Fashion is many things to many people but a special few can actually see it from the top. We can however get a behind the scenes look with these fabulous fashion films. Assignment Fashion has compiled a list of must see documentaries and movies about the industry just for you. These films below are a little bit more unique as they show the nuts and bolts of the industry.
1) September Issue (2009)
Join the ranks of fashion editors and stylists as they piece together the September issue of the world’s greatest fashion publication, American Vogue. While In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye chronicles the life and works of the people behind the glossy, The September Issue illustrates the luxurious yet intense business required in putting together the largest issue of the year.
2) Diana Vreeland – The eye has to travel (2011)
From her years at Harper’s Bazaar or Vogue to reinvigorating the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, Diana Vreeland is hands-down one of the last century’s greatest talents. The Eye Has to Travel showcases the life of the extraordinary woman, who through the best eras of the 20th century, discovered the power of fashion as art and revolutionized an industry of boring clothing into a franchise of invigorating fashion spreads and glossy coverage.
3) Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s (2013)
Take a behind-the-scenes look at New York City’s most legendary store, Bergdorf Goodman. From launching designer’s careers like Michael Kors and Bobbie Brown to catering to A-list fans, Bergdorf’s true lux appeal is on full display in this must-watch fashion documentary, created to celebrate the store’s 100th anniversary.
4) In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012)
Aspiring to be a fashion editor or photographer? Do you wonder what the life of a fashion stylist truly entails? Well, with In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, Vogue —the fashion Bible—describes just that, in a way both creative and insightful. During this HBO film, you’ll discover the men and women, past and present, behind the glossy pages of the iconic and historical magazine.
5) Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Coco Chanel is inimitable, but Audrey Tautou stars as a close second to none. This French film depicts the designer’s life before the famous fashion house, where she lived as a poor bar performer and milliner. A classic film for classic Coco—before the pearls, perfume and iconic place in history.
6) Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
Think street style photographers are a new invention? Think again. Get up close and personal with Bill Cunningham, an 80-year-old photographer and New York City fashion fixture (and an icon in his own right) who has been tirelessly documenting what people are wearing for The New York Times since the 1970s.
7) Valentino: the last empire (2008)
An intimate look into one of Italy’s, nay, one of the world’s most famous designers, Valentino: The Last Emperor takes a first-time glimpse into glamorous, luxurious and celebrated life and career of Valentino Garavani.
8) Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
9) Mademoiselle C (2013)
In Mademoiselle C, grab a front-row-seat glimpse at editor and stylist Carine Roitfeld and tour through her life of at-home ballet practice, front-row workdays and high-glam style. All this while putting together her first venture since retiring the crown as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris: the first issue of CR Fashion Book.
10) Dior et Moi (2014)
Chronicling the making of Raf Simons’ premier Haute Couture collection with Dior, Dior et Moi> takes an unprecedented look into the famous French fashion house founded by Christian Dior in 1946.