10 fashion documentaries to watch during PFW

03/10/2015

More fashion movies for your viewing pleasure! I have Dior and Saint Laurent, Carine and Ines, Marc and, well, Louis... Take your pick and enjoy. Reviews, preview and watch online Christian Dior: The Man Behind the Myth, Dior and I, Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou, Yves Saint Laurent documentary, Masters of Beauty: Karl Lagerfeld, Lagerfeld Confidential, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, Carine Roitfeld, Mademoiselle C, Ines de la Fressange via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
More fashion movies for your viewing pleasure! The Parisian edition and the last one to complete my mini-series. Today I give you Dior and Saint Laurent, Carine and Ines, Marc and, well, Louis... Take your pick and enjoy.

Best fashion documentaries / Christian Dior: The man behind the myth / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
1. Christian Dior: The Man Behind The Myth is a documentary I've already talked about. It is one of those you simply have to watch. It doesn't simply tell the story of the man who founded one of the most iconic fashion houses, but also allows to see the original footage of the shows and atelier's behind-the-scenes. The interviews alone are pretty special and feature Pierre Cardin, Jean-Louis Scherrer and Francois Lesage. Follow the link above for the DVD and watch the full movie in Russian or a trailer - in English below. 





Best fashion documentaries / Dior and I / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
2. Dior and I is one of the latest offerings among the fashion films and is worth watching at least once. Admittedly, I am still torn in my emotions towards the current Dior or its creative director. It's a long story... 

What I absolutely loved about Dior and I are the people who work at the maison and atelier, the women and men who create haute couture every day, for the ladies who wear the said dresses and the shows where the dresses are first seeing. And then there was Catherine Riviere, directrice of Dior who looked so beautiful, elegant and Parisian that I couldn't help but feel inspired by her style.

Regardless of how you feel about the maison, you will enjoy the movie, I am sure of it. Not only it is made exceptionally well, but a rare opportunity to witness the life of and the relationships within the house, spend time within those grey walls and this "invitation" alone is pretty special.

The documentary is currently available on Netflix or click the link above for the DVD.



Best fashion documentaries / L'Amour Fou: Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
3. Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou, one of the first fashion documentaries I talked about on the blog, is a deeply moving story of Yves Saint Laurent told by those who were most close to him, from Pierre Berge to Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise. The memories are made alive through a rare archival footage, tours around Saint Laurents and Berge's lavishly decorated homes, personal photos and amazing collection of art objects. Available on DVD.



Best fashion documentaries / Yves Saint Laurent / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
4. Yves Saint Laurent is a very precious film made in 1992 that gives a wonderful and intimate insight into the life of the designer and one of the most magnificent fashion houses in the world. You can watch it below - or visit my original post.













Yves Saint Laurent & Karl Lagerfeld in 1982 / Best fashion documentaries / Masters of Beauty: Karl Lagerfeld / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
5. Masters of Beauty: Karl Lagerfeld is another oldie-but-goodie that is not available anywhere but youtube. Made in the 1990s for the Masters of Beauty series, the 30-minute documentary shows the glamorous world in which Mr Lagerfeld lives and creates both for the house of Chanel and his own brand, from the very beginning of his career as a fashion designer. Watch it below or, depending on your country, YouTube.



Best fashion documentaries / Lagerfeld Confidential / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
6. Lagerfeld Confidential is another invitation to visit the world of Karl Lagerfeld, but now - in high definition and with a plentiful supplies of iPods.



Best fashion documentaries /  Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
7. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton is charming, inspiring and a sneak peek into the industry and the house of Vuitton. It's wonderful to see Jacobs at work and half-way through his career at the Parisian house. Peter Copping also makes an appearance, which makes the film even more special for me. Get it on DVD by following the link and watch a trailer below.



8. Mademoiselle C was filmed following Carine's departure from Vogue after a ten year career as an editor. We get a chance to follow her in Paris and New York while Roitfeld is working on CR, her new "fashion baby", attending shows, styling photo shoots and talking about life and fashion - the subject she adores, understands and sees in a completely different, unique to her, light. It's a dose of inspiration packed into 93 minutes of viewing time.



9. Carine Roitfeld / The Client is a short film made by W magazine for those who simply need a dose of Carine and fashion to feel complete.



Best fashion documentaries / Ines de la Fressange / via fashionedbylove.co.uk british fashion blog
10. Ines de la Fressange, en avant, calme et droit is my latest discovery. If your French is impeccable - you'll love it. Mine is rubbish, but I adore Ines very much, so am getting through the documentary little by little - even if it's a real effort to follow her French, I can certainly understand the language of fashion and style. Eventually, I'll do both.



Photo source: Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld photographed by Roxanne Lowitt in 1982, Ines de la Fressange via The Selby, Carine Roitfeld photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs via The Huffington Post

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for writing about these! I've seen Mademoiselle C, have to watch Dior and I soon!

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  2. These all sound amazing! I need to see Mademoiselle C :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this list! I usually watch such documentaries on flights. I recently watched Dior and I and I totally loved it. I am bookmarking this page.

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  4. All I want is a day off this week to watch as many of these as possible!

    Tara x

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