5 Fashion Films All Stylish Men and Women Should Watch
3.1 Phillip Lim’s new release of its 10th anniversary documentary makes us want to stay in for a fashion film fest. Here are the five to watch.
3.1 Phillip Lim – 10 Year Anniversary Documentary
As the American fashion label celebrates its 10th birthday, co-founders Phillip Lim and Wen Zhou have released a short film that shows what unfolds during the 48-hour countdown before their Spring 2016 runway show. From pre-show tensions to post-show cheers, the friendly designer will win you over in just nine minutes — if you aren’t already a fan. Watch it here.
Candid, flamboyant and fashionable — these are some adjectives to describe fashion icon, Iris Apfel. Arguably the hippest grandma in the world, Apfel really doesn’t “give a damn about going to the party or being at the party. [But more like] getting dressed for the party.” In this 2014 documentary by the late American documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, the down-to-earth Apfel is the perfect example of how one’s life can still be fabulous at 93 years young. Here, she does all things glamorous, from gracing red carpets to rocking cover shoots. Life doesn’t get any more fabulous than this. Watch it on Netflix.
The September Issue
If you’re a real fashion fan, you’d know that September is the most important month for many magazines. And if you don’t, shame on you. Watch The September Issue now. The film gives insight into the emotional highs and lows of putting the September 2007 issue of American Vogue together, plus you get to find out what editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is really like. Watch the trailer here.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
There are many fashion editors, but none have come close to Diana Vreeland’s illustrious career in the magazine industry. Vreeland is a straight-forward and fearless editor who spearheaded the rise of fashionable denims and making bikinis a beach must-have by featuring them in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Vreeland frankly divulges what her professional and personal life is like, including how her mum regarded her as an “ugly little monster”. Watch the trailer here.
Bill Cunningham New York
Released in 2011, this documentary heads out to the streets of Manhattan to profile photographer, Bill Cunningham as he captures street style images. The cheery Cunningham, who has columns in the New York Times, has been chronicling celebrities, socialites as well as fashion influencers and the outfits they’ve worn. And to prove that he’s equally influential in the fashion world, Anna Wintour once said: “We all get dressed for Bill.” Now that definitely means something. Watch the trailer here.