THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Probably one of the most obvious choices had to be The Devil Wears Prada, and it deserves it. I remember seeing this film years and years ago, but it was only after I read the book in the summer of 2010 that I really began to appreciate the film. TDWP provides a (somewhat) fictional glimpse in to the world of editorial fashion, the ups and downs of working in the industry and shows just how difficult it can be.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Now, I describe The September Issue as The “real life” Devil Wears Prada. The September Issue is a fantastic documentary following one of the most influential women in fashion, Anna Wintour. This documentary is one of my all time favourite fashion films and something I watch whenever I’m feeling a bit disheartened. It always reminds me why I love fashion & the industry so much. Wintour may seem a bit cold hearted but I love her, and this really shows another side to her.
SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S
Bergdorf Goodman is one of the most iconic New York department stores and this documentary shows off all of the work that goes on behind the scenes, as well as some interviews with the designers who showcase there and the exlcusive clientèle that shops there. One day, I will shop there, but for now I can just admire from afar (through my screen..).
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
I’m actually re-watching this as I type just because I think it’s so great. Bill Cunningham’s fashion photography is known worldwide so it’s really interesting to see a glimpse in to the life of the man behind the camera. I think Bill Cunningham seems like such a lovely guy, and I’m amazed by how much he dedicates to his work. If you like photography in particular then I would definitely recommend giving this a watch.
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL
Much like Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland is a big name in the fashion industry. She died well before I was born, but watching this really shows how much of a power house she was and why her work has become so infamous. This film follows her life story, starting from the early years in Paris right through her career within the industry. Seriously worth a watch.