Marc Jacobs was appointed Creative Director at Louis Vuitton in 1997 to develop the first ready-to-wear line for the French luxury brand. In this 2007 documentary we get a look behind the scenes of Marc Jacobs’ own fashion label in the US and the offices and ateliers of the French luxury brand. We follow the designer from show to show, witness how he goes from inspiration to final product, how he and his team create collections for both fashion houses at a relentless pace, and are offered disarming, candid glimpses of the real person behind the successful business emporiums: a very driven artist who uses fashion to express his creativity.
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Vidal Sassoon pioneered in the 1960s with his geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairstyle (the wedge bob) and the famous five point cut, creating distinctive styles for stars like Mia Farrow, Nancy Kwan and Peggy Moffitt. He was a self-made man who turned his Bond Street shop into a worldwide franchise and built a hugely successful business empire around haircare products. Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling with his “wash and wear” philosophy that liberated women from the tyranny of the salon, and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This documentary offers a look into the public and private life of the legendary hairdresser who is said to have changed the world with a pair of scissors.
This slow-paced, decidedly melancholic documentary tells the life story of French couturier Yves Saint Laurent through the eyes of his partner Pierre Bergé. We get glimpses into the timid designer’s career and personal life, from his appointment as Christian Dior’s successor at age twenty-one to his retirement in 2002. Archive footage and interviews with friends reveal his passion for travel and art, his dedication to his work, playful moments backstage, but also the enormous stress of coming out with four collections a year, and his struggle with depression and addiction.
An honest look behind the scenes that portrays a year in the life of Italian haute couture designer Valentino Garavani and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti. It covers a period from preparations for the 2006 Spring/Summer collection in Paris to the 2007 museum retrospective celebrating his 45 year career. This is a documentary about their lifelong partnership, Valentino’s love of beauty and the female form, and perhaps the end of a fashion era as the couturier renowned for his red dresses retires at the age of 75.
This was the first time ever a film crew was allowed to shoot the inner workings of Vogue. We catch a glimpse of notoriously guarded editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s private life and witness how far her professional influence reaches. All the while features keep getting reshuffled, fashion spreads need reshooting and tension rises as the race to get the 2007 fall issue out in time is on. But at the heart of this documentary lies the special, at times strained relationship between Mrs. Wintour and equally strong-minded creative director Grace Coddington.