Love The Devil Wears Prada? Here Are The Best Fashion Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Drama, dresses and a whole lot of entertainment...

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by Tim Brooks |
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There’s no shame in overdosing on ‘Netflix and chill’ in this lockdown time. In fact, we’d probably recommend it, given that we're encouraged to #StayHome and find entertainment within our homes.

So, what should you do? Grab your laptop and catch-up on some of the best fashion docs Netflix UK currently has to offer... and see below for some we want from our American counterparts. Netflix, take note!

McQueen (2018)

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Alexander McQueen's tragic death and this documentary gives an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the genius himself at work. From his humble beginnings to the iconic shows that wowed the fashion crowd, this film is moving, inspiring and completely engrossing.

Franca.Chaos&Creation (2016)

Known for her playful and fearless approach to fashion editorial, Franca Sozzani, the late editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, was a powerhouse in the industry. "Franca.Chaos & Creation" which was made by Sozzani's own son, celebrates the life and times of this woman and examines her impact on fashion as we know it now.

CASABLANCA: The Man Who Loved Women (2016)

Elite model agency - home to many familiar faces we see parading the runway. John Casablancas is the man behind this empire, starting Elite in the 70's and creating what we now know to be some of the world's most famous supermodels.

Jeremy Scott - The People's Designer

The man behind cult sneakers and the extravagance of Moschino - Welcome to the world of Jeremy Scott. Known for his outlandish empowering looks to all your favourite stars, this take a look at his journey to his first collection for Italian house Moschino.

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

A classic look at the life and times of one, if not the, biggest and most-quoted fashion editor in history.

Unzipped (1995)

Watch as Isaac Mizrahi revitalises his stellar career with the creation of his 1994 atutumn collection. Expect excitement and behind-the-scenes chaos, along with appearances from Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Carla Bruni, Faye Dunaway, Sandra Bernhard and Richard Gere.

Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

If Anna Wintour says not having your photo taken by him is akin to 'death', then you know this photographer is one hell of a big deal. Bill Cunningham, street style and high society photographer for the New York Times, becomes the subject behind the lens for once in this documentary looking at his work, personal life and his influence over the industry.

The First Monday In May (2016)

Ok, so this isn't quite out on Netflix yet, but it's only a matter of time (we hope) before it is. Follow team US Vogue as you get taken behind the scenes of the Met Ball. Watch as a double feature with The September Issue and experience full fashion overload.

The September Issue (2009)

The fashion documentary of all fashion documentaries. Dame Anna Wintour shows us round American Vogue, and along the way we meet her colleagues and legends in their own right, including Grace Coddington and André Leon Talley.

Dior and I (2014)

An honest, often emotional insight into what it takes to craft a haute couture collection. Raf Simons is the newly-installed creative director at Dior and, with his right-hand-man Pieter Mulier and an atelier of dedicated petite mains, has just eight weeks before his debut.

Iris (2015)

She's known as the rarest bird in fashion - and has a collection of costume jewellery that would make most magpies weak at the knees. Iris Afpel once said, 'I didn't give a damn about going to the party, or being at the party, it was getting dressed for the party,' and this documentary celebrates just how important clothes can be for sparking joy and irreverence. As Iris herself puts it: 'It's better to be happy than well-dressed.'

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