Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen: Drama, Intrigue in the Fashion World ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ Plays DOC NYC Nov 10
Featuring fashion’s biggest names, this four-part documentary series, chronicles three explosive decades in contemporary fashion.
From the early 1990s to the 2010s, a golden era when the forces of creativity and disruptive business converged and collided, as elite rival kingdoms battled for global dominance.
Rivalry between fashion emperors Bernard Arnault and Francois Pinault and explore how Anna Wintour reshaped fashion
With rare library material, never-before-seen personal archives, and story-driven interviews, we follow the rivalry between fashion emperors Bernard Arnault and Francois Pinault and explore how Anna Wintour reshaped fashion – driving the meteoric rise of designers John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford in Paris, Milan, London and New York.
Meteoric rise of designers John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford
Packed with drama and intrigue, expect haute couture, supermodels and iconic fashion moments in this electrifying story of how fashion took over the world.
The four legendary Kingdoms of the fashion world –
Paris – birthplace of haute couture, home to mythical Houses like Christian Dior and Givenchy. Milan – byword for jet-set glamour. London – capital of subversive street style. And New York – synonymous with luxurious living and commercial hustle…
…By the 1980s, these citadels have languished and fallen into decline. No longer relevant in a world on the brink of globalisation, the Houses and brands of the Four Kingdoms have lost their lustre and their power to enchant.
But a young, unknown French entrepreneur doesn’t hesitate to take advantage of their vulnerability. His name is Bernard Arnault and his ambition is to conquer the Houses and the Kingdoms, forging a global empire that will hold the entire world in its thrall – and make him the wealthiest man on the planet.
Arnault, quintessential disruptor and master of the hostile takeover, soon becomes known as the Sultan of Chic – and the Wolf in Cashmere.
His extraordinary success inspires a ruthless rival, François Pinault, to enter the fray and carve out his own empire in this deluxe world. Anna Wintour, sorceress of style, and tycoon whisperer – seeks to build her own empire at Vogue, mediating between the worlds of corporate power, celebrity and creative wizardry.
A brilliant, subversive quartet of young designers will prove indispensable to Arnault and Pinault in their quest for dominion. John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford agree to lend their genius to these 21st century titans. It is a Faustian Pact that will give them unimaginable fame and wealth – but at a deadly price.
For there is a dark, troubling underbelly to this world of seductive beauty and thrilling glamour.
‘Kingdom of Dreams’ Plays DOC NYC Nov 10