40 Fashion Movies, Books and Podcasts to Check Out in Isolation

With all of us social distancing, now is a good time to brush up on your fashion education. From in-depth documentaries to can’t-put-down biographies, there are countless movies, books, podcasts and TV series that can provide some much needed escape while you’re home isolating. Here are 40 options to check out now.

MOVIES

The Devil Wears Prada (Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

The tale of a ruthless magazine boss and lowly assistant never gets old, but the numerous references to designers, photographers and other fashion “insider” details makes this worth watching again and again.

13 Going on 30 (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

This classic 2004 flick chronicles a 13-year-old girl who gets to become a successful 30-year-old fashion editor at a magazine called Poise, where she navigates all the complexities of adulthood and love in New York City.

Coco Before Chanel (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

The story of Coco Chanel’s early life is captured in this drama film, which shows her beginnings working at a local bar to designing hats for society ladies.

Yves Saint Laurent (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

Fashion lovers will rejoice seeing this biographical drama of designer Yves Saint Laurent play out, which shows him and his business partner Pierre Berge navigate the French fashion scene with the launch of their label.

Phantom Thread (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Vudu)

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis’ last movie before his retirement sees him play a dressmaker who takes a young waitress as his muse, with tons of references to design and craft incorporated throughout.

Prêt-à-Porter (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

Few other films showcase the glitzy drama of Paris Fashion Week complete with models, stars and designers from all over the world.

Gia (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

Angeline Jolie gave one of her most memorable performances as Gia Marie Carangi., one of America’s first supermodels. Faye Dunaway as her agent Wilhelmina Cooper is icing on the cake.

The Neon Demon (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)

While more of a horror/sci-fi film, fashion plays a big part thanks to Elle Fanning playing an aspiring model who books shoots and shows throughout.

TV Series

Styling Hollywood (Available on Netflix)

This series chronicles Jason Bolden and his partner’s styling and interior design business, with plenty of red carpet shots and cameos of clients like Taraji P. Henson and Ava DuVernay seen throughout.

Next in Fashion (Available on Netflix)

Hosts Alexa Chung and Tan France are joined by guest judges like stylist Elizabeth Stewart and Eva Chen to find the next great fashion designer in this competition series.

Project Runway (Available on Hulu, Bravo and Youtube TV)

The long-running design competition is currently hosted by Karlie Kloss and consists of judges like Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth.

America’s Next Top Model (Available on Hulu)

With more than 20 cycles under its belt, the original fashion reality show is a must-watch if only for Tyra Banks’ kooky antics, particularly in the first couple of seasons. (“Be quiet, Tiffany!”)

The Rachel Zoe Project (Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and iTunes)

The OG of reality TV about styling, Rachel Zoe takes us inside her glamorous (and often times hectic) life as she prepares for important fittings with celebrity clients.

What Not to Wear (Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime and Sling TV)

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly gave us 10 seasons of dramatic makeovers and fashion inspiration. A reboot for 2020 on TLC is in the works.

Making the Cut (Available on Amazon Prime)

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum return to TV with this big budget production to find the next global fashion brand with judges that include Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld and Nicole Richie.

DOCUMENTARIES

McQueen (Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Vudu)

Released in 2019, this film chronicles the life and career of the late designer Alexander McQueen. Old interviews of McQueen are shown alongside clips of his most memorable fashion shows.

Unzipped (Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Vudu)

One of the first fashion documentaries to shine a light on the industry, Unzipped follows designer Isaac Mizrahi as he puts together his Fall 1994 collection and includes appearances by supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington.

Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (Available on Netflix and for rent on Amazon Prime)

This documentary captures the rise of Missouri-born designer Jeremy Scott and the beginnings of his career which takes him from Paris to New York. Celeb cameos include Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

The Gospel According to Andre (Available on Hulu)

From his early life in the south to traveling the world as Editor-at-Large of Vogue, Andre Leon Talley opens up about the adversities and difficulties he’s faced to get to where he was in his career.

Dior and I (Available on Amazon Prime and Hulu)

Designer Raf Simons gets ready to present his first collection for the house of Dior and deals with the pressure that comes with such an important debut.

The First Monday in May (Available on Hulu)

Fashion’s biggest night takes months to prepare, and this documentary follows Anna Wintour and MET curator Andrew Bolton as they get ready to premiere the museum’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

The September Issue (Available on Youtube and Amazon Prime)

Cameras follow the happenings inside the Vogue offices as they working on putting out the magazine’s biggest issue of the year and how it all comes comes together.

