Top 5 fashion watches you need to see NOW

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We love a good Netflix, biscuits and tea session as much as the next one, but watching an insightful documentary on your favourite designer, and enlightening yourself to the lustful world of high fashion at the same time? Sounds like there couldn’t be much better. Here is LB’s Fashion Team’s top five watches to do with all things stylish that you need to feast on ASAP:

  1. The First Monday in May

Following the fashion god that is Ms Wintour, alongside her faithful team of visionaries, directors and frankly, The Help, you get to see first hand the beautiful transformation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala. If you don’t know what that is, just think of the most monumental, crazy and sometimes damn-right questionable outfits you’ve seen on the stars, and chances are it was at the Met.

2. Dior and I

Only one word tends to pop to mind when you think of Dior and that is elegance. Labelled “a beautiful marriage between a designer and a house” by Alber Elbaz, Raf Simon’s first haute couture collection for the esteemed label in 2012 is documented in this cinematic masterpiece, launching you straight into the manic world we love to love. Expect to be dreaming about the clothes you see for many nights after.

3. The September Isssue

If you haven’t been left with a lifelong fear of meeting Anna Wintour just yet then watching this might do the trick. An insight into (interestingly) US Vogue’s largest September Issue yet, this film tries its best to debunk all Devil Wears Prada myths (and maybe fails) surrounding the most watched issue of the magazine every year. You may have thought you could probably assume the amount of work that goes into the making of the September issue, think again…

4. Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue

It’s time to turn the attention to this side of the pond and British Vogue’s 100th anniversary, in which the BBC was given unprecendented access to the spats (for all you drama queens), but creative genius that goes on behind the doors of the Hanover Square HQ of the magazine. Before she stepped down, Editor in Chief, Alexandra Shulman navigates the editorial team down the windy and sometimes deceitful (according to them) path of parties, exhibitions, meetings and shows ending in a iconic 100th issue for the magazine.

5. Iris

She may well be our favourite person, ever, but this documentary gives us access to Iris Apfel that we had been waiting a long time for. With her legendary Edna Mode- esque spectacles (or Edna’s Iris-esque glasses more like) fashion icon Iris lets us into her wonderful brilliance of a mind, and shows us that you cannot put an age on fashion, nor genius.


Words by Ellena Rowlin

Holly and Eleanor are your fashion editors

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