Beauty and fashion documentaries
The Body Beautiful: Ancient Greeks, Good Looks and Glamour
Why were the Ancient Greeks so obsessed with nudes and immortalizing the body?
Classicist Natalie Haynes leads us on a journey into ancient beauty and modern glamor in this illuminating BBC history documentary. She examines how our current obsession with looking good goes back thousands of years to the time of Troy.
Can these figures from the past teach us anything about modern bodily obsessions?
Liberty Of London
It’s one of the most unique shopping experiences on the planet. But what makes Liberty of London tick?
Founded in 1875 and housed in a huge, ornate building, the store is synonymous with luxury and daring design.
For the first time, cameras go behind the scenes in this fly-on-the-wall documentary and record all the conflicts and calamities that take place when the customer isn’t looking.
Get ready for some radical retail therapy.
Clothes to Die For
In April 2013, 18-year-old Shirin became one of thousands of people trapped inside the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed. It became the worst industrial disaster of the 21st century.
In this moving documentary, Shirin and other survivors tell their remarkable story of survival and escape.
How much did greed and corruption in the Bangladeshi garment industry lead to this very human tragedy?
The Plastic Surgery Capital of the World
60% of Korean girls in their 20s have had cosmetic surgery. Teenagers are given eye lifts as graduation gifts.
After being burned as a child, Annie Price endured countless hours under the knife. Now, she’s considering having work done on her own terms.
In cosmetic surgery’s capital, Korea, she finds a country where a nose job is the norm in this insightful documentary.
But what’s the cost of the plastic pressure to be perfect?
Million Dollar Wedding Planner
Why have one wedding when you can have two? This is how the super-rich marry in Asia, now home to more billionaires than the US.
In this eye-opening documentary wedding planner, Lelian Chew takes on ten of these jewel-encrusted weddings a year at an average cost of a million dollars. When a bride wants to walk on water, it’s Chew’s job to make it happen.
Is it obscene to spend this much on a day, or is that the price of romance?