Very Ralph (Available on HBO Now)

This documentary features interviews with fashion luminaries like Anna Wintour and Calvin Klein who weigh in on Ralph Lauren’s career, from his humble beginnings in the Bronx to 50 years later as a global brand.

BOOKS

The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan details the importance and influence of the Battle of Versailles in Paris between American and French designers.

Scenes from the Fashionable World by Kennedy Fraser

One of the pioneers of fashion writing, author Kennedy Fraser’s essays observe the the world of fashion through a critical and analytical lens.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland

Legendary Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue editor Diana Vreeland takes us through her rollercoaster journey and her love of fashion in this poignant autobiography.

The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

The fashion scene in Paris in the ’70s was like no other, and this book documents all the drama and happenings that were going on during this glorious time.

Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas

Acclaimed fashion author Dana Thomas examines and investigates the damage the apparel industry has wreaked upon the world and the environment.

Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué

Released in an english translation earlier this year, Kaiser Karl is an in-depth biography of the late Karl Lagerfeld and captures the man behind the dark sunglasses and mysterious exterior to uncover his illustrious life and career.

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi

Designer Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir is an astute and often times hilarious look into his life and career in the ’90s.

The End of Fashion by Teri Agens

A must-read book for any fashion lover and/or student, Agens lays bare how fashion fundamentally changed from its French roots to mass consumerism in this in-depth look at the industry.

PODCASTS

“Fashion No Filter”

Witty fashion journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley offer their take on the week’s most important fashion headlines while giving insight into the many ways the industry operates thanks to interviews with experts and fashion insiders.

“Dior Talks”

In this series of podcasts, Dior invites friends of the house to discuss subjects like feminism and art. Guests include Maria Grazia Chiuri, Judy Chicago and artist Tracey Emin.

“The Memory Of… With John Galliano”

Episodes in this podcast coincide with the debut of a new runway collection, where artistic director John Galliano articulates all of his inspirations for the season.

“Fashion Victims”

Haute le Mode’s Luke Meagher teams up with Darnell Jamal to dish all the fashion and news and gossip we care about with his signature “sassy and analytical” approach.

“American Fashion Podcast”

Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis, “AFP” delves into the world of fashion through interviews with top industry names with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

“Pop Fashion”

Lisa Rowan (a former vintage store owner) and stylist Kaarin Vembar discuss fashion news through the lens of pop culture while tackling topics about business and creativity.

“The Road Less Travelled”

Season 2 of “The Road Less Travelled,” the podcast by the British heritage brand Belstaff, launched this week and is hosted by the documentary filmmaker Reggie Yates. Guests include Riz Ahmed, James Norton and Mark Strong who discuss topics like overcoming adversity and what it takes to success.

“The Collector’s House”

This weekly podcast by luxury retailer MatchesFashion features interviews with some of the most creative fashion professionals in the industry to discuss their backgrounds and stories. Guests include Susie Lau, Nick Knight and Venetia Scott.

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Rich Brian – Kids Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
Ayy, uh
I’m puttin’ numbers on the board and blowin’ more digits
I haven’t started, man, these are just the before pictures
Shout out my parents, my mother gave birth to four winners
All of the players in the game, it’s always cold benches
Been in the studio, I forgot how to sleep
Not tryna make an album they forget ’bout in a week
They said the fruit never gon’ fall far from the tree
I used to be the kid, now the kids wanna be me
Trippin’ ’bout my future like way before there was cameras
Hella plans on my calendar ‘fore I went all professional
Less souls to trust, man, these people makin’ me cynical
More copycats and less people soundin’ original
Same destination, we just took different routes
Fuck bein’ one the greatest, I’m tryna be the greatest one
I ain’t sayin’ I ain’t grateful for everything I’ve become
But the throne is more comfortable than this chair I’m sittin’ on
My name is Brian, cold bars is what I’m known for
If my vision is scarin’ me, then I don’t go for it
‘Member my first days here when it was all foreign
Now I’m on TV with James Corden, that shit was crazy
Just got a place with a backyard, I feel amazing
Nothin’ can get between me and the dreams I’m chasin’
Ain’t got the time for partyin’, no more gettin’ wasted
Unless you got the 1942, man, then get the chaser
You hatin’ on me, but you know I gotta
You big in your city, I’m the king of a continent
These rappers tryna make the trendin’ topic
Why the state of music goin’ south?
But I don’t even want to talk about it
Let’s talk about it, nah, let’s talk about it
Before all these folks decide it’s cool to give a fuck about it
Everyone’s tryna make hits, I’m just tryna make music
You know, the kind that makes you feel when you listen to it?
I’m the youngest child, I don’t need more attention
You writin’ some bullshit, I write the lyrics meant for the captions
I’m makin’ songs that’ll probably outlive us for generations
Started off as the sailor, look at me, now I’m the captain
I won’t lie, this shit is fun
Tell these Asian kids they could do what they want
Might steal the mic at the GRAMMYs just to say we won
That everyone can make it, don’t matter where you from

