Monday, May 11, 2015

Better than Fiction: Documentaries at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library

Librarians and student workers alike love a good documentary—and when we have watched everything we can find streaming on Netflix, we know that there are even more to be found in the DVD section of the library.  Here are a few of my favorites:

This film shows the arduous and stressful project of putting together the famous September issue of Vogue magazine.  Watch legendary fashion world figures such as Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and André Leon Talley doing the work they are famous for, and get inspired.

Think modeling is glamorous?  Watch this fascinating documentary, which tells the story of a professional model scout and one of her discoveries, a 13-year-old Siberian girl named Nadya.  This film raises many important questions about the exploitative aspects of modeling and the fashion industry as a whole.

If you have never seen Bill Cunningham’s New York Times video column, “On the Street,” please follow this link and enjoy!  If you have seen it, you know what a wonderful spirit and charm Mr. Cunningham brings to the world of fashion, both high and low, in New York.  Keep an eye out for him, riding his bicycle around the city and looking for interesting people with a fresh take on clothing.

Thanks to library student workers Rachel, Joely, and Sheala for all the documentary recommendations!

Posted on May 11, 2015 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)