We’re hunkering down as Hurricane Sandy prepares her wrath, and though we’re kind of regretting not picking up more chips and salsa, we’re looking forward to settling in with the fashion documentaries we’ve been meaning to watch for what feels like ages.
We scoured Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” section to share some of the top style docs to help distract you from Mother Nature. Hey, it may be the apocalypse outside, but it can totally still be glamorous inside, right?
Not affected by Miss Sandy? These picks are still worth checking out!
You'll fall in love with Bill Cunningham, the photographer behind the New York Times' infamous "Sunday Style" section, as he snaps fashionable folks and gives insight into his admirable career in the wonderful "Bill Cunningham: New York."
First Thought Films, 2010/
A classic in the making, revisit "The September Issue," which tracks the creation of Vogue's annual September issue while giving a glimpse into the magazine's elite atmosphere and introducing us to the mag's key players.
A&EIndie Films, 2009/
Ever wondered what it's like to attend New York Fashion Week? Snuggle up and watch "The Tents: New York Fashion Week" to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on how it started — and where it's headed.
Marcus K. Jones Productions, 2012/
Hear Vidal Sassoon speak about his inspiration, difficult upbringing, and changing the world of hair in the documentary "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie."
Vidal Sasson, 2010/
Forget Karlie, remember the original supermodels? In "Unzipped," tag along with Isaac Mizrahi as he embarks on a new fashion collection with some very fashionable friends.
Hachette Filipacchi Films, Miramax Films, 1995/
Overloaded with Saint Laurent news lately? Get the scoop from the very beginning by watching "L'amour Fou," which spotlights not only the illustrious career of Yves Saint Laurent, but also life for the label after his passing and the sale of his infamous art collection by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Bergé.
Les Films du Lendemain, 2010/
Return to glamorous 1970s NYC to learn about Halston's legendary career from friends and co-workers in "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston."
Vainglorious Pictures, 2010/
The CFDA wasn't always on the tip of every fashionite's tongue. Watch designers like Doo.Ri and the boys behind Proenza Schouler compete to win the highly coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize in "Seamless."
Submarine Entertainment, 2005/
With the time helming his namesake line numbered, Valentino allows cameras to follow him from the studio to backstage in "Valentino: The Last Emperor."
Acolyte Films, 2008/
Though you may be cooped up indoors, the news still goes on. Learn about just how the New York Times delivers information to its hungry readers in "Page One: Inside the New York Times."
Participant Media, 2011/