[Bridge]
Can’t forget about the day that Sean called me
Talkin’ ’bout a vision called 88 that he’s dreamin’
Man, I love him like a brother, if we fall, we gon’ recover
Just a man with a vision who mastered in causin’ trouble (You can’t see)
Man, I can’t see the finish line
Fall back, fall back, I ain’t fuckin’ ’round this time (Anymore)
Did God know he created a legend in ’99? (Anymore)
Fuck pretendin’ on a track, man, I mean every single line

[Verse 2]
Touched down, never holdin’ back
Shinin’ like some bustdown, sailin’ ’round without a map
Been a underdog, now it’s time to let me quarterback
Killin’ shit in uncharted territories, man this shit get hella gory
Whole country of people proud, so I’m never worried
Glad you’re sittin’ through the credits, man, this is my story
The type of shit that make me cry when I record it
This the type of shit that still gon’ make me cry even when I’m 40
R.I.P. Nipsey, R.I.P. Mac
These inspirations always gon’ motivate me to rap
Let’s celebrate their lives and the people that they impact
The marathon continues, ain’t no way we lookin’ back
Amazon Prime flow, you know I’ll always deliver
We crossed oceans for a chance just to feel somethin’ better
Generations to sacrifice, that we’ll always remember
It’s that circle of life shit, they hold me up like I’m Simba
They told me I ain’t welcome, I’m here to stay, and my visa says so
Just wait and see who’s songs they gon’ blast up in they headphones
Come back like every couple years to destroy like tornadoes
Victorious tropical flow comin’ straight from Indo’
These plants only grow to just get cut and disposed
Their spotlight is dimmin’, my future’s so bright that it glows
You want the blueprint for impossible, I’ll let it show
Remember when Pac said, “The concrete grows a rose”

CupcakKe – Blackjack Lyrics

[Verse]
Scooby dooby doo (bark)
He a dog in the bed
Mayo on bread
How I spread my legs (open me up)
Bring flowers instead
Cause when I’m done, the twat should be dead, casket
Stomach like a beauty salon
Cause I swallow every pubic hair shed
Pause on that dick when I’m on it
I might scream “Cut”, Nia Long it
The dick like Ariana ponytail cause I swear that shit was the longest (It was)
He said how far can I [?], I said “Everything, I condone it”
His dick ain’t got nowhere to stay so I let him sleep in this pussy to help out the homeless
Tryna get stupid, stupid, wait
I like to move it, move it, wait
Dick in the hole then it start to roll, look like it’s hula hooping, wait
I ain’t talking [?] when I tell him shoot his shot
Sweating like a thug when they running from the cops
I’m good eye candy even to Fetty Wap
I’m known for the head like a fuckin’ face swap
Tinted windows every time we outside
Cause I suck that dick while he drive (While he drive)
Let him masturbate with french fries (fries)
Don’t tell nobody like a mime (mime)
Toss my legs in the air like a dime (dime)
He cum(come) quick like Amazon Prime
So when I start running on the dick, made him hold an umbrella over my head this time

[Hook]
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
The shit that we on, gotta wait til you grown til you get 21 like Blackjack
While sucking his dick still jacking him off get an A for this brain that’s Blackjack

