With its airbrushed perfection and impression of nonstop glamour, the fashion industry is often viewed as a place where self-indulgent divas get to play dress up all day long. The reality? As if! While glossy images in magazines and impeccably executed runway shows may look effortless, the reality is that only hard work, dedication and an ineffable love of fashion make these things possible.
Thankfully, the past couple of decades has brought about a renaissance in fashion films and documentaries. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best films about the fashion industry to give you an inside glimpse of what it’s really about—click through below to watch the trailers.