#ThrowbackThursday: Our favourite fashion documentaries

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#ThrowbackThursday: Our favourite fashion documentaries
The team picks our three favourites, whether we enjoyed being intimidated by Anna Wintour or were charmed by Raf Simons' first collection for Dior

The September Issue (2009)

Who: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue
About: For an inside look on the inner workings of a fashion magazine, this film has it all. Documenting the making of Vogue's September 2007 issue, it takes viewers through the eyes of Wintour, considered to be one of the backbones of the billion-dollar fashion industry. Personally, it's every fashion journalist's guilty pleasure as we smirk and roll our eyes at the familiarity of it all: Budget meetings, lineup discussions and the power struggle between editorial, sales and art teams.
He said, she said: "Where's the glamour? It's Vogue, okay?"

Dior and I (2014)

Who: Raf Simons, creative director of Dior
About: Following the appointment of the Belgian designer as Dior's creative director in April 2002, director Frédéric Tcheng (who also edited Valentino: The Last Emperor) set out to follow Simons' journey. The designer had only eight weeks to create the fall 2012 Haute Couture collection, and it showed a shy, reserved man taking the front seat of a historical fashion empire.
He said, she said: "Raf wasn't the obvious candidate. People say, 'oh he's a minimalist.'" 

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

Who: Valentino Garavani, the founder of Valentino
About: Showing Valentino's last two years of being in charge of his brand, it looks at the passionate, creative and rather stubborn individual. Of course, he's only been head of his fashion household for the last 45 years prior to the change — "stubborn" is perhaps an understatement. Offering insights into some of his inner circle — including his personal and professional partner Giancarlo Giammetti — it showcases the glitz and glamour of the life behind the man who's dressed some of the world's most lauded personalities: Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Hurley and Julia Roberts.
He said, she said: "To be with Valentino as a friend, as a lover, as an employee, you need a lot of patience."

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Text: Adibah Isa

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