It may be in theaters but these documentaries are definitely the right thing to watch to take a deep dive into the modelling industry’s body diversity or looking for a spotlight on some fashion’s most famous designers.
1- Mc Queen
This documentary showcases the work of the most iconoclastic designers the British Fashion industry ever had, Alexander Mc Quuen. He made the viewers feel either repulsified or exhilarated. This documentary offers a window to his complicated life. It is available on Netflix.
2- The Gospel According to Andre
This documentary revolves around the life and career of Andre Leon Talley, the former editor of Vogue. The documentary traces his fascinating journey and includes interviews with the industry’s big names. The film is available to stream on the Hot Docs Canada website.
3- Franca : Chaos and Creation
The late editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani created one of the most iconic and boundary-pushing fashion spreads in the industry. The documentary filmed by her son paints her in an intimate portrait of her life and career. This is available on Netflix.
4- Unbanned : The Legend of AJ1
This documentary explores the history of the origins of Air Jordans. This features the appearances from likes of Spikes Lee, Micheal B. Jordan , Lena Waite and Carmelo Anthony. This is available on Crave.
5- Helmut Newton : The Bad and Beautiful
This documentary showcases the provocative and controversial work of the iconic fashion photographer Helmut Newton. It also features the interviews with the most famous people he photographed- Claudia Schiffer, Grace Jones and Isabella Rossellini. It is also available on Hot Docs Canada website