Four buzzworthy fashion documentaries to bookmark

The costume dramas to have on your radar.

[F]rom Phantom Thread’s world of haute couture to true crime drama The Assassination of Gianni Versace; fashion on film is having a big moment (again). Here’s Hunger’s edit of the real-life style docs to have on your radar, taking you behind the seams…


Photographer: Renell Modreno

In a nutshell? Okay, so not technically a documentary, but nonetheless fashion biopic garnering serious buzz RN. Set in Harlem, this “high-stakes coming-of-age story”, chronicles the life of the godfather of hip-hop fashion who dressed everyone from LL Cool J to Bobby Brown in the 80s-early 90s.

 Release date? Slated for 2019.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Photography: Rankin

In a nutshell? Examines Dame Vivienne Westwood’s pivotal role in the fashion industry, with exclusive, unprecedented access to the HRH of punk herself. An intimate and candid portrait of an inimitable British cultural icon.

Release date? 23rd March 2018.


In a nutshell? Follows the life of the iconic late New York Times photographer and documenter of street style Bill Cunningham. Written and directed by Mark Bozek, The Times of Bill is already set to be a star-studded affair, with Sarah Jessica Parker narrating and a theme song from OG 70s supermodel Pat Cleveland.

 Release date? 1st May 2018.


In a nutshell? McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired; featuring contributions from family members Janet McQueen and Gary McQueen alongside Detmar Blow and Sebastian Pons.

 Release date? 8th June 2018