The 9 Best Fashion Movies
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958, Yves Saint Laurent chronicles the career of the icon (portrayed by Pierre Niney) as he rose from the house of Dior to start his own massively successful line. This biopic is the only one to be endorsed by Laurent's life-long partner, Pierre Bergé.
Mademoiselle C (2013)
Mademoiselle C documents legendary Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfield as she starts off on her own to create the CR Fashion Book. Also featured in this documentary - Tom Ford, Kate Moss, Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld and more of fashion's who's whos.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2011)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel presents the life of legendary Harpers Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland from her beginnings in Paris, to her work as a columnist and magazine editor, to her role as the curator of a fashion museum.
Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
Lagerfeld Confidential profiles notoriously private fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in his own words. He recounts his turbulent upbringing in Germany and his move to Paris to begin his fashion career - in between discussing his work and his views on matters from clothing to literature, Lagerfeld travels restlessly from his many homes to fashion shows and photo shoots, trailed by admirers like Nicole Kidman.
The September Issue (2009)
A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue. The September Issue takes you through the doors of the Vogue offices and gives you full access to Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and those glorious, glorious clothes.
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)
Valentino: The Last Emperor brings the viewer a look into the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino. 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.
Coco Chanel (2008)
The life story of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel, Coco Chanel stars Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel during her 1954 comeback show, recounting her life in a series of flashbacks detailing her storied past.
Dior and I (2014)
Dior and I puts the viewer headfirst into the fabled world of the Christian Dior fashion house with an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture line. Though Simons conceived of every collection the house presented, there's a team of insanely talented designers at the Dior atelier who help bring those visions to life so beautifully it might make you feel a little emotional when you see them float down the runway.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Coco Before Chanel stars Audrey Tautou as the young Gabriel Chanel, detailing the story of her rise from obscure beginnings as a seamstress to the heights of the fashion world. Tired of the flowery hats, tight corsets and yards of lace that define women's fashion, Coco uses her lover's clothing as a starting point to distill an elegant and sophisticated line of women's clothing that propels her to the top of Parisian haute couture.