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Thanks to our friends at Harper’s Bazaar, we got to see the documentary Bill Cunningham New York last night, and we thoroughly enjoyed every one of its 84 minutes. It’s a profile of Bill Cunningham, The New York Times‘ street style photographer, the original one of his much-imitated profession. We’d wager that most lovers of fashion, photography, street style, journalism and eccentric, noble, hardworking people would, too, but just in case you need a little encouragement or convincing, here’s our case for going to see it.
A really good documentary offers an unflinching and engrossing look at its subject. The fashion industry may be infamously impenetrable, but a few enterprising filmmakers have caught some amazing stories on film. As such, we’ve put together a list of the six most essential fashion documentaries.
The fashion industry makes for great cinema — glamour, sex, drugs, scandal, intrigue, clothes! Surprisingly, very few films have taken advantage of the inherent theatrics of fashion, which means you have no excuse for not watching the six movies we have dubbed fashion’s most essential.
The shady, predatory side of the industry is the one former model Sara Ziff, above, wanted to portray in her new film Picture Me: A Model’s Diary, which chronicles five years in the lives of a group of models and follows them backstage and beneath the makeup. The movie (or at least the trailer) reveals a world of women who are treated more like robots than human beings.
Remember a few weeks ago when we gave you a sneak peak into Chanel’s gorilla photo shoot in St. Tropez? Well, the trailer for Karl Lagerfeld’s next short film, Remember Me, was released earlier today in all its model-heavy glory.