Five Fashion Documentaries to Get You Through the Week
Ahhh, Netflix. That sweet, sweet fruit of procrastination. Netflix is home to some amazing flicks but the documentary section is truly impressive. From tell-all-tales to hard hitting journalism, Netflix is like the Hogwarts library of documentaries. But what about documentaries on one of the biggest global industries in the world? I scoured Netflix for the BEST fashion documentaries and found five that topped the list. Since that meant watching most of them for research, I had to spend a whole Saturday glued to my couch (oh how I sacrifice for my readers). Don’t let my hard work go unnoticed! Here are the most interesting fashion documentaries on Netflix right now. So, get to watching before Netflix breaks our hearts and pulls them off the shelf.
The True Cost
Clothes don’t magically appear in our closets so where do they come from? The True Cost dives into the impact that fast fashion has on the environment, our health and human rights. Prepare to be astounded as The True Cost pulls back the curtain on a trillion dollar industry. And don’t forget your box of tissues because this documentary is 100% guaranteed to tug at the heart strings.
Paris is Burning
Peek into the queer culture of 1980’s New York City with this amazing documentary. From voguing to the familial bonds that tied them together, hear the stories from the people that lived it. See how fashion, social standing, gender and identity collide in some of the most famous LGBTQ houses of 1980’s New York City. What makes this documentary so special? Watch it for yourself and find out!
Stuck in a fashion rut? Step inside the eccentric world of fashion icon Iris Apfel with Iris. She’s bold, kind and has more accessories than H&M. Bright colors and the beauty of individuality is guaranteed to rev up creativity with this inspiring flick about the life of a legend.
The First Monday in May
The Met Gala is iconic but what, or rather who, goes into making it happen? The First Monday in May follows Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute curator, as he plans one of the largest Met Gala exhibits there has ever been, China: Through the Looking Glass. This documentary is for anyone who has ever watched the Devils Wears Prada and needs it IRL.
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
He’s dressed the likes of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus but what about the man behind the design? Follow the life and story of Jeremy Scott, a midwestern farm boy that grew up into one of the most iconic designers of the new age. Jeremy’s bold, pop culture-based designs will have you rethinking what fashion means.
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