and, undoubtedly, some of the most wonderful, inspiring and heart breaking stories that will change the way you look at fashion and people who create it.
1. John Galliano, the documentary was filmed as a part of The South Bank show and broadcasted hours before Galliano revealed his very first Haute Couture collection for Dior. This is one of the very first documentaries that focuses on John Galliano, the designer to know and follow as well as his blossoming career at Givenchy and, now, Dior. Yes, it takes place in Paris, but for me, it is still more about Galliano, one of the most fantastic Brits who changes the history of fashion. The rest, that overbearing, overwhelming grandeur and the lights, are still just the back drop, a stage (theatre or life, if you like) where everything took place. It's very special, for the fashion, for the history, the people. and also because I absolutely love Galliano's passion for the craft and beauty and how this love reflects in Johns eyes and makes his face lit up instantly. Watch it right here, on the blog.
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie is a story about a man who "changed the world with a pair of scissors" and became one of the most well-known and successful hairdressers who defined the odds, changed his life and turned the art of hairstyling into an art. Incredibly inspirational!
5. Paul Smith: Gentleman Designer is a film I turned to from time to time for a burst of joie de vivre vibes, inspiration and positive attitude. Yes, the documentary about one of the most legendary British designers, is focused mainly on Paul Smith's menswear collections, but trust me, you will never regret watching it and falling in love with the man himself, a little bit because his energy and love of his profession are absolutely infectious!
Photo source: John Galliano in 10 magazine Spring/Summer 2010, John Galliano's inspiration board for Fall 2007 show via Numero No. 88 November 2007, Alexander McQueen photo from Alexander McQueen