Fashion, like any other artistic genre, has it’s own culture. Ours is a culture replete with films, music, humor, and inside jokes. If you want to get into the fashion industry, you should know now that there’s more to style than taking a class. If you haven’t seen all of these films, you’re missing out on some truly epic moments.
Which is your favorite?
1. Sex & The City (2008)
A film that follows a group of fashion conscious New York City
women. If you’ve never seen an episode of Sex & The City you still are probably aware of
the fact that is it known for the clothing. This movie (and it’s sequel) is bursting with
designer shoes, dresses, bags and not to mention, a stunningly stylish Vivienne
Westwood wedding dress!
2. The September Issue (2009)
This captivating documentary takes the viewer on a journey through the completion of
Vogue’s infamous September Issue. It demonstrates the grueling process of having
everything just right for Ms. Anna Wintour. The film focuses a lot of attention on the
dynamic between Wintour and her creative director Grace Coddington. Both have very
different personalities but after butting heads, ultimately agree on most of the final pieces
necessary to complete the publication. It’s basically the real life adaptation of the Devil
Wears Prada with less focus on the intern and more focus on existing employees.
3. Clueless (1995)
Almost everyone has had the pleasure to enjoy the mid 90’s teen
comedy that is Clueless. The fashion in this film is literally everywhere and at some parts
a little over the top. That’s only to be expected from the daughter of a single Beverly Hills
attorney. Not only are the girls always decked out in the latest fashion of the time, the
main character Cher (named after the diva, obviously) has an animated, revolving closet
to help her decide what to wear for any given event or… school day. Cher also puts
herself in charge of giving the new girl a complete head to toe make over.
4. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This film depicts the life of a recently graduated journalist
who ends up with an assistant position at a fashion magazine. The main character
transforms from a mousy homebody to a poised and successful fashion assistant. She
learns to appreciate the fashion industry but almost loses sight of her own aspirations as
a journalist until she experiences an eye opening trip to Paris. A huge volume of pieces
from the most established designers appear in this film which makes it is one of the most
expensively costumed film in history.
5. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
A French portrayal of the life of established fashion
designer Coco Chanel. This beautifully styled piece focuses on her transition from a
seamstress for her fellow performers to a professional hat maker in French high society. it
demonstrates her lack of interest in following the normal standards of fashion during that
time and her willingness to make bold decisions to make the modern woman more
comfortable in their garments.
6. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
A struggling journalist has to confront her
shopping problem when she is offered a job to write for a savings magazine. Of course
the many shopping sprees in this film are loaded with designer jackets, scarves, shoes,
dresses. Unfortunately the main character ends up selling most of her knockout
purchases in order to pay off her debt but the film is not without vast appreciation of high
7. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (2013)
Countless testimonials from fashion designers
and well known style icons make up this aesthetically beautiful film. Everyone
interviewed offers nothing short of praise of Bergdorf’s and everything inside it’s doors.
Experience the inner workings of this Manhattan staple and watch how all of the magic
comes to life.
8. Funny Face (1957)
Fashion shows, photo shoots and Paris certainly are important
components to any fashion movie. Throw in Audrey Hepburn as a book store employee
turned fashion model and you have Funny Face! She only agrees to model for the
magazine editors with the hopes of earning a trip to Paris where she will be able to attend
a lecture by one of her favorite philosophers. Amidst photo shoots, fashion shows, and
important galas, she is able to meet her idol only to be let down. This film is brimming with
beautifully tailored 50’s fashions and is a classic for any Hepburn or couture lover.
9. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
Another documentary about the fashion industry but this
time following Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. While experiencing insight in to what
Lagerfeld does on a daily basis, the viewer can’t help but feel slightly intimidated by his
powerful yet mysterious presence. Not only is this film full of high end fashion but
Lagerfeld offers a hefty amount of helpful one liners and quips of wisdom.
10. Annie Hall (1977)
Not a fashion film because of the story but a fashion film because of
the influence the film had on the 1970’s fashion world. Diane Keaton presents a very
distinct way of layering and a more androgynous aesthetic. It was a time of independent,
working women and Keaton really nails that particular style throughout the entire film.