5 Fashion Documentaries You'll want to Binge Watch
September has truly become one of my favorite months. Not only is it the month of fashion but it's the start of a new season…a season of change, and change is beautiful. So, as we adjust to the weather and welcome the cozy vibes why not do it in style with a glass of wine or a nice cup of hot cocoa, a little shot of Bailey’s and some current fashion documentaries to get you inspired. I promise you won't be disappointed!
This fashion documentary is a 4-part series on how the 90's fashion models started out and how they got to where they're at now in an industry that was inclusive and reluctant to change. I really love how they didn't shy away from talking about the racism and exclusion that was going on back then in the fashion industry. I especially love how Naomi stood her ground and instead of the other models turning a blind eye they stood up for her and used their power to make sure she was recognized and included as well.
This documentary is a five-part series that highlights how the magazine has played a vital role in informing and celebrating black culture in America since it's finding in the 1970's, as well as spilling the tea on internal issues within the business. I love how each episode is a different decade into what was going on with the magazine and black culture at the time and who knew the magazine was founded by four black men?!
Ok, so this one is probably one of my fav documentaries so far! It's about one of the first African American super models, Donyale Luna. She was the first to cover Vogue magazine and paved the way for other African American models like Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell and more. But that's not the reason why I love this documentary so much, it's the fantasy life she created for herself in a world and time where racial tensions were high and black women weren't accepted. She had dreams and she followed those dreams as far as they could take her.
This documentary is a memoir of Bethann Hardison, who was an African American fashion model, activist and probably one of the most influential icons in the fashion industry. I have yet to watch this documentary but I keep hearing good things about it so I will definitely give you guys an update when I do!
Last but not least, this documentary came out awhile back in February, but I thought I would add it anyway, because why not. It focuses on the musical legend, Donna Summers and her infamous style. Not only was her voice amazing but her performance and style was untouched! I highly recommend watching this if you're looking for some inspiration.
So that's it guys, my current fashion documentaries for this month! Let me know in the comments about any other fashion documentaries that are currently out right now. I'm always looking for new ones to watch! On a side note: I might have to make this a regular thing. Let me know what you think!