10 Must-Watch Documentaries for Fashionistas

10 Must-Watch Documentaries for Fashionistas
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A true fashionista always craves her next encounter with beauty. Whether on the street, in a store, or at a museum, fashion lovers need to experience beauty to survive. The best way to jumpstart your sartorial-needs within the comfort of your own home is to watch a fashion documentary. You can bask in design and drama, even though you yourself are still in your pajamas. The following documentaries are sure to inspire, entertain, and amaze you. You might just find your next outfit inspiration hidden within one of these docs!

1. The September Issue


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This is the quintessential doc for anyone who lives for fashion magazines. Take a look into intricacies and decisions that go into Vogue's most important annual issue.

2. Advanced Style


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What started as a blog for older women to express their unique sense of style has turned into a documentary chronicling their lives as bold and beautiful fashions pros.

3. The Tents


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A great way to kick off New York Fashion Week, The Tents tells the history of one of the world's most important fashion events. Designers from Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera to Tommy Hilfiger and Betsey Johnson give their own stories of NYFW.

4. Bill Cunningham New York


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This inspiring doc focuses on Bill Cunningham, the man in the blue workman's jacket who takes stunning street-style photos in NYC.

5. Unzipped


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Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Linda Evangelista appear in this documentary about Isaac Mizrahi's Fall 1994 show. The film has reached cult status 20 years later for its fun and inspiring look into the dedication it takes to succeed in fashion.

6. Iris


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Any glamorous women or fashion mavens in the making can learn a thing or two from Iris Apfel, the fabulous and artful subject of this doc from the same director as Grey Gardens.

7. Mademoiselle C


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This doc takes a super glossy look at the world of Carine Roitfeld, the former editor of Vogue Paris, as she launches her new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

8. The Legend of Leigh Bowery


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Leigh Bowery reigned over London's '80s club scene in outrageous and sublime outfits, precursor to Lady Gaga's avant garde fashion sense. Get access to his extraordinary and tragically short life.

9. Valentino: The Last Emperor


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Filmed during the last two years of Valentino's career as a designer, this doc follows the legendary designer's swan song of gorgeous and extravagant designs.

10. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's


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A true shopoholic should be familiar with Bergdorf Goodman, Manhattan's century-old luxury department store. This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the daily routine of such a mythic institution.