How many of these have you seen?
The September Issue is a documentary about the behind-the-scenes drama of the production of the September issue of Vogue magazine. It follows Anna Wintour herself and the Vogue employees as they go through each and every detail in the making of the iconic magazine.
Why is the September issue in particular so important, I hear you ask? Well, there are actually a few reasons. Mainly that September marks the start of a ‘new year’ for many, and the change in the air calls for a change in the fashion world.
Confession time: I can’t count how many times I’v re-watched this film. You could basically call it the fictional version of The September Issue – loosely, that is. If you haven’t yet watched it (where have you been?) The Devil Wears Prada tells the story of Andy, a budding journalist who lands the role of being assistant to Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of a famous magazine. What could possibly go wrong?
This documentary follows one of most well-known New York Times photographers, Bill Cunningham. Bill would cycle around Manhattan, capturing the most stylish of those who walked the streets. Vogue editor Anna Wintour even said “We all get dressed for Bill”, just proving exactly how important this street style photographer was.
This 50s classic has really stood the test of time. As well as starring fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, it follows fashion editor Maggie who’s searching for the next big fashion trend. But she wants it to be both beautiful and intellectual. It might be a harder film to find, but trust me, it’s so worth it.
Going down the lighter route, we’ll admit this one is more for the lols and bants than it is the fashion. But it does focus on the world of fashion, and a lot of the main characters are actually based on real-life fashion folk too.
This documentary is well worth the watch as it goes deep inside the insane world of Bergdorf Goodman, one of New York City’s most legendary stores. It features everyone from celebrities and designers to employees and customers blatantly declaring their love for the luxury department store. Very boojie altogether.
This biographical drama film documents the details of the early life of French fashion designer Coco Chanel. It starts by going all the back to the roots of Gabrielle Chanel, the cabaret singer, right up the Coco Chanel, the fashion designer.
A fascinating look at what happens behind the doors of Dior, this doc follows Dior’s former head designer Raf Simons as he presents his first ever collection for the French fashion house.