The fashion documentary is a subgenre of a larger wave of films about fashion that have proliferated in recent years, including biopics such as Coco Before Chanel (Anne Fontaine, 2009) and Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello, 2014), documentaries such as Lagerfeld Confidential (Rodolphe Marconi, 2007) and The September Issue (R.J. Cutler, 2009), and, in a similar vein, the 2018 Netflix true crime series The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Among these – but in a class of its own – is Dior and I (2014), Frédéric Tcheng’s first film as solo director (he co-directed the 2011 documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel), which follows newly appointed creative director at Dior Raf Simons as he prepares for his début season. Tcheng’s second film as director, entitled simply Halston, follows the rise and fall of America’s biggest fashion house and the life and death of the man behind it.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Australian Book Review|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2019|