What better way to celebrate the love of fashion than through film? It’s a way to bring a world that’s sometimes completely out of reach into our homes and lives. We’ve rounded up our favourite fashion films that you can watch on Netflix right now. They’ve left us feeling inspired, entertained and also mindful of how we use fashion in our day-to-day lives.
Franca: Chaos and Creation
This is a beautiful and moving documentary about one of the most influential fashion magazine editors of our time: Franca Sozzani. She led Vogue Italia into a new age of fearless fashion and daring journalism. Her son, Francesco Carrozzini, directed the film and beautifully crafted a tale of this formidable woman who held the reins of the publication for nearly 30 years, often polarising opinion among her readers and within the industry.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
Would Carrie from Sex and the City have been the same without her Manolo Blahniks? Definitely not! Manolo’s shoes have become one of the most adored and revered accessories in the world of fashion. But equally captivating is the man behind the designs. In Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards, you’ll get an interesting glimpse into the world of Manolo with guest appearances from Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna.
His shows are hauntingly beautiful and his garments are timeless. This documentary explores Dries van Noten’s creative process and how he managed to build up one of Europe’s most important fashion houses. We love this honest and intimate exploration of an unparalleled fashion designer.
The True Cost
We love fashion, we can’t deny it. But we also need to be mindful about the impact our fashion consumption has on the world around us. The True Cost is a brilliant yet sobering documentary about the dangers of the fashion industry if we leave it unchecked.
House Of Z
It’s so easy to fall in love with Zac Posen. With his dashing good looks, impeccable style, boundless talent and a fashion empire to boot, he seems to have just about everything one could want. But sometimes the higher we climb, the further we fall. House of Z, directed by Sandy Chronopoulos, explores the rise-and-fall-and-rise of Zac’s career. It’s fascinating to see how the world of fashion can turn on its own.
Okay, so we have to admit, Queer Eye isn’t really a fashion film or documentary. But it is a make-over show and that counts for something, right? This is honestly one of the most heartwarming shows on Netflix at the moment and will hit you right in the feels each and every episode. Follow the Fab Five as they transform the lives of ordinary people in dire need of a make over.
She arguably has one of the most distinctive looks out there at the moment, and this has led her to become a cult figure in the fashion industry. This documentary gives you an intimate look into the world of Iris Apfel, who is today one of the most respected creatives in interior design and fashion. A fascinating documentary about an equally fascinating woman.
Again, not really about fashion, but this documentary can definitely impact your wardrobe. Directed by Matt D’Avella, you’ll explore a philosophy that probably seems very scary to most of us, but can apparently change your life completely.
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