Dior and I
A touching, intimate documentary about Pierre Bergé and the love of his life – Yves Saint Laurent. The story that is intertwined with the selling of the antiques that constituted the fundament of their extremely (over-) decorated Paris apartment.L’amour fou is a very respectfully told story about two strong charcaters and their love story yet the same time brutally honest about the darker things in life.
My complete review: L’amour fou
Bill Cunningham New York
In memory of Bill Cunningham I want to plug this wonderful portrait of the legendary street fashion photographer. In this movie Bill Cunningham is roaming the streets endlessly, looking for trends and patterns, while also heralding the eccentrics. The documentary is done with a very respectful, gentle hand, while still being close to the subject. In fact the directors weren’t even allowed to set appointments with Bill, instead they waited outside his home, his work, his functions to see if he was in the mood to be filmed. A very touching portrait of a man with a fascinating legacy.
The September Issue
This premise of this movie shows how fleeting the media climate is these days. The September Issue of American Vogue was until quite recently the powerhouse of all things fashion, at least in USA. Today in 2016, things have shifted a bit. But this documentary is not really about a magazine. Instead this is a movie about the larger than lives characters that seems to populate the fashion world and the tension that can happen between them. One of the best thing about this movie is the focus on the complicated dynamics between the editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the fashion director Grace Goddington.
My complete review: Unzipped