[Verse 2]
It ain’t shit under this coat (I’m naked)
No facebook, I get poked (Poke me)
This day giving me hope
[?]
Yeah, I’m gon hold that dick in my hand like the mic in the hands of a host
Wait, french kiss a pussy one time then in the morning go and make me french toast (Yum)
One stroke in, he gon lay down
Kids all on me like a playground (on my face)
Imma ride that dick like a Greyhound
[?] for that nigga like H Town
Still want more, Tic Tac Toe
Nigga just got 3 holes in a row
Chocolate hoe, the Kit Kat pro
He call cause the pussy smell like Dial Soap
Let’s take a bath together
It don’t need to last forever (No)
Pussy looking real plus size
Now we doing math together
It’s like 1 2 3 then he give me that foreplay
3 2 1 then I give him that “Okay”
I’m locked to the bed handcuffed like OJ
5 6 7 he ate it slowly
Grocery list can go up in the casket
It taste like water so he wanna [?]
I can’t be Sullivan, not talking Jazmine
Tapping this ass like a picture when tagging
Swaggin’ not to be braggin
But the pussy feel like cushion if your name [?]
It’s the best feeling like touching some satin
Pay to eat pussy, ain’t no dine and dashin’

[Hook]
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
The shit that we on, gotta wait til you grown til you get 21 like Blackjack
While sucking his dick still jacking him off get an A for this brain like Blackjack
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
Blackjack, blackjack, blackjack, ooh
The shit that we on, gotta wait til you grown til you get 21 like Blackjack
While sucking his dick still jacking him off get an A for this brain that’s Blackjack

AJ Tracey – Alakazam (feat. JME & Denzel Curry)

[Intro: Jme & Lancey Foux]
Serious
Alakazam, use your psychic attack
It sounds like Nyge

[Chorus: AJ Tracey]
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing

[Verse 1: AJ Tracey]
I’m a rockstar like Sting and Slash
Now peng tings wanna call man back
I’m a rockstar like Jeff or Matt
Call my young thug, watch man get slatt
Boy Better Know CEO on the track
Curry in the ends, that’s right, he’s back
Can’t push me ’cause you’ll get pushed back
Easter egg, the black MAC go crack
Catch man in traff, don’t lack
Dee in white and Raf in black
Pantomine, man act, get clapped
I’m from West so that’s tracksuits black
MTP or zone ten, that’s gang
Hopped the fence and dem boy there ran
Can’t stand the heat? Then don’t touch that pan
Free up S ’cause he lives in can
Still cotch with them
Ult like Denzel, been to Washington
Box on Renzel, think you’re boxing ’em?
Used to have Glocks and socks with rocks in ’em
Now the world is different
Same old Tracey but my girl is different
Didn’t rate me till I made her listen
She was boring till I made her glisten

[Chorus: AJ Tracey]
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing
I’ve got hooks but I don’t go fishing
Alakazam, I’ll make man go missing
I was doing trips, you were at home kissing
Now I’ve got Henny coming out when I’m pissing

[Verse 2: Jme]
I’m blessed, ask about me, research
Hear good things but know
They won’t be around no more if they cuss bad words
It’s all Rowntree till you get burst
And if you doubt me, jump feet-first
People around me will tell you
Jme’s mentality is one with the Earth
One life, you don’t wanna lose it, no
Once I hit ’em with the stupid flow
"Man Don’t Care" already, you should know
Fam, don’t let me dig a two-foot hole
It’s not that deep, it’s not rocket science
I’m here just tryna have a good time
Hurt one of mine? Fuck that
Man’s at the door next day like Amazon Prime; free delivery
I’ll murder the beat till you’re sick of me
Straight bars, no need for the trickery
Man will smoke that beef like Hickory
Yo, AJ, pass the auxillary
And the iPhone adapter
Give man chills like the fear factor
AJ, DC
Worldwide music, it’s a new chapter

[Verse 3: Denzel Curry]
Have the game in a headlock
If I see the cop that killed my brother
Believe he’ll die from the headshots
Beam on the Glock in my Hancock
Hedgehog when I get away
When I’m looking for a prey, better pray like a nun
With a cup full of rum, when the rum is red
Tote a gun instead, dollar bill in ten
When you meet death, reapers are grim
Fucking with me? Send the Reaper to him
Pull out the stick on a pussy ass nigga
They tell me I look like a people to him
Under my brim, abandon the so black
Probably black as my gat, facts
Switch up the style and relax, tax
Act like a hoe, get the MAC wax
Like tack tack
Hit ’em in the back, now that’s that
Gat to the face, that’s Snapchat
Now you a bitch like cat stacks, damn
I don’t talk no shit
‘Cause I got too much honour
Nine-millimetre go bang
And this piercing armour