Documentaries Every Fashion Girl Needs to See

There are certain things that will unfailingly set a fashion girl's heart aflutter—unanticipated artistic collaborations, the murmurs of a new fashion muse, invite-only sample sales, and when creative directors get new seat assignments in the fashion house game of musical chairs. Then, every so often, a documentary delving into the particulars of the fashion world emerges and commands our undivided attention. 

Beyond showcasing the stylistic articulations we adore and celebrate, the best fashion-centric documentaries also bring to light other aspects of the industry we don't always take the time to consider. Diving into these less-tread waters is what captures our attention, and subsequent absorption, and what makes these films a hit with viewers of the fashion set and beyond. Consider the following must-sees to add to your library.

Click through to see the documentaries every fashion girl needs to see (or watch again), plus shop sweats you'll need for your next viewing marathon.



Unzipped (1995)

Go behind the scenes in this deliciously '90s documentary as it follows the launch of Isaac Mizrahi's 1994 fall collection (and of course features cameos by iconic supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista).


Everett Collection

Bill Cunningham New York (2011)

The late Bill Cunningham will win over your heart in this intimate profile of the iconic photographer.


Mago Media

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel  (2011)

Take a look into the colorful life and career of Diana Vreeland in this documentary that focuses on her time as editor in chief of Vogue.


Everett Collection

The September Issue (2009)

See every step that goes into the making of Vogue's September issue, following editor in chief Anna Wintour and her staff as they work to produce the fashion bible.


CIM Productions

Dior and I (2014)

The film traces how Raf Simons created his first haute couture collection in just eight weeks when he was appointed as the fashion house's new artistic director. 


Mallory Andrews

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)

Hear a patchwork of stories surrounding the famed Manhattan department store from fashion world fixtures like Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, and Vera Wang.


Magnolia Pictures

Iris (2014)

Albert Maysles's delightful documentary follows style maven Iris Apfel's wonderful enthusiasm for fashion.


Dogwoof Ltd.

Advanced Style (2014)

This quirky documentary celebrates personal style at every age while following the fashionable lives of seven New Yorkers.

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