When it comes to fashion in film, documentaries can be some of the most compelling examples of fashion storytelling. Consider the “Saint Laurent” (2015) biopic on the mad genius of the eponymous designer Yves Saint Laurent, or “Straight/Curve” detailing the lack of diversity in the fashion industry when it comes to plus-size, ethnic and aging inclusivity. They are not only mesmerizing for the dazzling fashion, but for the backstory driving the creative force at play. Here’s a roundup of 23 must-watch fashion documentaries that may give you a new perspective on fashion design icons and their creations.
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)
The September Issue (2009)
Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)
In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012)
Mademoiselle C (2013)
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf (2013)