The fashion documentaries for the true style expert

Fashion / July 13, 2020

There are entertaining fashion documentaries. Others are centered on a celebrity-like designer. And then there are ones for those who keep the beat on the trend. These are the fashion documentaries watched repeatedly by the innately stylish.

Looking through my personal favorites and the rankings of other notable publications, here are the fashion documentaries to binge-watch to learn the inner workings of fashion.

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

I’ve long said how I’m a Manolo girl when it comes to shoes. His impact is seen with every design, not just in fashion, but also in pop culture.


You may not appreciate Mizrahi but you will understand the importance of his energy that carries New York’s spirit. The film aged well as it still provokes new insight in those who see it for the first time.

Mademoiselle C

One must not deprive oneself of a look into Carine Roitfeld’s transition from being the editor of French Vogue for 10 years to creating her own publication.


I have a feeling that currently, Dries Van Noten’s impact is relatively understated–just as he intends it to be. To him, fashion isn’t about the loud aplomb of influencer clout. It’s way beyond that.

Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

What’s knowledge in fashion without understanding it from the eyes of one of its most influential lensmen? The photos we love, the editorials we pin, and the images we reshare in fashion are all one way or the other influenced by Newton.