Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Favorite Fashion Docs

My friend Sara and I have been going back and forth over the past few months on the subject of fashion documentaries. I always find it completely mesmerizing to see the behind the scenes conceptualization of a sketch of a garment and how it turns into something that is hanging in your closet. The hard work, long hours, and hundreds of people with needles and thread is hardly glamorous, but it is on par with creating a masterpiece...especially the couture collections. And, I just gag over watching Anna ask "Where's the glamor...this is Vogue", Karl fuddling around with his rings, and Valentino with all those damn dogs. So, since it is February, I heart fashion, and it is the perfect season for some couch/blanket/tea time here is a quick list of my favorite docs. Please feel free to let me know if I have missed any or what your favs are.

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton - Great to see Marc flip flopping between LV and his own label. He is so hands on and amazingly quirky. This was filmed when he was transforming from totally endearing nerd to stud magnet with Lorenzo.

The September Issue - Anna, Grace, Andre, Virginia, idols at work. This is truly my favorite. And, now I know that Anna lives one block over from me which has completely changed the way I get places (why not stroll past the Wintour residence). The DVD comes out this month with another hour and a half of unused footage. This is a must buy!

Lagerfeld Confidential - What a freak! The ipods, the rings, the ponytail. So great.

Valentino: The Last Emperor - This is complete fashion porn. Just watching the little ladies stitch on bead by bead and paillette by paillette is fascinating. And, Valentino looks like a classier version of the Jersey Shore cast with that carrot hued skin.

Unzipped - I have never been a huge fan of Isaac Mizrahi, but this is during the early 90's hey day of the supermodel: a true time capsule of a bygone era.

Seamless - Follow Doo.Ri, the boys from Proenza Schouler, and other now mainstream fashion designers compete to win the first Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund award. Forget Project Runway, this is how stars are made.

PS - Grace Coddington was absolutely amazing last night at the Q&A for The September Issue at IFC.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so ashamed to admit that I was so busy with school when "The September Issue" came out that I never got a chance to see it. Am going to have to check it out -- and am SO jealous that you live near Ms. Wintour!
    xxoo Josie


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