September 17, 2014

Top 10 Fashion Movies Of All Time

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

end fashion.

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.

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