Netflix has changed the way that we consume TV and I for one think it is a great thing. It has so many options and I love the fact that there is so much content for my fashion-focused mind to watch.
You may remember that I shared My Top 5 Style Focused Netflix Picks, well today, almost 2 years I am updating my list as there is plenty more now available. Here are my Top 10 Best Fashion Movies on Netflix Right Now (in no particular order).
I ADORE this film. It is also one of the few film reviews that we have featured on Floralesque to date. The film starts from his roots, where he started and his journey into tailoring with Cornelius O’Callaghan on Saville Row to working with Red or Dead to working under Romeo Gigli. The film does show his work beautifully and I loved seeing is shows again, the drama and emotion in them are hard not to feel. But if you love fashion, then this is a must watch.
The First Monday in May
This film is described as; ‘An unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fundraiser. Follow Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and Met Gala chair, and Andrew Bolton, the curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, as they prepare for an unforgettable evening’. How could you not watch! I enjoyed this film so much and the access that you get is so rare.
The True Cost
This film has to be mentioned. It is so important to understand where your clothes are made and coming from, and also the impact of what you buy has on the wider environment. The more I read into sustainable fashion, the impact cotton has on the environment, who makes your clothes and the sheer volume of clothes going to landfill it just makes me so sad and sometimes angry. It has also changed what I buy. I have cut down so much on buying fast fashion. I am now looking for quality pieces that I feel I can trust were made ethically and that the people making the clothes were paid fairly and were safe where they worked.
This documentary explores the intense passion and distinctive talent that make Dries Van Noten one of the most unique fashion designers in the world. It is a true story/documentary of the brilliant Belgian designer and the first time that he allowed a film crew follow him at home and at work.
House of Z
This is again a documentary, I love seeing the true lives of designers and seeing what inspires them, I think that is also why I love my Floralesque Meets series so much. This film focuses on designer Zac Posen. He was very young when rose to fame and fell both up and down the success ladder. I liked seeing the relationship between being creative and running a business.
Franca: Chaos and Creation
This documentary shares an intimate portrait of Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, by her son director Francesco Carrozzini. From the ridiculous to the sublime, her astonishing but often controversial magazine covers have not only broken the rules but also set the high bar for fashion, art and commerce over the past 25 years. I enjoyed this and there are some wonderful interviews with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrmann and more and is like a wonderful love letter from a son to his mother.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
This film focuses on the life of Manolo Blahnik, certainly one of the most talented designers of my lifetime. This goes really in depth and gives a fantastic behind the scenes look at his life. Certainly, if you like me, adore Manolos (from either afar or in your closet), then this is a film for you.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
This is a historic crime drama series that focuses on the Assassination of Gianni Versace in 1997. So technically not a film… but I watched this in one sitting over a weekend when I was feeling poorly so I feel like it was all one show! Darren Criss is excellent as Andrew Cunanan in the film and interesting this film is not just about solving a crime but really delving into the mind of a sociopath.
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
This film revolves around the life of American fashion designer Jeremy Scott. It is a very interesting insight into his rural upbringing to being the creative director of Moschino. There are plenty of celebrity appearances in the film from Jared Leto right through to Paris Hilton. And it really gives a proper insight to who he as a person as well and how far he has come.
Maddman: The Steve Madden Story
I think that most of us have heard of Steve Madden and I certainly know him best as a shoe designer and someone whose shoes I used to pick up when in America as they are well made and generally easy to wear. The film interestingly goes through the rise, fall and then the resurrection of his career and it is very inspiring to see him fighting to get back on top.
Are there any fashion or design related programs that you are loving at the moment on Netflix?
House of Z is brilliant, it inspires a lot in design.