As the weather gets colder we’ve been turning to a good doco to keep us entertained and boy do we have a heap of recommendations for you!
SLIM AARONS: THE HIGH LIFE
Slim Aarons spent his life documenting jet-setters, movie stars and beautiful people doing beautiful things during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. In “The High Life,” the story behind some of his most fabulous photographs are revealed among white sand beaches, longing palms and relaxed, gorgeous faces.
DIOR & I
Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director.
FIRST MONDAY IN MAY
First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.
YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN
The world of haute couture designers is exclusive. Mostly white European men. Yet, a woman from China has been invited to present a collection after Rihanna wore her yellow cap propelling her to stardom. Meet Guo Pei, and enter the world of the uber rich in Communist China and of women who can easily buy a single dress for $750,000.
Follow the incredible story of how $24 million was stolen from the McDonald’s Monopoly game during the 1990s in this six-part docuseries.
THE LAST DANCE
This docuseries gives a definitive account of Michael Jordan’s career and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, packed with unaired footage from the 1997-98 season.
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.”
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
“We all get dressed for Bill”, says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is The New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirées for the Times‘s Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours”.
FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE
The drivers, managers and team owners in Formula 1 live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track. This docuseries gives viewers exclusive, intimate access to the people in one of the world’s greatest racing competitions. “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” reveals the true story of the high-octane sport, which goes beyond the fight to be No. 1.