Regular MyDomaine readers have probably noticed that our editorial staff has a particular affinity for documentaries. From visually stunning nature documentaries and awe-inspiring travel documentaries to thought-provoking health documentaries, we're always prepared with non-fiction film recommendations that'll help even the most indecisive Netflix viewer narrow down their streaming options.
However, when it came to curating a list of the best fashion documentaries of all time, we couldn't resist turning to our colleagues at Who What Wear for their recommendations. After all, who better to weigh in on the topic than well-informed industry insiders? Spanning a documentary that's been deemed "the real Devil Wears Prada" to a film that offers a behind-the-scenes look into '90s fashion, these are the movies that style editors find the most inspiring, fascinating, and captivating.
Scroll on to find out which fashion documentaries Who What Wear editors recommend streaming stat (plus, where to watch them now).
"The September Issue is definitely my favorite fashion documentary. I live for Anna Wintour because she's the most powerful woman in fashion, and I also loved the behind-the-scenes look at Vogue because I used to dream about working there when I was younger."
Stream The September Issue on Amazon (included with Prime).
"I have a fascination with fashion from the '90s, and Unzipped offers a glimpse inside that world. The film follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi in a funny, inspiring, and raw look at working in fashion during the decade—supermodels included."
Rent Unzipped on Amazon.
"Dior and I is a fashion documentary I've watched an embarrassing amount of times. It kind of just has it all—the marvel that goes into a couture house, the typically unseen transition of a new artistic director, and much more."
Stream Dior and I on Amazon (included with Prime).
"I started watching The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story but never made it all the way through. It's definitely a bit darker, but the fashion moments are still worth the watch."
Buy The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on Amazon to stream the series.
"Bill Cunningham New York is required viewing for anyone with even a mild interest in fashion, New York City, and street style (or anyone who just loves a feel-good documentary). He's so pure and genuine and will always be a fashion industry legend."
Rent Bill Cunningham New York on iTunes.
"Iris was not only an amazing glimpse into the real-life happenings of Iris Apfel, but was also so funny and entertaining it could really be called a comedy."
Stream Iris on Netflix.
"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. I can't say I'm quite the maximalist as Vreeland is—not even close. But I can't help but be delighted by her over-the-top "Why don't you?" approach to personal style. And truthfully, as a fashion editor, it fascinates me to see what the profession looked like way before anyone even knew what an internet connection was."
Stream Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel on Amazon (included with Prime).
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