The Best of… Fashion Films

AC Staff

The September Issue
This 2009 documentary film by R.J. Cutler chronicles the production of Vogue magazine’s September 2007 issue and captures the uneasy relationship between editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the magazine’s creative director, Grace Coddington.

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Valentino: The Last Emperor
Matt Tyrnauer’s 2008 documentary film about Valentino Garavani provides insight into the Italian fashion designer’s career and his relationship with his company’s business director, Giancarlo Giammetti.

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L’amour Fou
Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent’s longtime companion, provides viewers a glimpse into the private life he shared with the late fashion designer, in this 2010 documentary film by Pierre Thoretton.

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Coco Before Chanel
Audrey Tautou portrays a young Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in this (2009) feature film by Anne Fontaine, which explores the circumstances by which Chanel became an iconic name in the world of fashion.

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The Devil Wears Prada
Anne Hathaway plays recent college graduate Andrea Sachs, who takes a job at a glossy fashion magazine at which she finds herself in the unenviable position of attending to editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly’s (Meryl Streep) every conceivable need, in this 2006 adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel.

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