Thursday, May 19, 2011

This Summer’s Must-See Fashion Films

Although I"M DYING to see the next and last Harry Potter (tears!)
This summer’s lineup boasts a heavy dose of films that are also up my fashion alley. Of course, I love a good comedy/action film/romcom (Thor was GREAT!), and any excuse to escape summer heat and sit in air conditioning for two hours is a good one. However, if I could spend those two hours learning about fashion, that $12.50 just feels a little less wasted, especially when my options are as good as the following:

Bill Cunningham: New York
After an extremely successful limited run in NYC, this must-see documentary about the original street style photographer and all-around fascinating character is playing all over the country. Showtimes

L’amour Fou
This documentary candidly profiles the life and career of the late Yves Saint Laurent, as well as his professional and personal relationship with Pierre Berge. It topped the box office per-theater-averages this week, which is pretty impressive for a documentary, let alone one about fashion.Showtimes

Vidal Sassoon
The evolution of hairdressing and its impact on society is not very well documented–Vidal Sassoon revolutionized hair and his story is an inspiration. Showtimes (Also available On Demand for Comcast and Time Warner Cable)

Page One: Inside the New York Times
This documentary is not specifically about fashion, but extensively chronicles media’s difficult transformation as the internet takes over print, which is certainly applicable to this industry. Plus, it will surely offer the insight of some interesting characters. 

This French biography chronicles the life of famed musician Serge Gainsbourg (father of Charlotte) from the very beginning, including his relationships with icons like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, whose style in the ’60s was unbeatable. U.S. Release Date: August 31, 2011


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