It’s September which means one thing in major cities across the globe: Fashion. In New York, Paris, Milan, and London the fashion elite and fashion enthusiasts are steaming their best wears, and here at Fandor we will be streaming our best fashion films. Fashion and film intersect in a myriad of ways. Costume design, of course. Documentaries on behind-the-scenes insiders. Features that comment on the complexities of this fascinating industry. And last but certainly not least, when sartorial icons grace the screen.
Top 5 from the Playlist:
David Bowie was a true innovator, his influence felt to this day in music, film and fashion. He cultivated many personas throughout his career, each with their individual style, but by far one of the most iconic is Ziggy Stardust. In this rock concert by D.A. Pennebaker, Bowie performs as the infamous Ziggy with the Spiders of Mars, allowing us backstage access to a man who transcended genres and left a legacy to “turn and face the strange.”
Jane Birkin, we heart you. Actor, Fashion Icon, Muse, Mother, and namesake to the popular Hermès Birkin bag. Agnès Varda creates a fantastical portrait of Jane Birkin in this play on a bio-pic. The result of these two power women working together is a must see.
Perhaps not Audrey Hepburn’s most stylish role, but this list would be remiss without the fashion influencer making an appearance. Muse to designer Hubert de Givenchy, Hepburn has solidified herself in the history of fashion. Now decades later Vogue is still referencing Hepburn’s style. “Why change? Everyone has their own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” - Audrey Hepburn
High fashion in the Congo is explored in this documentary, which concentrates on “The Sapeurs,” a group of individuals committed to fashion. Discover “Sape” (Society for the Advancement of Elegant people) through the eyes of the founder, a wrestler, and a rapper all part of the movement.
An insider glimpse into the modeling industry. The good, the bad, and the very bad. Speaking with both models and photographers, this documentary tackles the multi billion-dollar business that is “beauty.”
Watch more fashionistas on the full Playlist: Fashion Week