In the fashion world, video has become a critical medium in communicating to fans about new products, inside looks at closed-door events, and, through designer interviews, the human side of what has long been a very private business. This week was particularly fruitful, video-wise, and below you’ll find links to five of the most interesting released in the past seven days. From Dov Charney defending American Apparel’s faltering finances and Ashton Kutcher in Karl Lagerfeld’s leather half-gloves to high-end fashion films from the Houses of Dior and McQueen, you’ll learn, laugh and be awed. Enjoy.

Watch American Apparel CEO Dov Charney as he talks business, controversy, and the importance of Made in the USA.

 

Watch Sean Frank’s artful behind-the-runway look at Sarah Burton’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection for Alexander McQueen.

 

 Watch Ashton Kutcher offer dating advice as Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld–er, “Darl”.

 

Watch Daria Strokous run through Dior’s ‘Secret Garden – Versailles’ fashion film.

 

Watch Anna Dello Russo describe her new accessories collection for H&M.

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