The Best Documentaries About Fashion

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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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  • The True Cost

    The True Cost

    Andrew Morgan
    7 votes
    • Actors: Vandana Shiva, Stella McCartney, Safia Minney, Richard Wolff
    • Released: 2015
    The True Cost is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Andrew Morgan. Filmmaker Andrew Morgan travels around the globe to see the people who make clothes for the worlds fashion.
  • Made in Milan
    Martin Scorsese
    5 votes
    • Actors: Giorgio Armani
    • Released: 1990
    Made in Milan is a 1990 short documentary film about fashion designer Giorgio Armani; it shows him preparing for a show and discusses his ideas about fashion, his family history and the city of ...more
  • Iris


    Albert Maysle
    5 votes
    • Actors: Iris Apfel, Harold Koda, Dries Van Noten, Inez Bailey.
    • Released: 2014
    Iris is a 2014 American documentary film directed by Albert Maysles. A tribute to nonagenarian Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, longtime interior designer and outspoken champion of eclectic fashion.
  • Halston
    Frédéric Tcheng
    5 votes
    • Actors: Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher
    • Released: 2019
    Halston is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Frédéric Tcheng. Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the ...more
    • Actors: André Leon Talley, Bethann Hardison, Marc Jacobs
    • Released: 2017
    The Gospel According to Andre is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Kate Novack. This intimate portrait for André Leon Tally, a fixture in the world of fashion, takes viewers on a journey ...more
  • McQueen
    Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
    5 votes
    • Actors: Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen
    • Released: 2018
    McQueen is a 2018 documentary film directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of ...more