We’ve got a few more weeks before spring, which means that you’ve got plenty of time to stay in your house and binge watch movies. If you’re in the mood to learn about the fashion world, here’s seven fantastic fashion movies you can watch on Netflix Instant right now.
Every stupid street style blog in the world owes a debt to Bill Cunningham, and this documentary brilliantly gives you a sense of the New York icon. You should probably also just quit your street style blog now.
If you don’t think that Zoolander counts as a fashion movie then we’re really not going to get along.
3. L’Amour Fou
L’Amour Fou might be my favorite one on this list–it’s the story of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. In addition to seeing their lifestyle (luxurious possessions, houses, etc), it’s a moving and not particularly happy insight into Saint Laurent’s life and personality.
What I loved most about Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s were the self-congratulatory interviews with all of the famous designers interviewed. They’re a largely insufferable bunch, and I personally like that kind of thing. It’s also an interesting look at the role Bergdorf’s has played in the fashion industry that I rarely think about.
5. The Tents
This is really great if you don’t live in New York and don’t understand all the commotion around Fashion Week. If you live here, you might find it a bit grating to see just how that traffic jam is created.
I’m sure the obsession with shoes started long before Sex and the City, but my earliest conception of shoes-mania being a necessity to being female came from watching SATC. It’s a super weird take on the psychology behind women and shoes, and you won’t agree with every theory. I watched for the shoes.
I lied–this one is my favorite on the list. Before there was Anna Wintour calling all the shots, there was Diana Vreeland. I would call this documentary satisfying, in that I felt like I got a good sense of Vreeland, both as a person and a force in the fashion world.