That feeling of putting on makeup half naked in your room, with upbeat music blaring in the background, is truly powerful. Shopping is a real stress buster and wearing new trendy, clothes always ensures to heighten our joy. If you are a true fashion lover, and you can recite top international brands, whilst closing your eyes, then these movies are a must watch!
Yves Saint Laurent :
Yves Saint Laurent a biographical drama film directed by Jalil Lespert and co-written with Jacques Fieschi, Jérémie Guez and Marie-Pierre Huster, came out in 2014. This movie depicts the life of Yves Saint Laurent from 1958.
The film starts with Laurent as a 21 year old self doubt tortured and nervy boy. He became the new designer head of France’s largest fashion brand, Christian Dior, in the year 1957. A few years later YSL was bullied for his sexuality and forced to fight in the war of Algeria. Due to which he suffered a mental breakdown. As he battles depression and addiction to coke, he met Pierre Berge. Who later became his business partner, bodyguard and boyfriend.
Dior and I:
It is a documentary that is directed and written by Frederic Tcheng. Released in 2014, it is based on the designer, Raf Simon’s creative efforts for Christian Dior. It basically revolves around the debut of Simon at Dior and involves many cameos by actresses like Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Jennifer Lawrence and Sharon Stone.
The legendary Christian Dior’s quotes are shown, to tell how Raf Simons was a worthy successor.
This documentary showcases the highly private life of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld accounts his bumpy childhood in Germany, in his own words. He realised at the age of 13, that he was a homosexual. He then moved to Paris and kick started his fashion career, as a teengaer.
Lagerfeld travels from his several homes to fashion shows and shoots, followed by Nicole Kidman and many such admirers. He also discusses his work and takes on matters related to clothing and literature.
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton:
The LV logo takes over the fashion world, from America to Japan. But behind these creations is a man, who is none other than the exceptional Marc Jacobs.
The director shows us a personal and revealing picture of the legend, Marc Jacobs, and the scene of haute couture. He even gives us a remarkable access one of the busiest and hottest designers. We see his genius at work, whether at Paris and New York workrooms or offices, a backstage of a fashion show or in the back seat of his car.
He also endures unthinkable pressure to come up with new lines of fashion as he struggles with the never ending, varied demands of the Louis Vuitton and his very own label.
The Next Black:
This documentary, ‘The Next Black’, is an important conversation initiator, for the fashion industry. It was premiered in the year of 2014. The murmurs surrounding sustainability of fashion have broken out of their cages and gained strong foundation, after the premier of this documentary.
This is a visually captivating introduction, to the fashion ways of using tech and new innovative fabrics to change not only how clothes are made, but how they can be worn by people. A couple years after its release, huge changes have come across. This includes the fact that well established brands have also taken up technological solutions with commercial viability, for nature friendly designs.
The Next Black, however, also focuses on the digitisation of fashion sector and what this will mean for regular everyday customers. This documentary is so much more than a trendy song to the fashion future. It solidifies this thought in us – what is fashion after the next five minutes? Something which is ignored and turned a blind eye to, by both industry and consumers.
Picture Me: A Model’s Diary:
This engaging documentary, is a very personal, very raw video journal of super model Sara Ziff. It follows Sara shine from a young face of fashion to billboards and cover pages of fashion magazines, all over the world. Filmmaker Ole Schell and Sara, co-directed this documentary. It opens curtains and shows the backstage of this glamorous high fashion world of modelling. And also rips the veil off photoshoots with famous photographers and New York and Paris runway shows.
The film describes the never decreasing and ever rising demand for adolescent baby models, the pressures of zero size, drug use and harassment. It also shows interviews with famous photographers, designers and personal footages of models shot by themselves, who never found their voice to speak out.
These six movies tell us the stories of fashion legends, their hardships. Reveal to us the true nature of fashion world. Undoubtedly, the super hard, exciting life of models. Go ahead and watch them, to get a glimpse of joys and hardships of this fashion world.