Planning on staying in for a few days over the holiday? Us, too. While it always sounds good in practice, sometimes we run out of things to do on our staycation days. This year, get your fashion fix with our Netflix streaming scrip. These documentaries could be life changing, or at the very least vastly inspirational. Oh, and they look pretty good too.
From the lives of today's and yesterday's most interesting and talented designers to intellectual musings on the meaning of beauty and fashion in culture, you'll have all the reason you need to sit with a plate of holiday goodies and indulge in some serious alone time with your TV. Enjoy!
Bloomberg Game Changers Anna Wintour
Watch major heavy hitters in fashion wax poetic about Anna's influence, not only in the world of fashion, but in the world at large. This Bloomberg profile talks more about Anna as a business leader than a fashion icon and presents a unique perspective we don't usually talk about or see.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
All about the most exclusive and high-end department store in America, as well as its incredible history—you won't believe how much their salespeople make, or how many fur coats Yoko Ono bought one cold Christmas Eve on John's bankroll.
A Man's Story
He might not be a household name, but Ozwald Boateng is highly respected in the industry and successful. You'll definitely love learning more about him. Incredibly chic in his own right, this documentary spans ten years of his life and his work as a fashion designer.
Yves Saint Laurent didn't build his empire alone. He had a partner and best friend for over 50 years alongside him. This doc is all about the ins and outs of their relationship. Part love story, part entrepreneurial success story. You'll love.
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
Today, Halston is just a name on a label, but the real life of the man who started it all is worth sitting down to watch. A total fashion rock star, he knew what it was to live life to the fullest. Watch his rise and his downfall as he was the first designer to diffuse his brand one level too deep.
Charlotte Rampling: The Look
Charlotte Rampling is technically an actress, but so beautiful and so chic in her own right, her story is beautiful to look at. In this doc you'll see clips from her most famous films as well as intimate discussions with friends. J'Adore.
TEDTalks: Beauty and Fashion
11 episodes of amazing Ted talks given about beauty and fashion; its merits and demerits and why it's only skin deep. If you're looking for an intellectual perspective on this "superficial" industry, this is it.
If you've yet to be at Fashion Week, this documentary will show you what it's like. Or rather what it was like when the tents were still at Bryant Park. Now they're posted at Lincoln Center, making this doc a time capsule of fashion history.
I fell in love with Isaac Mizrahi after first seeing this film. His quirky personality and positive attitude during the hectic preparation for his Fall 1994 runway show is truly inspiring. Also, major supermodels from the 90s make an appearance you won't want to miss.
Diana Vreeland The Eye Has to Travel
The former top editor at Vogue had a lot to say, both about life and her work. So it's only fitting this documentary comes out in celebration of her larger-than-life personality. Let her inspire you to reach all of your dreams and embrace your individuality. After all, she did to great success.