5 Fashion Documentaries You Need To Watch While In Lockdown

BY Aisha Rauf / Apr 12 2020 / 13:00 PM

Brush up on your industry knowledge with these biographical flicks

5 Fashion Documentaries You Need To Watch While In Lockdown

With Paris Couture Week being cancelled and many other notable fashion industry events currently postponed, there is a serious lack of extravagance and glamour within our lives. Thankfully we have technology and streaming platforms to help us get through these tough times.

Bazaar has rounded up five of the most fascinating fashion documentaries, that will surely leave you feeling inspired while in self-isolation.

Dior and I (2014)

This documentary follows Dior’s former artistic director, Raf Simmons, as he creates his first couture collection for the iconic fashion house. The camera captures everything from the creative process to the intense pressure Raf is under to deliver an exquisite collection.

McQueen (2018) 

This documentary shares a deep and personal look into the extraordinary life of British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. The biographical film interviews his family and closest friends, showcases Alexander in his creatve element and is ultimately a celebration of his life, talent and passion.

The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017)

A fabulous and fun look at the public and private life of legendary shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik and what it takes to run an empire. 

Iris (2014)

Iris Apfel is everyone’s alter-ego. As an American interior designer and fashion icon, she exemplifies in her day-to-day life how age is just a number and how it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

7 Days Out (2018): Chanel Haute Couture

While it might not be a full documentary on its own, this episode of Netflix’s “7 Days Out” series is a must watch for any fashion fan.

The episode focuses on the week leading up to Chanel’s SS18 Haute Couture collection and gives in-depth insight into the rambunctious world of Karl Lagerfeld, along with everything that goes into the making of a couture fashion show. From castings to fittings to backstage drama and more, viewers get a sneak peak of what goes on behind the scenes at both the atelier and the Grand Palais.


Lead image courtesy of Netflix's 7 Days Out: Chanel Haute Couture

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