Fashion Documentaries & Films

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1. The Tents (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

First ever look behind-the-scenes at NY Fashion Week, with the history of how it all began in the early 1990's. Story told by the 'Fashion Insiders' and the Top Fashion Designers: Betsey ... See full summary »

Director: James Belzer | Stars: Terry Agins, J. Alexander, Max Azria, Glenda Bailey

Votes: 106

2. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 5,099 | Gross: $1.51M

3. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 38,123 | Gross: $6.11M

4. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto

Votes: 806

5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 359,822 | Gross: $124.74M

6. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,397 | Gross: $1.00M

7. The September Issue (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Anna Wintour, Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

Votes: 7,308 | Gross: $3.82M

8. Catwalk (1995)

95 min | Documentary

A camera follows model Christy Turlington through the spring fashion shows in Milan, Paris, and New York one year in the early 1990s, probably 1992. She and others dash from one designer's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Leacock | Stars: Christy Turlington, Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Nadja Auermann

Votes: 236

9. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,720 | Gross: $1.76M

10. McQueen and I (2011 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

Profile of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Naomi Campbell, Tom Ford

Votes: 213

13. Yves Saint Laurent: 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

A 60 days 'huis clos' in the famous house of haute couture.

Director: David Teboul | Stars: Pierre Bergé, Laetitia Casta, Loulou De La Falaise, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 66

14. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 20,527 | Gross: $1.66M

15. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

From Japan to America, the LV sign dominates the fashion scene. And, one man alone designs the Louis Vuitton creations the exceptional Marc Jacobs.

Director: Loïc Prigent | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Marc Jacobs, Jade Jagger, Ludivine Sagnier

Votes: 234

16. Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy (2011)

51 min | Documentary

The elegant designs of 1950s and '60s haute couture fashion are discussed by the designer-icon himself, Hubert de Givenchy, who reveals a wistful sadness for the lack of style in today's culture.

Director: Karim Zeriahen | Stars: Hubert de Givenchy, Bettina Graziani

Votes: 9

17. The Day Before (2009– )

Documentary

A look at the thirty-six hours leading up to a fashion show, focusing on a different designer each episode.

Stars: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lazaro Hernandez, Karl Lagerfeld, Jack McCollough

Votes: 35

18. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.

Director: Matthew Miele | Stars: Rachel Zoe, Candice Bergen, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.50M

19. Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

34 Metascore

An exploration of the clothes, the glamour and the decadence of iconic fashion designer Halston.

Director: Whitney Smith | Stars: Halston, Patricia Altschul, Phillip Bloch, Thom Browne

Votes: 206 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Mademoiselle C (2013)

R | 93 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.

Director: Fabien Constant | Stars: Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 97,994 | Gross: $15.96M

22. Unzipped (1995)

R | 73 min | Documentary

One of the most successful designers in high fashion plans his fall 1994 collection. Follow the behind-the-scenes look at the creative side of fashion.

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Isaac Mizrahi, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Best

Votes: 1,030 | Gross: $2.88M

23. Chasing Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

CHASING BEAUTY provides a rare glimpse into the intriguing and complex world of modeling. Behind the glossy covers of Vogue and Glamour lie the rarely talked about, uncensored stories of ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff | Stars: Kelly Anderson, Jo Baker, William Barney, Dawn Ann Billings

Votes: 270

24. The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A look at the life and work of Gucci fashion designer, Frida Giannini.

Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Frida Giannini, Matvey Lykov

Votes: 203

25. Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History

The top American and French designers and models face off in a lavish, once-in-a-lifetime show that will change the course of fashion history.

Director: Deborah Riley Draper | Stars: Karen Bjornson, Stephen Burrows, Alva Chinn, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 35

26. Picture Me (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A look at the inner world of modeling.

Directors: Ole Schell, Sara Ziff | Stars: Sara Ziff, Caitriona Balfe, Anne Bergstedt, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 510 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Viktor and Rolf: Because We're Worth It! (2006)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

At the end of the nineties, Viktor & Rolf broke into the international fashion world as innovative designers with their theatrical catwalk shows and avant-garde creations. Now they are ... See full summary »

Director: Femke Wolting

Votes: 13

28. Seamless (2005)

75 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

A look at what it takes for young designers to make it in the fashion world.

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Peter Arnold, Michael Bloomberg, Shawn Carter, Edmundo Castillo

Votes: 119

29. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

89 min | Documentary

An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.

Director: Rodolphe Marconi | Stars: Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman, Brad Kroening, Princess Caroline of Monaco

Votes: 866 | Gross: $0.07M

30. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary film takes a look at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine's iconic fashion editors.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Alber Elbaz

Votes: 589

31. The Rachel Zoe Project (2008– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

A television program that follows a celebrity stylist as she looks to take her business to the next level.

Stars: Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Brad Goreski, Marisa Lee Runyon

Votes: 509

32. A Savage Life in Fashion (2004)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary

Percy Savage started fashion PR, introduced Saint-Laurent to Dior, created the Mary Quant explosion, invented fashion video and established London Fashion Week. A Savage Life in Fashion, a ... See full summary »

Director: Winston Cuthbert | Stars: Hilary Alexander, Jocelyn Bain-Hogg, Leonore Benson, Wendy Dagworthy

33. Sex and the City (2008)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

Votes: 114,035 | Gross: $152.65M

34. Sex and the City 2 (2010)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 72,535 | Gross: $95.35M

35. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 161,953

36. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

78 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 123,837

37. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 22,978

38. The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

Votes: 463,100 | Gross: $144.84M

39. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 57,235

40. Garmento (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

33 Metascore

Fashion is considered a glamorous industry full of beautiful people. "Garmento" tells the other side of the story, with a dark and satirical look at New York's wholesale garment industry, ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Maher | Stars: Heather Magee, Cassidy Ladden, Sara Macgovern, Danny Darrow

Votes: 58

41. Point&Shoot (2004)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, aspiring fashion photographer Shawn Regruto--obsessed with documenting every part of his life--assembles his personal and professional ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Regruto | Stars: Danny A. Abeckaser, Mini Anden, Kevin Asch, Alex Burns

Votes: 57

42. Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 57 min | Documentary

From the supermodels of Paris to the superstars of Hollywood, this special explores the connecting thread between fashion and film.

Stars: Malin Akerman, Jennifer Beals, Tyson Beckford, Stacey Bendet

Votes: 27



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