Fashion The Best Documentaries About Fashion  

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List Rules Documentary films about fashion and the fashion industry.

This list is of the best documentaries about fashion has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with some independent films. What is the best documentary about fashion? Vote up your favorites below or add a fashion forward documentary that isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about the fashion industry comes is the best. The list currently includes titles such as, Notebook on Cities and Clothes, Girl Model, and Bill Cunningham New York.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Frédéric Tcheng.

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Bill Cunningham New York Bill Cunningham "Rarely has anyone embodied contradictions as happily and harmoniously as octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. Obsessed with how people dress, he unfailingly dons the ...more

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McQueen and I Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Naomi Campbell

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Tom Ford OWN Visionaries

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The Secret World of Haute Couture

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Valentino: The Last Emperor Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti Valentino: The Last Emperor is a 2008 documentary film about the life of Valentino Garavani. It was produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. The ...more

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Unzipped Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington Burns, Linda Evangelista Unzipped is a 1995 American documentary film, directed by Douglas Keeve. It follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Keeve's then boyfriend, as he plans and ultimately shows his fall 1994 ...more

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Signé Chanel

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The Legend of Leigh Bowery

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Les Falbalas De Jean-Paul Gaultier

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Lagerfeld Confidential Alek Wek, Christy Bella Joiner, Brad Kroening Lagerfeld Confidential is a 2007 documentary directed by Rodolphe Marconi.

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Coco Before Chanel Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Bernard Frédéric Coco Before Chanel is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel. French actor Audrey Tautou stars as Chanel. Coco avant Chanel was directed and ...more

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Vivienne Westwood Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a 2018 documentary film directed by Lorna Tucker. A profile of punk fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her ...more

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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Alan Yentob "A fascinating documentary portrait of the legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz, who introduced images of the Rolling Stones to the world and worked on the magazines Vanity Fair ...more

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Notebook on Cities and Clothes Yohji Yamamoto Notebook on Cities and Clothes is a documentary film about Yohji Yamamoto directed by Wim Wenders.

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Catwalk Catwalk is a 1996 documentary film directed by Robert Leacock.

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs

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L'Amour Fou L'Amour Fou is a 2010 documentary film directed by Pierre Thoretton. "Yves Saint Laurent built one of fashion's most celebrated empires. This moving documentary chronicles his rise, his ...more

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Chasing Beauty Traci Bingham, Dawn Ann Billings, Jo Baker Chasing Beauty is a 2013 biographical documentary film written by Brent Huff and Pete Sepenuk and directed by Brent Huff.

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Hellin Kay: Girl Model is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Fashion
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Girl Model Girl Model is a 2011 documentary film following Ashley, a conflicted model scout recruiting young Siberian girls to model in Japan, and Nadya, a recruited 13-year-old who gets financially taken ...more

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About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now is a 2012 documentary film directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

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Fashion Victim Gérard Jugnot, Juan Diego, Bernard Le Coo "In 1577, the couturier Pic Saint Loup received a grand commission from King Henry III: to create the most beautiful wedding dress for the marriage of his nephew to a Spanish noble girl. So ...more

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Mademoiselle Chambon Aure Atika, Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain "ean leads a pretty ordinary life : he spends his days happily between his construction sites and his house, with his loving wife and son. He feels comfortable in this routine. One day, as ...more

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A Man's Story A Man's Story is a 2010 documentary film directed by Varon Bonicos.

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Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain Nicholas Perricone, Mitch McCabe, Mark Delabarre An age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon takes a journey through America's $60 Billion a year anti-aging world. In this Alice-in Wonderland tale, McCabe spends 2 years traveling across ...more

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Seamless Claire Danes, Sean Combs, Karolína Kurková

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Viktor & Rolf: Because We're Worth It! Viktor & Rolf: Because We're Worth It! is a 2006 documentary film written and directed by Femke Wolting.

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Vidal Sassoon The Movie Vidal Sassoon, Mary Quant, Ronnie Sassoon "With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairstyles he pioneered in the '60s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, ...more

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Yves Saint Laurent Charlotte Le Bon, Marie de Villepin, Pierre Niney Yves Saint Laurent is a 2014 French biographical drama film directed by Jalil Lespert and co-written with Jacques Fieschi, Jérémie Guez and Marie-Pierre Huster. The film is based ...more

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Versailles 73

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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston Liza Minnelli, Billy Joel, André Leon Talley

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In Vogue: The Editors Eye Grace Coddington, Hamish Bowles, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele Documentary film takes a look at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine's iconic fashion editors.

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Picture Me: a Model’s Diary