This week wasn’t so much about fashion as it was about football (not to be confused with “footballers and fashion”. If that were the case, this post would never end). I get quite caught up in international competitions like the Euros – Do I really want to see Greece play Russia? Of course I do! – but I also managed to sneak in a viewing of “Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton” this week, a brilliantly funny documentary by Loïc Prigent, the same director who’s behind the genius “The day before…” series that follows fashion designers in the hours leading up to their shows.
I realize not everybody is as nuts about football as I am. So in case you want to pass the time differently until the final (July 1, in case you’re wondering), here’s some alternative viewing: my favourite fashion films. Footballers nowhere to be seen.
*Isaac Mizrahi: Unzipped. This is how I always imagined a fashion designer to be like.
*Valentino: The Last Emperor. A majestic documentary. Worth it alone for the catty conversations between Valentino and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti.
*Bill Cunningham New York. The original street style photographer.
*The September Issue. It’s so Vogue!
*Reality Bites. Not really a movie about fashion. But just look at some of the outfits Winona Ryder and Janeane Garafalo wore. Still amazing.
*Zoolander. Quote: “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”
*A Single Man. Every single shot in that movie is a painting. Also: Colin Firth in suits.
*Clueless. Worth it alone for the wardrobe scene.
*Funny Face. Audrey Hepburn. Enough said.
What are yours?