour is your spirit animal, this documentary definitely should be on your list to watch. The filmmaker takes you to the world where the biggest issue in Vogue’s history was produced as you are able to follow ups and downs of the editor-in-chief of the fashion bible and her team.

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‘Bill Cunningham New York’

It is a must see doc if you are a creative, photographer, artist, or any type of visual creator! This documentary is a profile of Bill Cunningham, an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, who was known for this street style photography works he has done in New York. Moreover, it is also a great lesson on how to look for fashion trends that happen on street runways.

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‘The First Monday in May’

If you love museums and the combination of art and fashion sounds perfect to you, this doc is for you! It allows you to follow the process of the creation and preparation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history called ”China: Through The Looking Glass.” It explores Chinese-inspired Western fashions throughout the lenses of Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

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What are some of your favorite fashion documentaries? Let us know in the comments below!