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The fashion world has seen powerful fashion moguls rise to the top and establish their brands among the most sought after labels across the globe. Their stories are often controversial if not captivating. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast, we’re taking a look at documentaries about some of the biggest fashion designers available to stream on Docubay.
Chanel No 5, the Legendary Perfume
The iconic Chanel brand was founded in 1910 by pioneer Gabrielle Coco Chanel, one of the first female entrepreneurs of the 20th century. The documentary Chanel No 5, the Legendary Perfume evokes the brand’s most emblematic product, Chanel No 5, the feminine perfume created by Ernest Beaux for Coco Chanel and her company in 1921.
Manolo: The boy who made shoes for lizards
Spanish shoe designer and self-proclaimed ‘cobbler’, Manolo Blahnik is now widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost high-end shoe designers. The documentary chronicles the life and career of the visionary who designed shoes that many simply call Manolo. The documentary also offers in-depth access to interviews with the man himself as well as celebrities and power figures who have fallen in love with the brand.
Yves Saint Laurent – Fire Starter
One of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, Yves Saint Laurent, had a very complicated rise. The Frenchman’s life as a young designer in the 1950s and his eventual rise as a revolutionary fashion designer in the 1960s and 1970s, who broke stereotypes and embraced progressive ideas through his clothing line, is explored. in this documentary titled, Yves Saint Laurent – Fire Starter.
Christian Dior: the man, the brand
One of the biggest brands on this list is arguably Dior. The brand was founded by the legendary Christian Dior, the man who helped reestablish Paris as the fashion capital of the world after World War II. Other top fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were once part of Dior before launching their own brands. The documentary Christian Dior: The Man, The Brand, chronicles the life of the man behind the brand and his legacy.
Karl Lagerfeld, the Kaiser of fashion
Nicknamed the Kaiser or Emperor of Fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, the German fashion designer has a rise similar to that of his old friend and rival Yves Saint Laurent. But unlike Saint Laurent, Lagerfeld didn’t launch his own eponymous label but rather took over the reins from Chanel in the post-coconut ’80s era. This documentary focuses on the enigmatic German who has established himself as one of the biggest names in fashion in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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