Raf taking a bow at his Haute Couture Spring 2014 show - Getty
We at Grazia towers do love a fashion documentary. Our fashion team may just have watched The September Issue over 100 times between us. So we’re very happy to hear of the next big beauty…
Frédéric Tcheng, the creator of the truly fabulous film Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel is set to premiere his newest fashion foray, ‘Dior and I’ (or ‘Dior et moi’ in French) at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th. It follows Dior’s current designer Raf Simons as he created his first (and can we just say, EXQUISITE) couture collection for the French fashion house. According to WWD, it’s set to be a “true labour of love by a dedicated, charming and often humorous group of collaborators” and a “colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier.”
Whilst we wait for this little jewel to air, we’ve been compiling the department’s Top 10 fashion documentaries. Make sure you’ve ticked them all off your list if you’re even the slightest fashion fan - these influential figures will inspire you no end - trust us!
1. Mademoiselle C
Also co-produced by Frédéric Tcheng, this docu follows the marvellous Carine Roitfeld as she embarked on the launch of her first venture, CR Book, since leaving her post as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris. There's Kim Kardashian's pregnant cover shoot, the birth of Carine's tiny granddaughter, her love affair with Chanel, her collaborations with the beautiful Tom Ford and SO many glorious names in that roll-call you will not be able to resist!
2. The September Issue
Need we introduce the terrifying Anna Wintour? Amazing...
3. Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has To Travel
The uninimitable editor of Harper's Bazaar US, Diana Vreeland.
4. Valentino: The Last Emporer
"I love beauty. It's not my fault!" For more genius quotes from the Couture master, make sure you watch this movie!
5. Bill Cunningham New York
"We all get dressed for Bill" says Anna Wintour. The most adorable and genuine street style photographer you'll ever encounter. His diehard passion for fashion and impeccable moral compass will spellbind you.
6. The Many Lives of William Klein
Watch the full version of this documentary about one of THE most influential and contraversial fashion photographers of all time.
7. McQueen and I
Watch the full version of this moving film about the legendary designer, released on the anniversary of his passing.
8. The Secret World of Haute Couture
Back in 2007 the BBC asked who exactly buys these exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces.
9. Yves Saint Laurent - L'amour Fou
Yves' lover Pierre Bergé opens up shortly after the designer's death. The documentary covers Saint Laurents' drug use, sobriety, life in Marrakech and their relationship. Prepare yourself for some emotive moments as Pierre packs-up and sells their beloved art collection.
10. Lagerfeld Confidential
“I have molded people’s perception of me so much, that I think it’s almost impossible for them to know the real me. I want it to be impossible, even for the people I love deeply. I don’t want to be real in other people’s lives. I want to be an apparition. I appear, then disappear. I don’t want to have reality in anyone’s life, because I don’t want it in mine.” says Karl. SOLD.