Fashion documentaries favourites

The September Issue (2009)

With unprecedented access, filmmaker R.J. Cutler chronicles the preparations of Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for the magazine’s 2007 September issue. 

Style Wars (1983)

Style Wars documents the New York street culture and subway graffiti art scene in the early 1980s.

Girl Model (2011)

Dogwoof’s own Girl Model documents the workings of the complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modelling industry.

Paris Is Burning (1990)

Filmed in the late 80s, Paris Is Burning explores the history behind the Harlem Balls – events organised by groups of New York minority drag queens, who create their own fashion competitions and invent the dance style of ‘voguing’ – imitating the fashion poses on the covers of Vogue magazine.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (2013)

With Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, Matthew Miele introduces one razzmatazz of a documentary, which offers an insightful and stunning behind-the-scenes look at Manhattan’s legendary department store.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is an intimate portrait and a glamorous celebration of one of the most influential women in fashion, an established icon who has had an enormous influence on the course of fashion, publishing and culture.

Unzipped (1995)

Douglas Keeve's documentary follows his then boyfriend – flamboyant fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, as he plans and stages his autumn ‘94 collection show. 

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

Another Dogwoof film, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of the street-fashion and society chronicler for The New York Times – a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own unassuming grace. 


Grey Gardens (1975)

The Maysles brothers pay visits to an old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy, who spend their eccentric lives in decrepit East Hampton mansion ‘Grey Gardens’. 

Advanced Style (2014)

A Dogwoof film, Advanced Style is the story behind the fashion blog which became an international phenomenon that features women over 60 in all their fashionable glory in New York City.