Fashion Documentaries to discover in January… Thanks to Harper’s Bazaar
Happy January everyone! This month usually proves to be one of my fave months because it is a little slower than the holidays. I love nothing more than to relax on a Sunday afternoon and watch a documentary or a tv show. A week ago Harper’s Bazaar tweeted out:
Well I was off to watching these documentaries… They had nine that they recommended and I watched ALL of them, from that unless maybe you live and die by fashion, I have narrowed it down to just a few to watch.
1) Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf’s — Need I say more? From hearing designers talk about the honor it is to have their collection sold at the iconic department store to watching the progression of how their famous windows are dreamed up and designed, if you only have time to watch one documentary about fashion this is the one.
2) I almost didn’t watch the documentary, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston because it was created by Whitney Smith of Southern Charm but I’m so glad I overlooked that. There was so much to learn about this American Fashion Icon’s rise and fall. It not taught you about Halston himself but gave a great glimpse into the 1970s in New York as well. Fashion Royalty Andre Leon Talley and Dianne von Furstenberg give their insight as does best friend Liza Minnelli. I’m now in search of my own vintage Halston piece.
3) Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel — for those of you that don’t know who Diana Vreeland was, let me put it this way. Before there was Anna Wintour there was Diana Vreeland. If you don’t know who Anna Wintour is … I can’t believe you are reading this post 🙂 As a feminist and way before her time, Diana Vreeland was the editor at both Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. She created exotic stories through her fashion magazines and the reader was along for the ride. The documentary is a very real look at who she was and what she accomplished.
4) Bill Cunningham New York — Bain rolled his eyes when he saw me watching this documentary and then he sat down and started to watch it with me. By the end he was quoting it. Even if you don’t like fashion, you will like this documentary. Bill Cunningham has been a fashion photography staple since the sixties. He has worked for the New York Times during much of this time and still does today. This documentary shows the human side of the photos taken. A really great watch.
Bill Still works for New York Times and this is his video and photos from this past week on NYTimes.com
I love learning about all different things and these documentaries were not just about fashion. They were about life, history, and all in different ways about the American dream. Now it is your turn… tell me what is your favorite documentary that I should watch this winter? Do you have a favorite fashion documentary that I need to watch?