Fashion on Film

Fashion on Film

From charismatic portraits of iconic designers to exposés on the darker realities of the industry, these documentaries take unconventional approaches to the many-sided world of high fashion. Punk rock and high fashion collide in Westwood, a portrait of trend-setting designer and activist Vivienne Westwood. Dries draws viewers into the creative process and cerebral designs of Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Looking beyond the glamor, Picture Me presents an intimate look at the exploitative realities of the modeling industry, while The True Cost takes viewers around the globe to uncover the environmental and human rights consequences of the fashion industry.

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Fashion on Film
  • Dries

    Directed by Reiner Holzemer • Documentary • With Dries Van Noten, Iris Apfel, Pamela Golbin • 2018 • 90 minutes

    For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the ...

  • Girl Model

    Directed by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin • Documentary • With Ashley Arbaugh, Olivia Arben, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrain, Nadya Vall • 2012 • 77 minutes

    Girl Model explores how young girls are discovered in obscure corners of the globe and initiated into the high stakes modeling industry. Thi...

  • Picture Me

    Directed by Ole Schell, Sara Ziff • Documentary • With Sara Ziff, Caitríona Balfe • 2009 • 80 minutes

    Filmmaker Ole Schell follows his girlfriend, model Sara Ziff, for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the proces...

  • The True Cost

    Directed by Andrew Morgan • Documentary • 2015 • 92 minutes

    This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs...

  • Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist.

    Directed by Lorna Tucker • Documentary • With Vivienne Westwood • 2018 • 79 minutes

    An intimate and inspiring portrait of a true icon: Dame Vivienne Westwood. Punk Rock’s Grande Dame and one of the most culturally influential provocateurs in recent history.

    After defining the 1970s punk look wi...