Top 5 Must See Fashion Documentaries

Of course if you want to work in fashion you need to know the ins and outs of every major publication and designer. No, seriously, you need to know it ALL:

And while at School of Style we teach you *everything* you need to know about styling, there are some things we just can’t cover… So get ready to Netflix and chill with a purpose: To broaden your fashion horizons!

Without further ado, our Top 5 Must See Fashion Documentaries:

1. Diana Vreeland: The Eye to Travel (2011)
Long time Harper’s Bazaar editor, Diana Vreeland was a total legend. If you’re looking for some mega-inspo, pop on this doc. In her decades-long career, Vreeland changed the fashion game with the mentality that nice clothes were just the beginning for something deeper.

2. Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2017)
Guaranteed to be Carrie Bradshaw’s pick for best doc ever, this deep dive into the life and mind of world-renowned shoe designer Manolo Blahnik is dazzling. Cameos by Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss and Rihanna make it extra-extra.

3. The September Issue (2009)

Everyone waits each year with baited breath for the biggest publication of the year: The Vogue September issue. This doc goes along with Anna Wintour herself as she and her amazing team put together the perfection that is Vogue… and the largest one yet! Not only will you get to know Anna Wintour’s process and perfectionism, you get to look inside what goes into a magazine *really*— its not all just glamour!

4. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

Before he passed away, Bill Cunningham was known as one of the most dynamic street-style and fashion photographers of New York City. This documentary brings you behind the lens to see the captivating images and history-making trends documented by this industry-veteran! It’s a history of fashion and New York City all in one!

5. Maddman: The Steve Madden Story (2017)
I know what you’re thinking… Steve Madden? I thought we were going to haute couture… but honestly this is such a riveting documentary about getting. sh*t. done. Against the odds. Living with purpose. Watch and be so inspired by the hustle and commitment taken by one of the mainstays of any mall: Steve Madden.

Of course there are a billion more! What are your favorite fashion industry docs out there?

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