How can I spend time productively during Self Isolation? (Movie Recommendations)

In the times of self-isolation, social distancing, everyone is going through a turmoil of emotions. Emotional well-being is crucial at this phase because panic isn’t an option. Along with online classes, you tend to save a lot of time, by avoiding traveling, attending events.

From experiencing giddy euphoria for staying home in comfortable clothes, finishing assignments in your comfort space to an extreme pendulum swing of emotion to major anxiety, having toxic thoughts about the whole situation and its progression, remember we all are in this together. The real question is how to keep yourself sane and be productive at the same time. We come to your rescue by providing you a list of fashion documentaries to gain more insights into the industries.

List of documentaries to watch: 

1. Dior and I (2014) 

In 2012, 55 years after Christian Dior’s death, the modern and minimalist Raf Simons took over the helm at Dior. This documentary follows the eight-week lead-up to his inaugural show, as the house grapples with his newness (he goes by his first name? He comes from menswear?) and as Simons grapples with the weight of a weighty legacy.

2. The September Issue (2009) 

There is no heftier fashion-world object than the September issue of American Vogue, and this late-aughts deep-dive into its construction remains impossible not to recommend. For two divine hours, the most glamorous people in the world at the height of their powers (Anna Wintour, of course, with André Leon Talley, Hamish Bowles, and an outrageously fun Grace Coddington, among others) have strangely specific aesthetic debates with situation-room seriousness. Are jackets the new coats? How much Rodarte is too much Rodarte?

3. The First Monday in May (2016) 

If watching Anna Wintour speed-walk down romantically gilded museum hallways without spilling her venti Starbucks sounds like a good time, this close look at the execution of the annual Met Ball is for you. It zeros in on 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition, offering a little examination of the Costume Institute’s selected fashion objects, plus a lot of fretting about the star-studded gala seating chart. Its own, buzzy kind of fun.

4. Alexa Chung: The Future Of Fashion (2015)

“The Future of Fashion is a mission to uncover the depth of the industry and the huge variety of roles that go towards sending clothes down the catwalk season after season,” explains Vogue contributing editor Alexa Chung, who set out to investigate the truth about the fashion industry with her Vogue Video series by asking the questions everybody wants answers to. From finding out first-hand from Olivier Rousteing how he rose to the ranks of fashion royalty at Balmain, to exploring how to secure a job at Vogue, Alexa brings her signature charm and wit to give an insider view of the ins and outs of the fashion world.

5. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

Bill Cunningham New York portrays the late photographer and longtime New York Times contributor at work. The original street style snapper, Bill made his name photographing the colorful streets of New York, getting around the city via his trademark bicycle. He was renowned within the industry, beloved by all. As Anna Wintour explains in the film, “We all get dressed for Bill”.

6. Mademoiselle C (2013) 

Mademoiselle C follows former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld on her quest to find her new publication CR Fashion Book, following her departure from Condé Nast. Friend of Karl Lagerfeld, muse to Tom Ford (both of whom cameo in the film), Carine’s rich and interesting life is exposed as she sets out, with her debut magazine, to create new fashion agenda.

7. BONUS Suggestion- The Devil Wears Prada (2006) 

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at the prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda’s whipping girl without getting scorched. Andy half-mad.

We at INIFD we understand many of you may be feeling isolated as public health officials encourage us to distance ourselves from others and community events are canceled. We encourage you to continue to find ways to connect with your loved ones during this time. As you take precautions to keep your family physically healthy, don’t forget the good habits/ routines that you have developed over months of practice. We request you to keep yourself busy and minimize wastage of your time. It’s important to stay safe and have faith that better days are just ahead.

Source:  25 Fantastic Fashion Documentaries to See Before You Die

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