I have found that one of the best and most entertaining ways to gain essential fashion intelligence is through watching the designers go through the process of making a collection. Check out these movies and documentaries to be a designer for a few hours. You can't get any closer to fashion than the people who evolve, revolutionize, and shape fashion itself. Read over and watch these documentaries on some of the top current designers.
For a whirlwind of a busy fashion life, check out man who handles it all as the head designer of one of the top American companies and the creative director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs.
Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton
Get an exclusive look behind the mysterious dark glasses of Karl Lagerfeld in:
Lagerfeld COnfidential - Movie Trailer - Funny video clips are a click away
Watch the reenacting drama of Gabrielle Chanel's captivating life in:
CoCo Before Chanel
Coco Before Chanel - Trailer - Watch the top videos of the week here
All of these movies gave me a new perspective on the history and the making of the fashion that we view today. Please watch!
Some other movie suggestions that have great reviews but I have not yet watched:
Isaacc Mizrahi's Unzipped
Will Wender's A Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Valentino The Last Emporer