Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Don't you love fashion documentaries?

I do! The other night I caught a documentary (hooray for TV reception at Abel Point Marina) called "The Day Before" made by a French director Loic Prigent. He takes us behind the scenes for the last 36 hours before the fall 2009 fashion shows of Sonia Rykiel, Proenza Schouler, Fendi, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. The episode I was glued to was the Gaultier one.

I was absolutely mesmerised by the craftsmanship and skill of the people who take a design vision and make it real. The highlights for me were watching the creation of the hand sequinned dresses....

...and the crocodile crocheted garment. The crocodile skin had been disassembled and the reassembled by crochet by a master at her craft of crochet. 
Seeing this documentary reminded me how much I enjoy watching these "behind the scenes" look at the fashion industry. Another couple of my favourite are:-
Valentino: The Last Emperor   - This gave you an insight into the designer Valentino and the business of a couture fashion house. 
The September Issue - This one gave you a behind the scenes look at American Vogue and Anna Wintour. 

Does anyone else have their favourites?

1 comment:

  1. Me too! Yep - loved the Valentino one and I watched the Sonia Rykiel one in the series you mentioned - it is just fascinating - so much expertise. I just happened to stumble across that one which makes it more fun!


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