The Best Fashion Documentaries of 2020

best fashion documentaries 2020


On the surface, fashion is a glamorous world of larger-than-life runway shows, glittering parties packed with celebrities, and colorful characters who speak in hyperbole (think: Diana Vreeland and André Leon Talley). But beneath the spectacle lies a culture of hard work, grit, and fierce ambition. It’s a side of fashion that people don’t often see—but one that is perhaps more interesting.

Taking viewers behind the curtain are documentarians who dive deep into the lives of fashion professionals. They orchestrate films—conducting interviews and gathering archival footage—that capture the essence of the most indelible names in fashion history and what drives them.

“It is such a great thing to get a glimpse into a world that often has a velvet rope in front of it,” P. David Ebersole tells “People can’t get back there. Films allow people access to something that they feel so attached to, but really can’t

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