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Fashion on Film—Must-See Films to Watch in 2015

They’ve all done it: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Diana Vreeland. They let the cameras into both their public and their private lives to capture their stake in the fashion world. The fashion documentary is quickly becoming the new trend in filmmaking. Retailers are also getting in on the public’s deeply steeped interest in the major players in the fashion industry. In 2013, director Matthew Miele  gave us Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf ‘s. This year is no different in terms of buzz on fashion documentaries. Here are our picks of films on fashion that are must-see!

 

Dior and I

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’s first haute couture collection as its new artistic director. [website]

 

IRIS 

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IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even as a nonagenarian, Iris continues to be an inspiring, soaring free spirit.  [website]

 

Fresh Dressed

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle American shopping malls. [website]

 

Stanley Marcus (Neiman Marcus)

Stanley Marcus’s long, colorful, multi-faceted life earned him such titles as “America’s Merchant Prince,” “The Melancholy Plato of Retailing,” and international recognition as the arbiter of taste during his lifetime. His genius for marketing Neiman Marcus not only transformed Dallas from a rough-and-tumble cotton-market town into a mecca of high fashion. [website]

 

Tiffany & Company

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Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless elegance and sophistication. From past to present, from the behind-the-scenes characters to those clients beholden to the charm of Tiffany & Co., this full authorized documentary seeks to capture how a simple jewelry store dating from 1837 has woven itself into the American culture and consciousness to become an unparalleled global phenomenon. [website]

 

 

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  • Carol February 2, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Thanks so much for the article. Do you know if the documentary about Iris Apfel has been released / where it can be viewed?

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