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Valentino: The Last Emperor
An intimate fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men and provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of the fashion icon's celebrated…
Alexander McQueen Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative…
Boomalli - Five Koorie Artists
Boomalli is an artists' cooperative formed by urban Aboriginal and Koorie photographers, painters, sculptors, designers and filmmakers. This visually inspiring film focuses on contemporary rather than traditional work and ways of life. We see the work of clothing designer Bronwyn…
Chanel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In 1983, when German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld joined the house of Chanel, he changed the course of fashion history. To this day, the house is owned and controlled by the famously press-shy Alan Wertheimer, grandson of one of Coco's early…
Viktor & Rolf
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have taken the idea of the fashion show and turned it on its head to make their show one of the most anticipated events on the Paris schedule. Each season they continue to…
John Galliano Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
When John Galliano graduated from London's Central St Martins School of Art in the early eighties he was a shy young designer with a quiet confidence who was already showing signs of future acclaim. Early in his career commercial success…
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood directed by Gillian Greenwood, follows the designer at work. Greenwood's film offers a unique insight into how she creates her distinctive and often shocking designs, and what have been her major influences. The film documents Westwood's rise from…
Alexander McQueen Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Becoming an established name didn't slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crowd…
Jil Sander
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
Known as the "Queen of Minimalism," German designer, Jil Sander's strong, modern sensibility and highly sophisticated fabric choices won her critical and commercial success in the late 20th century. Her distinct combination of masculine and feminine design elements crafted looks…
Yohji Yamamoto
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Boasting an unconventional yet undeniably beautiful vision, designer Yohji Yamamoto is one of the leading designers of our time. In the early 1980s, with Yamamoto at the forefront, the arrival of the Japanese designers in Paris heralded a darker, more…
John Galliano Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
While always known for his dramatic tendencies, the financial success that comes with being the Creative Director of Christian Dior, and a part of the LVMH stable, has given John Galliano the checkbook with which to pay for an imagination…
Baby Phat
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
It is impossible to think of Baby Phat without the name Kimora Lee Simmons immediately coming to mind. The indomitable diva married hip-hop mogul and Phat Farm owner, Russell Simmons. Upon Kimora's urging, they started a clothing line for women…
Vivienne Westwood Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Vivienne Westwood, the mother of punk style and the Grande Dame of British fashion has never failed to provoke. With an enduring love of historical fashions but a keen eye for innovation, Westwood has consistently delivered clothes that not only…
Karl Lagerfeld
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Quite possibly the most recognizable face in fashion, and certainly the most prolific man in the business, Karl Lagerfeld fully explores his own idiosyncratic style when helming his eponymous label. How he does this while also creating sensational collections for…
Ralph Lauren
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
For four decades, Ralph Lauren has been creating a name that represents American elegance and classic tailoring. He has shaped the way people dress as well as the way they live. Whether it's the polo grounds of the Hamptons or…
Eve Corrigan (Mahlia Kent) & Bora Aksu
Part of the Series: Masters of Fashion: Fashion Designers
EVE CORRIGAN (MAHLIA KENT) Mahlia Kent was Coco Chanel's fabric creator. Today, the company consists of a creative team coming from 15 different nationalities, under the direction of ex-fashion model - EVE CORRIGAN (French - American Mahlia Kent has over…
Nicole Farhi & Sophie Albou
Part of the Series: Masters of Fashion: Fashion Designers
NICOLE FARHI She is so well established as a designer who designs sympathetically for like-minded women that she needs little explanation. Born in Nice and trained in fashion design, she moved to London in the early 1970's to work with…
Dolce & Gabbana
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched their signature line in 1986 to international applause. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is instantly recognizable. Inspired by Dolce's Sicilian heritage, their designs are unmistakably Mediterranean. The ultimate Italian woman is their muse. Masters…
Gucci Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
What began in Florence in the 1920s as a small family-owned leather goods business quickly because the pioneering symbol of Italian craftsmanship and style throughout the world. Gucci was and is the ultimate in luxury goods for the influential and…
Sonia Rykiel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
As many may already know, Sonia Rykiel is the woman who played a key role in introducing Robert Altman to the world of fashion. Ten years have passed since Altman attended the Sonia Rykiel show that gave him the idea…