23 Must-Watch Fashion Documentaries

23 Must-Watch Fashion Documentaries

April 20196244Views

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.

Unzipped (1995)

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)

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf (2013)

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Advanced Style (2014)

Iris (2014)

Dior and I (2014)

Fresh Dressed (2015)

Saint Laurent (2015)

The True Cost (2015)

The First Monday in May (2016)

Dries (2017)

The Gospel According to André (2017)

House of Z (2017)

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017)

Straight/Curve (2017)

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McQueen 2018

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)

Halston (2019)

Mignon Gould

Mignon Gould

Mignon Gould is a multimedia publisher and the Agent-in-Chief of She is a style enthusiast, who views fashion as an art form that anyone can master. In our Culture column, she shares her musings on the latest happenings in the world, from diversity in fashion to pop culture controversies. Mignon has also interviewed celebrities and insiders including actress Emma Stone, 70's supermodel Pat Cleveland, and Audrey Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti.