Tag Archives: Fashion Documentary

HALSTON (2019) New trailer For Documentary About Celebrated Fashion Designer Halston…

Halson (2109)
Halson (2109)

Talented American fashion designer Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. Things did have to change in the Wall Street era and Halston ended up taking the biggest gamble of his life…

Written / directed by Frédéric Tcheng, Halston is a new documentary about Roy Halston Frowick who is most commonly known as simply Halston…

Before this trailer, the only Halston I knew of was Halston Sage. I’m now looking forward some truths about the business side of fashion, in this case, when things don’t go in the way of the designer. I’m also in for the interesting character study.

Tcheng’s film features interviews / commentary by  Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Naeem Khan and Bob Colacello among others.

Halston Release Dates

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7 DAYS OUT (2018): New trailer for Documentary About Iconic Cultural Events…

7 Days Out (2018), Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show, SS 2018
7 Days Out (2018), Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show, SS 2018

7 Days Out is a new documentary series offering a behind the scenes look at some of the most iconic cultural events in the fields of fashion, sports, food, gaming, and space. 

Events featured include a Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show, NASA’s Cassini Mission and the Westminster Dog Show, to name just a three…

 I’m most interested in the fashion show episode, then the restaurant opening followed by the space mission. As someone who doesn’t enjoy organising events, I actually quite enjoy watching other people do it and do it well. I also love food and fashion as art.

7 Days Out Release Dates: December 21st (Netflix)…

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HOUSE OF Z (2017): The Thing I liked…

House Of Z (2017), Zac Posen
House Of Z (2017), Zac Posen

House Of Z, the Sandy Chronopoulos directed documentary about the life and career of fashion designer Zac Posen is an interesting watch. Especially for those curious about the nature and challenges of working in the fashion industry as a designer.

Featuring video footage of a young Posen’s early life and interviews with his collaborators, family and friends, House Of Z does an adequate job of painting a clear picture that shows us more than just the creations that speak of Posen’s undeniable talent. We learn about just how instrumental the support of his family was in his early success. We also learn about what went wrong, Posen’s eventual fall from grace followed by an update of what the designer is doing now.

If you’ve seen one or more fashion films or documentaries, you can probably guess that the classic battle between art and commerce is covered in this film. The general rule being that bad things happen when that relationship isn’t managed well.

House of Z is not a perfect documentary – in part because some of the editing early on in the film felt quite awkward. But should you be curious enough, watch it for Posen’s artistry – the magnificent dresses and the cautionary tale about the relationship between art plus commerce and finding success at a young age.

The part of House Of Z that I enjoyed most is of course when I got to look at Posen’s truly breathtaking early designs, just as the fashion world was beginning to pay attention. I also liked the beautiful words of Joseph Campbell at the end about ‘following your bliss’.

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DRIES (2017): New Trailer For Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Documentary…

Dries (2017), Dries Van NotenInsight into the life, mind and creative heart of Master Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten is what new documentary Dries is all about. Written and directed by Rainer Holzemer, in Dries we get to witness the creation of four beautiful collections by a man who has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalisation…

I’m one of those people for whom the latest fashion is more art that I appreciate looking at than something I make particular effort to seek out to adorn myself with. I want to watch Dries for the art and also because very creative people are eternally intriguing, to me.

Dries Release Dates

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