THE BEST FASHION DOCUMENTARY FILMS AT MORITZ FEED DOG 2019 FESTIVAL

Cooltura
Wednesday, 27 March

To show that fashion is culture (#lamodaescultura), the fashion documentary festival Moritz Feed Dog is back once again from March 29th to the 31st to celebrate its 5th edition. It’s a must-go event for all the fashion lovers and professionals of the industry that brings to Barcelona a selection of the best documentary films of the international circuit, with a committed, inclusive and current outlook.
 
This 2019 edition is the most diverse to date thanks to its variety of subjects and protagonists. On Thursday 29th the festival kicks off with the documentary “Yellow is forbidden” focused on the Chinese designer Guo Pei, who, despite her humble beginnings learning to sew in the comunist China heir of Mao Tsee, has achieved her dream of becoming a member of the exclusive Chambre Syndicale of Paris Haute Couture and dressing celebrities like Rihanna at the Met Gala 2015.
 
From Friday 29th, the programme presents films devoted to the industry like “Cambodian Textiles”, revolving around the craftsmanship of silk production in Cambodia, and “Paris Couture”, about the golden age of haute couture. It also presents documentaries on figures which have left their unforgettable mark in the history of fashion like Coco Chanel, Bill Cunningham, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent –with the controversial documentary “Celebration” about his last days as couturier besides Pierre Bergé-, Halston, Leigh Bowery, Peter Lindbergh and Jean Paul Gaultier.
 
In this last group of films, there are two titles that stand out. On the one side, “McQueen”, the celebrated documentary of the rise and fall of fashion genius and visionary Alexander McQueen, whose screening will be followed by a round table with the likes of Dana Thomas –author of the “Gods and kings” biography about McQueen and Galliano-; fashion expert Leticia Garcia; Brain&Beast creative director Angel Vilda and the fashion journalist Noelia Collado.
 
On the other, “Call it a Balance in the Unbalance”, on the nonconforming creator Miguel Adrover, who, despite being retired of the fashion circuit for a while now, has recently been back in the spotlight for having received the National Fashion Award 2018. Moritz Feed Dog screens again this documentary that was first showed in a prior edition to tackle the one-of-a-kind career in fashion of this unique figure. After the screening on Saturday, Miguel Adrover himself will speak with the festival’s curator Charo Mora to debate on what is the meaning of success in fashion and his current activity in the world of art and photography.