Table of contents:
- Secrets of Lagerfeld
- Coco to Chanel
- Diana Vreeland: The Eye Must Travel
- “Saint Laurent. Style is me "
- Valentino: The Last Emperor
- Christian Dior is a Legendary Man
Designers, photographers and gloss editors are just as beloved by filmmakers as spies and doctors - their lives are not only not inferior to the latter in terms of the intensity of passions, but also looks spectacular on the screen. From the incredible variety of films about the life of people in fashion, we have selected seven to start your acquaintance with the industry - documentaries and fiction to choose from.
Secrets of Lagerfeld
Rodolphe Marconi, 2007
Rodolphe Marconi was not the first director who wanted to make a film about Karl Lagerfeld, but he was definitely the first who still managed to persuade the Kaiser to let a man with a camera into his life. Before the designer allowed the crew to follow on his heels, those six months pestered his press attaché. As a result, more than 150 hours of the designer's private life were filmed and fans were able to see the most intimate interview Lagerfeld ever dared to do.
Coco to Chanel
Anne Fontaine, 2009
The fictional drama starring Audrey Tautou will tell not about the triumph of the French designer, but about Chanel's path to recognition and the realization of her own dream. Viewers will see Mademoiselle as a little girl from an orphanage, a saleswoman in a provincial shop, a singer in a cabaret and finally the owner of her own hat shop. In 2010, the film was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Costumes nomination and has since become a classic in fashion cinema.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Must Travel
Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Cheng, 2011
A documentary about the legendary editor of Harper's Bazaar is built from interviews with her colleagues, family and friends. They will tell many personal details about Vreeland's childhood, her friendship with the most influential people in America, her first covers, and her work with the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This film will be enough to understand what gloss really is and how fashion stars are born (in fact - created).
“Saint Laurent. Style is me "
Bertrand Bonello, 2014
Watching this feature film is worth at least for the sake of the cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremy Rainier, Louis Garrel and Lea Seydoux - where else can you meet all these actors on one set. The drama participated in the Main Competition of the Cannes Film Festival, but did not receive the Palme d'Or. But it was noted by critics as one of the most beautiful tapes-participants - what are the costumes and interiors in which the shooting took place. The film tells about the heyday of the House of Yves Saint Laurent and the inner experiences of the designer, who seems to be led to a dead end by his own success. You can continue the study of the designer's biography with another picture, which came out a year earlier than Yves Saint Laurent.
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Matt Tiernaur, 2008
This film is directed by Vanity Fair correspondent Matt Tiernaur. He managed to do the impossible: to show the life of a designer as only those close to him see it. The filming of the tape took two years. During this time, the team has approached the designer so much that it has become an almost integral part of his everyday life, thanks to which today we can see an incredibly personal and subtle movie about the work of a great designer. Tirnaur is the man who filmed the last years of Valentino's work at his eminent House. Filming ended three months before the designer revealed his latest collection.
Christian Dior is a Legendary Man
Philippe Lanfranchy, 2005
In the film, Christian Dior is shown as a conservative and very principled person. The director sets himself the task of explaining to the viewer how the designer's taste was formed, who made Paris the capital of fashion, where he drew inspiration and why he always tried to keep his distance from his clients and fans. The film contains unique archival footage, which replaces the shooting of the modern studio Dior and interviews with the followers of the couturier.
Tribute: Bill Cunningham, New York
Richard Press, 2010
Released seven years ago, this documentary tells about the legendary photographer of The New York Times, who is usually called the father of street style. In his weekly column, On the Street, he published pictures of people he met on the street and whose image he liked. Both celebrities and ordinary townspeople could get into his lens. Bill Cunningham passed away in June 2016. To see just how irreparable this loss is, dedicate an evening to a Richard Press film and review the photographs Cunningham took for The New York Times.
- Coco Chanel
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Diana Vreeland
- Yves Saint Laurent
- Valentino Garavani
- Christian Dior
- Bill Cunningham