You know those iconic images of rich Hollywood women lounging by pools in Palm Springs? Or the one where bronzed surfers stand on hilariously large Malibu boards? The very photos hark back to a golden era of United States history, when photographer Slim Aarons captured fabulousl society images of America's elite for publications like Life and Town and Country.

First look: the Slim Aarons doco screening at MADE Sydney

It's a bygone era of WASP-y, jet-set glamour that the documentary The High Life: Slim Aarons chronicles - in glorious technicolour detail - and it makes its world premiere at MADE Sydney this weekend. Kicking off the inaugural Carriageworks-based skate, fashion and music festival The High Life is set to play to a crowd of invititation-only insiders on Friday night. Didn't score an invite? The doco will be accompanied by an exclusive Slim Aarons exhibition curated by Getty Images, which is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

First look: the Slim Aarons doco screening at MADE Sydney

And don't worry, the doco is set to screen again globally later this year, so there will be plenty of time to see it. Catch a first look at the trailer, below.

MADE Sydney presented by Mercedes-Benz runs from November 11-13 at Carriageworks in Sydney's Eveleigh. For full event details and to buy tickets, head to sydney.ma.de

First look: the Slim Aarons doco screening at MADE Sydney