During our everyday lives, we are influenced by all sorts of things we watch, hear, feel, and taste, which, knowingly or unknowingly, has an effect on how or what we do. Research shows that the quality of shows can influence us in important ways, shaping our thinking and political preferences, even affecting our cognitive ability. Don’t Just Sit There! Start watching these movies if you are interested in fashion.
FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION.
In the film, French director Francesco Carrozzini portrays his mother Franca Sozzani who was the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. Throughout the documentary, Carrozzini lets us see behind the scenes of his mother’s creative process as well as to see her past and present vulnerabilities. This film is deeply insightful and often emotionally moving, like a letter from a son to his mother.
NEXT IN FASHION
This Netflix series is a fashion competition series hosted by designers Alexa Chung and Tan France. A global contest follows designers competing for $250,000 and the opportunity to debut their collections on Net-a-Porter, a luxury fashion retailer.
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE
It explores the murder of designer Gianni Versace by criminal Andrew Cunanan based on Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in American History. A history lesson. It stars Édgar Ramrez, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss, and Penélope Cruz.
This eight-episode Netflix series brings viewers a variety of stories about the relationship between clothes and people, from a man buying clothes after being released from prison to a non-binary teenager trying to find the perfect outfit for their B’Nai Mitzvah.
Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten portrayed in a personal portrait. As a Master Fashion Designer for more than 25 years, this film presents an inside look at the mind and creative spirit of someone who remains independent despite trends of fashion consolidation and globalization. A year passes as Reiner Holzemer, a photographer, witnesses the creation of four collections.
DIOR AND I
Film revealing what happens behind the scenes at Christian Dior, a colourful, privileged, and sometimes stressful fashion house.
Atelier is a Japanese television drama created by Fuji Television. In the film, a coming-of-age story takes place in a small high-end lingerie design company located in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The plot revolves around Mayuko Tokita, a new employee at Emotion, and her struggle to find her niche in the company. A key aspect of this struggle is her relationship with owner and creator of Emotion, Mayumi Nanjo, who has been compared to American Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
EMILY IN PARIS
It all starts here. A driven twenty-something from Chicago moves to Paris for a chance to advance her career. Emily in Paris explores the culture and lifestyle of Paris through Emily’s eyes. As the American representative for a French marketing company, she is tasked with bringing a fresh viewpoint to the organization.