10 fashion documentaries to watch now !
We all know it, being in lockdown at home is not easy... We all wonder how to kill time? Now worries !! SCANDALOOK prepared you a list of all the best fashion documentaries to absolutely see. You will be able to watch those wonderful pieces of art in the comfort of your home while learning a lot about fashion and its history.
1. The Wars of Coco Chanel (fr: Les Guerres de Coco Chanel)
Poignant documentary about Coco Chanel “The Wars of Coco Chanel // Les Guerres de Coco Chanel”, directed by Jean Lauritano with the voice over of Lambert Wilson (2018).
2. Karl Lagerfeld, an extraordinary icon (fr: Karl Lagerfeld, une icône hors norme)
To continue with the house of Chanel house, discover “Karl Lagerfeld, une icône hors norme” dedicated to the life of one of the biggest designer of all time. Documentary directed by Christian Jakob (2019).
3. Chiara Ferragni: Unposted
The documentary of Elisa Amoruso about the extraordinary journey of Chiara Ferragni “Unposted” (2019).
Available on Amazon Prime Video : http://bit.ly/3qoFnhD
4. 52 minutes of fashion by Loïc Prigent (fr: 52 minutes de mode par Loïc Prigent)
If you are fond about fashion and luxury, you must already know Loïc Prigent, the fashion journalist who knows all its history and secrets. The tv show “52 minutes of fashion by Loïc Prigent” returns on the catwalks of the Parisian fashion week Autumn-Winter 2020-2021. You could benefit from it to analyse current season trends while learning more about the backstage of the biggest catwalks.
5. Dior and I
The documentary “Dior and I” by Frederic Tcheng dive into the universe of the house of Christian Dior by returning on the first Haute Couture collection from the Belgian designer Raf Simons for Dior. This 1.5 hour feature film highlights the work of the artistic director who must perpetuate the brand’s heritage while adding its personal touch
Available here: https://youtu.be/bGfCGgjttdE
6. Gucci: The Director
“Gucci: The Director” is a documentary produced by James Franco which returns on the history of Gucci under Frida Giannini. An overview of this famous Italian house is built by exploring the inspiration behind the artistic director’s creations which are as strong and brilliant as the brand itself.
Available here: https://youtu.be/XOwRDPrH1wY
7. 7 days out with Karl Lagerfeld
Netflix offers the documentary called “7 days out with Karl Lagerfeld”. It follows the staff of house Chanel during the 2018 Parisian fashion week. Between the last clothes ajustements, the catwalk organisation and the construction of the set at Grand Palais, the show highlights the frenzy of the last days before the presentation of a collection.
Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDOHR_XsTaI&t=1500s
8. Christian Dior, dream designer (fr: Christian Dior, couturier du rêve)
If you missed the “Christian Dior, couturier du rêve” exhibition, it is not too late to get a glimpse of it thanks to the documentary published on the Dior YouTube channel. This almost hour-long video highlights all the stages in the creation of the exhibition, starting with the selection of the pieces until the final touches before the grand opening.
Available here: https://youtu.be/FLWDWzMrkBE
9. The will of Alexander McQueen (fr: Le testament d’Alexander McQueen)
The documentary directed by Loïc Prigent looks back on the career of the English designer and more specifically explores his last four collections as well as their creation process.
Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGDqQVBJC1s
10. Gianni Versace – The saga of fashion genius (fr: Gianni Versace – La saga d’un génie de la mode)
This documentary looks back on the history of this fashion genius until his tragic death.
Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7BY9ucarQ