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1. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary film takes a look at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine's iconic fashion editors.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Alber Elbaz

Votes: 552

2. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $1.00M

3. The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A look at the life and work of Gucci fashion designer, Frida Giannini.

Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Frida Giannini, Matvey Lykov

Votes: 198

4. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

From Japan to America, the LV sign dominates the fashion scene. And, one man alone designs the Louis Vuitton creations the exceptional Marc Jacobs.

Director: Loïc Prigent | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Marc Jacobs, Jade Jagger, Ludivine Sagnier

Votes: 234

6. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

35 Metascore

"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion ... See full summary »

Director: Shannah Laumeister Stern | Stars: Bert Stern, Shannah Laumeister Stern, Albert D'Annibale, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 212 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,967 | Gross: $1.51M

8. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Wim de Wit, Beth Edwards Harris, Frank Escher

Votes: 582 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Seamless (2005)

75 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

A look at what it takes for young designers to make it in the fashion world.

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Peter Arnold, Michael Bloomberg, Shawn Carter, Edmundo Castillo

Votes: 119

10. Catwalk (1995)

95 min | Documentary

A camera follows model Christy Turlington through the spring fashion shows in Milan, Paris, and New York one year in the early 1990s, probably 1992. She and others dash from one designer's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Leacock | Stars: Christy Turlington, Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Nadja Auermann

Votes: 225

11. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2006)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

This film traces the artistic self-realization of Annie Leibovitz, from childhood through the death of her beloved friend, Susan Sontag, and includes snippets of Leibovitz's last visual ... See full synopsis »

Director: Barbara Leibovitz | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Graydon Carter, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney

Votes: 457

12. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $1.76M

13. L'amour fou (II) (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge.

Director: Pierre Thoretton | Stars: Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Betty Cartoux, Loulou De La Falaise

Votes: 943 | Gross: $0.30M

14. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet

Votes: 10,640 | Gross: $0.72M

15. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 37,436 | Gross: $6.11M

16. Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 4,997 | Gross: $0.43M

17. The September Issue (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Anna Wintour, Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

Votes: 7,157 | Gross: $3.82M

18. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.

Director: Matthew Miele | Stars: Rachel Zoe, Candice Bergen, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.50M

19. The First Monday in May (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $0.53M

20. Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue (2016– )

Documentary

For the first time in its 100 year history British Vogue allows TV cameras to film behind closed doors granting unprecedented access to senior staff as the fashion magazine prepares to celebrate its centenary.

Stars: Alexandra Shulman, Lucinda Chambers, Mary McCartney, Fiona Golfar

Votes: 70

21. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto

Votes: 732

22. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

89 min | Documentary

An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.

Director: Rodolphe Marconi | Stars: Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman, Brad Kroening, Princess Caroline of Monaco

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Mademoiselle C (2013)

R | 93 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.

Director: Fabien Constant | Stars: Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Unzipped (1995)

R | 73 min | Documentary

Isaac Mizrahi, one of the most successful designers in high fashion, plans his fall 1994 collection. He combines inspirations such as the Hollywood Eskimo look, the Mary Tyler Moore show, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Isaac Mizrahi, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Best

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $2.88M

25. McQueen and I (2011 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

Profile of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Naomi Campbell, Tom Ford

Votes: 205

26. Iris (IX) (2014)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

80 Metascore

A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

Director: Albert Maysles | Stars: Carl Apfel, Harold Koda, Dries Van Noten, Inez Bailey

Votes: 4,026 | Gross: $1.31M



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