2018 is turning out to be a bumper year for films and series with a sartorial slant, both factual and fictional. Here’s a roundup of the ones to look out for:
Chronicling the lives and careers of some of the fashion world’s brightest and most intriguing stars, and spanning different areas of the fashion business, each of these documentaries promises unique insight into a glitzy, crazy world with a captivating character at its centre. They’ve all released internationally but can be a little hard to track down in SA, where they often go straight to streaming services, so keep your eyes peeled.
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Controversy, innovation and now longevity define Vivienne Westwood, darling and former enfant terrible of the UK fashion scene. Eccentric and outspoken, she has pushed many a boundary, including arriving at Buckingham Palace to receive her Order of the British Empire without any underwear and protesting nude for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This documentary promises insight into her life, and includes interviews with her friends, family and collaborators.
The world was rocked by the suicide of the talented and mercurial Alexander Mcqueen in 2010. This is not the first film about him, but it is set to prove definitive over the feature films, which have focused on small portions of his life and work.
Mcqueen was hugely influential, wondrously original and ultimately tragic; a film of his life promises to be as mesmerising as one of his shows.
The Gospel According to André
We all know about glacial American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, but there