Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scatter My Ashes

Fashion documentaries have always been one of my favorite genre of films. The latest documentary to hit the big screen is titled "Scatter My Ashes" which provides insight into the marvelous high-end department store Bergdorf Goodman. The movie gets its title from a New Yorker cartoon. The film is packed with personal interviews with the retailer's top celebrity clientele, an inside peak at the infamous window dressings, and personal shopping advice from Betty Halbriech. Laura and I saw this film on Sunday and I loved it. Take a peak at the preview here.

Do you have a favorite fashion documentary?

Here are a few of my other favorites.

Having once worked for Isaac Mizrahi back in my Liz Claiborne days, his larger-than life personality never goes unnoticed. Unzipped is a true depiction of just how quirky and interesting Mizrahi is. What better way to see his true colors shine than in his element preparing for his Fall/Winter 1994 collection. 

Valentino - The Last Emporer
I have to admit, before I saw this film, I was always turned away by Valentino's intimidating aura. My persona of him completely changed once I saw this film. He comes across as witty, uncannily creative and just so adorable. This film offers and intimate look into the everyday life of one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. It is pure eye candy from the dazzling couture dresses in his atelier, his beautifully decorated lavish homes all over Europe, to his perfectly sun tanned orange face. You will leave this film not only loving his adorable pugs but Valentino himself.

The September Issue
The most coveted fashion magazine issue that hits the stands every year is the September Issue. Take a ride alongside Anna Wintour and team as they prepare for Vogue's 2007 September Issue. The film is packed with witty quotes, fabulous cameos and clothing, a behind-the-scenes look at the hustle and bustle of the Vogue office, how photoshoots are created and how the magazine finally comes together.

Bill Cunningham New York 
It is my life long dream to one day be featured in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times. In case this dream never becomes a reality I can always turn to this fine film to get a real life glimpse of how this spread gets created week after week. For over 30 years he has been photographing fashion for the NYT. Every week rain or shine, he features celebrities, socialites and most importantly, the people of this beloved city. You can find him snapping away on the corner of 57th street every morning. Anna Wintour says it best "we all get dressed for Bill" 

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