MOVIE: Unzipped

To say I’ve been searching high and low for this documentary would be an understatement. Every few months I will get online and search for it, I was always looking to download, download download download. i could find torrents but…. call me a prudish blogger… I didn’t know what that was and wasn’t interested in finding out. Any way last night I was looking again for my monthly ritual and found the documentary in 8 different clips. Why I couldn’t find it before, I’m not sure but color me excited when I heard Isaac Mizrahi’s voice booming at me through the speakers of my Mac Book.

See the rest of the documentary below the clip.

Ohkay you’re right Isaac doesn’t really boom so much, but you know what I mean right? Was annoyed that I had to click each clip, yes but did I click them all and watch the advertisements, you bet! I wanted to get into Issac’s head(well the one he had in 1994) and I wanted to see him at work. Seeing Andre Leon Talley and Candy Pratts in their earlier years was great for me. Also just seeing how some designers take sometimes more “unorthodox” approaches to creating their collections. Also seeing designers who are in the industry plainly for the design aspect and how they feel about the other aspects that they must incorporate into their collections was very insightful and exciting for me.

All in all I loved the documentary. While watching it really drove home th epoint to me that everything about fashion is changing. Isaac did this show with the scrim and that was revolutionary when I’ve seen videos of shows where the entire backstage was the show. In addition, the models were drastically different in those days. In the times of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss the models had a voice. The designer asked them things, and requested things instead of demanding them. In addition there was more to walking. The walk wasn’t a straight up and back, even the posture of the walk wasn’t the same during that time, fashion is ever evolving and that’s not just in reference to the clothing. The point was really driven home by this documentary.