Yo, haters gonna hate. This is about fashion, and the most recognizable luxury brands pertaining to an Upper West Side socialite just like the magazine. And as such, is not bad at all. People, when you make your own documentary about fashion you can focus it and explore it from whatever the hell you wish, this just manages to carry it through exactly where it aims, namely commercial luxury, beauty and glamour
boring piece of pretentious pub tv. just an extra long uninspired advertisement for harper's bazaar and friends. no idea why this 'documentary' is on mubi. 'we have the key to luxury', she says. true but in this case luxury of the most predictable, cliché'd kind.or as one of the characters remarks in prêt-à-porter (a film that DOES couple the ironic to a fetish for fashion): oh dear, this is beyond déjà-vu
Really disappointed in this. With the access and the budget that Mr. Lau seemed to have, this could have been a chance to explore how society's commercial and artistic impulses meet into the social phenomenon of observing, producing, wearing, consuming, and sharing fashion. Instead, it's a saccharine fluff piece, where Bazaar editors get to talk about how great it is to edit Bazaar. Utterly forgettable.
Ha ha! I fell into the hole. I got excited when I received the email, clicked on the link still excited, then checked the length of this so called documentary...Needless to say that it went downhill from then on. Style.com used to have a cool video podcast after each major fashion show with short interviews of the stars, designers, models...in 2-3 mn episodes. Take some of them, patch them up and you'll +/- get this.
I think the film delivered exactly what you would expect if you read the synopsis ; A short documentary film on Harpers Bazaar adapting to an evolving fashion industry - Not all the other crap others think it should have been. Definitely worth a look if you appreciate luxury fashion and beautiful cinematography, they did well capturing their story so intimately.