With the kind of humidity we have right now, we can think of no better excuse to stay in (because absolutely no amount of serum can combat the Dubai August frizz). With Eid break over, and fashion month still a few weeks away, we have rounded up the chicest documentaries, shows and movies on Netflix right now to help you get your fashion fix from the comfort of your couch.
So get some popcorn and settle in; this list is for you fashionistas!
1) Franca: Chaos and Creation (2016)
An intimate documentary offering a rare, behind-the scenes glimpse into the life of one of the world’s most prolific Editors; the late Franca Sozzani. Directed by Francesco Carrozini, Franca’s only child, the film sheds light on the everyday demands of working in the world’s most glamourous industry from a personal perspective.
2) The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018)
A riveting series that brings to life the tragic event that shook the fashion world to the core: the brutal assassination of Gianni Versace right outside his Miami Beach mansion in 1992. The true crime anthology series gives us an in-depth look into the events that unfolded in the life of serial killer Andrew Cunanan leading up to murder and offers glimpses into lives of Gianni and Donatella Versace.
3) Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2017)
A portrait of one of the most iconic footwear designers in history; this documentary highlights the celebrated career of Manolo Blahnik. Renowned fashion journalist Michael Roberts takes a look back at Manolo Blahnik’s 40-year career, his accomplishments and his devout dedication to his craft.
4) The Great Gatsby (2013)
Set in the Roaring Twenties, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby oozes the iconic decade’s irresistible glamour. Styled by Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin (who also happens to be Luhrmann’s wife), the star-studded blockbuster features 1,200 suits from Brook’s Brothers, 40 dresses designed by Miuccua Prada and a bespoke diamond encrusted headpiece from Tiffany & Co.
5) House of Z (2017)
A brilliant documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and unlikely comeback of famed American designer. Zac Posen. “Fashion has a dark side. Not all runways and lipstick and fishtail gowns,” Posen says who stars front-and-center within the movie.
6) Dries (2017)
A never-seen-before look into the professional and private life of one of the world’s most successful independent designers; Dries Van Noten. For the first time ever, viewers are allowed to enter the low-key designer’s home and atelier to understand the ingenious creative process behind his exquisite collections
7) Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
This cult-classic teen series from the noughties is known for its impeccable fashion. Showcasing the lives of Manhattan’s elite, the show brought together the crème de la crème of the hottest designer pieces, oftentimes straight off the runway. We still haven't decided who has the better closet: S or B?
8) SATC (2008)
Styled by Patricia Field, the SATC series is revered in the industry for its impeccable fashion. The movie, released four years after the series finale, embodies the fashion-forward spirit of the series and delivers a feature length Hollywood blockbuster, filled with love, heartbreak, friendship and lots and lots of wishlist-worthy designer fashion.
9) Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015)
An in-depth look at the incredible story of Moschino’s Creative Director, Jeremy Scott. Born in rural Missouri, rejected by FIT for ‘lack of creativity and originality’, Jeremy Scott went on to become the first-ever American to take the helm of a major Italian brand. Featuring industry and family insiders alike, this movie documents the designer’s meteoric rise to the “King of Pop Fashion”.
10) The Intern (2015)
A heart-warming tale capturing the unprecedented cultural evolution facing the millennial generation. Anne Hathaway plays the role of a successful young entrepreneur with an online fashion business at the cusp of expansion. Featuring Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro, the story examines the pressures placed on women in modern society; and their daily struggle of balancing it all.