Each August, fashion mavens look forward to getting their hands on a copy of Vogue magazine’s autumn issue. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler gains unprecedented access to the inner workings of this fashion bible, as legendary Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and her staff carry out the massive preparations necessary to produce the issue.
DIOR AND I (2015)
by Frédéric Tcheng
Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.
SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S (2013)
by Matthew Miele
Bergdorf Goodman is the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s explores the history, inner workings and untold stories behind the store’s rise from a modest ladies’ tailor shop to a mirror of contemporary culture. Giorgio Armani, Candice Bergen, Manolo Blahnik, Isaac Mizrahi and others offer a peek behind the backroom doors and into the inner workings of Bergdorf Goodman, Manhattan’s most iconic department store.
IN VOGUE: THE EDITOR’S EYE (2012)
by Randy Barbato & Fenton Bailey
Exquisite documentary coinciding with Vogue’s 120th anniversary, with special focus falling on the fashion editors past and present who have forged the magazine’s legacy.
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (2011)
by Lisa Immordino Vreeland & Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
For decades, Diana Vreeland was one of the leading authorities in fashion through eccentric self-taught skill and a bold stylistic audacity. This film guides you through this fashion pioneer’s long career from her youth in Paris until she became a leading magazine fashion columnist and editor. In this medium, Vreeland challenged its preconceptions to present a new definition of beauty and vivaciousness where nice clothes were just the beginning for something deeper. Even when that vocation ended, Vreeland managed to gain a new museum profession to present clothing’s history in her own inimitable way. Watch on M2M.
MARC JACOBS & LOUIS VUITTON (2007)
by Loïc Prigent
With unprecedented access to one of the world’s most well-known fashion designers, Loïc Prigent provides an intimate and analytical portrait of the reclusive Marc Jacobs and the unimaginable pressure to design for French landmark Louis Vuitton and his own Marc Jacobs label. Watch on M2M.
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK (2010)
by Richard Press
Bill Cunningham, one of the mainstays of the New York Times, has been a contributor to the renowned newspaper for many decades. He’s also an incurable and eccentric chronicler of fashion, tirelessly snapping photos of and writing about interestingly attired celebrities and ordinary New Yorkers he spots on the street. This exhaustive profile of Cunningham and his work includes interviews with friends — and often subjects — Tom Wolfe, David Rockefeller and Vogue magazine’s Anna Wintour
VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR (2008)
by Matt Tyrnauer
Famed Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani opened his first fashion house in 1959. In 2007, Valentino announced his retirement plans and began preparing for his final show. This documentary follows Valentino during the last two years of his time as a designer, accompanied by Giancarlo Giammetti, his patient partner in both business and life. As Valentino gets ready to conclude his fashion career, he worries about the the intentions of the corporation buying his clothing line. Watch on M2M.
L’AMOUR FOU (2010)
by Pierre Toretton
This documentary examines the life and work of the late fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent, recounting how a frail prodigy prone to bouts of depression became an icon of the fashion world. Initially appointed head of the House of Dior in 1957 before growing into a globally recognized designer in his own right, Saint-Laurent overcomes his struggles with substance abuse, accumulating a large art collection alongside his lifelong personal and professional partner, Pierre Bergé.
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY (2016)
by Andrew Rossi
The film follows the creation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibit in history: the 2015 art exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass by curator Andrew Bolton at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.