Advanced Style – Ari Seth Cohen is well known in the fashion world for snapping the stylish older generation, on his blog Adavanced Style. He admits that he shares a great affinity with older people because he spent so much time with his grandmothers growing up. The documentary centres around 7 fabulous ladies in their senior years, all of which have an amazing and individual sense of style. We follow them as they navigate the fashion world and break down those age barriers. We some of them win a campaign with Lanvin, a start of things to come? We’ve seen so many brands use older models lately…
The September Issue – This is one documentary most fashion lovers have seen but if you haven’t it’s a must watch. For me the real hero of the film is Grace Coddington, who throws everything she has into her creative work, for it to be cut back at the editing process. Of course, this follows the making of the september issue, the 2007 fall issue to be precise, which is the most important issue in most fashion magazine calendars. It marks a change in season and the first introduction to new collections. This particular issue at the time was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published and weighed a grand total of 5 pounds.
Bill Cunningham New York – Bill Cunningham is one of the most famous faces in the fashion world, despite sticking his uniform, a blue utility jacket. This is summed up to me when he turns up to a show at Paris fashion week only to be turned away by the snooty person on the door. Next scene someone comes out and says ‘bill come in! Don’t you know this is the most important man here?’
I found this documentary especially fascinating because of how eccentric Bill’s life was. Wether it be his apartment filled with filling cabinets of his work or that he tapes his rain coat together instead of buying a new one. This is a must see for thos interested in a behind the scenes look at a much loved character.