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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.
Since the cancellation of The City, there has been no shortage of reality shows hoping to fill its well-heeled (if not entirely truthful) shoes. But while Style.com’s in-the-works docu-series North of Madison has been relegated to the web and Olivia Palermo’s return to the small screen is still but a rumor, none come close to having the pedigree that comes from being produced by R.J. Cutler — the man behind 2009′s critically acclaimed documentary The September Issue.
On Sunday, WWD confirmed what we’ve been wanting ever since we saw The September Issue and fell in love with Vogue’s flame-haired creative director: Grace Coddington is writing a memoir.
It seems as though W Magazine‘s editor in chief Stefano Tonchi might be having a little Vogue envy. When last year’s The September Issue hit theaters, audiences got an inside look at the making of the fashion bible that is Vogue’s biggest, and most important issue of the year. And according to The Cut, Stefano wants to share W‘s story as well.
Among other fascinating tidbits learned about Grace Coddington in R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, we were thrilled to catch a glimpse of the great flame-haired editor’s modeling days. After winning a Vogue modeling contest at 17, her career took off, landing her two consecutive British Vogue covers in 1962.
Vogue creative director Grace Coddington shared some refreshingly candid and perfectly bitchy thoughts on bloggers at Thursday night’s National Magazine Awards. And while we’d love to get all up in arms over the fact that Coddington does not like People Who Write About Fashion On The Internet, we can’t. Here’s why.
Michael Kors joined Anna Wintour and model Natasha Vodianova at Harvard Business School Monday night for a panel on the Great Weight Debate in the modeling industry. While the focus of the evening was on body image and the pressure on models to be super-thin, Kors used the forum to announce that he would no longer employ models under the age of 16.