10 best documentaries about fashion

Contents
  • The Secret World of Haute Couture
  • Notes on clothes and cities / Notebooks on Cities and Clothes( 1989)
  • Legend of Lee Bowery( 2002)
  • McQueen and II( 2011)
  • Catwalk( 1996)
  • Live History: Versace - Mafia Designer
  • Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni
  • John Galliano
  • Girl Model / Girl Model( 2012))
  • The day before: Isabel Marant

The theme of the fashion industry is often affected by the cinema. Not only art, but also documentary films that deserve close attention are being photographed. After all, they tell about important persons and periods in the fashion world. The most valuable works in this direction were in the TOP-10 of the best documentary films about fashion.

The Secret World of Haute Couture


The director of this documentary Magda Kimons decided to show the world the stories of the legendary designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Christian Lacroix about how the idea creates a masterpiece, how they work on collections, each model of which later becomes the object of longing for connoisseurs of high fashion. In the film, there are well-known customers. Some of them even demonstrate to the camera the holy of saints - their luxurious dressing room.

Notes on Clothes and Cities / Notebooks on Cities and Clothes( 1989)


This documentary in 1989 was directed by Wim Wenders and dedicated to him by Yohji Yamamoto. The picture is a dialogue between the author of the tape and his main character. Therefore, the film turned out immediately about both. After watching this movie, you can penetrate the head of the most recognized and even cult Japanese designer, who with his fashionable masterpieces became famous all over the world.

The Legend of Leigh Bowery( 2002)


The Australian performance master, actor, designer, model, pop star and club promoter Lee Bowery was an extremely significant figure on the fashion scene of London and New York in the 80-90-x. Many recognized fashion designers noted his influence on world fashion trends. He even served as the basis for the creation of the hero of the comedy series "Spaced"( Great Britain).His iconic image with his lips spread out over his pale face forever became a bright page in the history of fashion. His costumes were always shocking, and many aroused indignation, which was followed by admiration and admiration for his extraordinary talent as a designer. There are many shots in the film that convey the essence of the genius creative personality, as well as interviews of those who were intimately familiar with Lee Bowery.

McQueen and I( 2011)


Director Jeremy Hewson created this film as a kind of posthumous dedication to the famous rebel of the English fashion, Alexander McQueen. In the tape there are unique frames from his shows, from private archives of the designer and shooting from behind the scenes. The film tells about how the fashion designer was, about how his life was tragically cut short. In the tape involved the closest friend, McQueen's brother and his muse Isabella Blow, as well as such famous personalities as Tom Ford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and many others.

His phrase that he wants to make women so strong and beautiful in clothes created by his hands, that others around them were afraid of them, became the leitmotif of the tape.

Podium / Catwalk( 1996)


Documentary tape "Podium" tells about the era of supermodels. The central figure of the film was supermodel Christy Turlington. But the camcorder's lens also includes her closest friends: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni. The film reveals a dense veil of private life of the famous model. The action takes place on the weeks of fashion that take place in Paris, Milan, New York, show the pastime of the girls in trendy bars, 5-star hotels and private private parties for stars and models. Directed by Robert Lykok introduces the audience to the atmosphere of the fashionable backstage, showing a string of dizzying events of people who are an integral part of the fashion world.

Live History: Versace - Mafia Designer


July 15, 1997, the favorite designer of many stars Gianni Versace was shot on the steps of his own mansion. It happened in Miami. And his killer was 27-year-old Andrew Coonanan. The famous fashion designer died at the peak of his fame, on top of a successful career. This murder was one of the most high-profile crimes of the late 20th century. And, perhaps, Versace would have been alive if the police caught Andrew Coonanan in time, who had previously committed high-profile killings. The operation to detain the killer was one of the most ambitious in American history, but it became a failure. Close Andrew Cunanan did not consider the killer a madman and were sure that he went to such a loud crime consciously to become famous. .. but is it so?

Fashion victim: The murder of Gianni


The documentary film "The Victim of Fashion: The Murder of Gianni Versace" is a tribute to the famous designer of the whole planet Gianni Versace - the king of stunning brilliance and exalted chic. It took him less than 20 years to make a coup in the fashion world. His clothes beckon with their beauty, precise cut and clean lines. He literally blew up podiums with his bold decisions, original style and innovation in experiments with tissues.

John Galliano / John Galliano


John Galliano is one of the most shocking fashion designers in the UK.He became known for his avant-garde collections of clothing. For his work, John repeatedly received prestigious awards not only in his homeland, but also in France. The film shows what he was awarded worldwide fame, his collections that surprised the public, and the unique Galliano, his interesting life and original work.

Girl Model( 2012)


This is the story of the 13-year-old Siberian girl Nadia, who went to Japan to work as a model and faced the harsh realities of the fashion industry. After all, here everything is not so smooth as it might seem to uninitiated people in backstage affairs at first glance. This film breaks the stereotype about the glamorous and dreamlike life of models.

The day before: Isabel Marant


The film is dedicated to the unique Isabel Marant, who wanted her clothes worn. And she did it. It shows only one day of her life, the work of her team the day before the show. Spectators can plunge into the creative turmoil of exciting preparation.

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