Top 5 iconic fashion movies every stylish person should watch
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Do you want to seek refuge from your boredom in a dazzling land of glitz and glamour? For those of you who get goosebumps every time you see a gorgeous dress or a pair of heels with red soles, there is a world of films to be explored. When you know your Gucci from your Versace, fashion-centric films can transport you to a different world where no one goes to the airport in pajamas.
Fasten your seat belt as we are taking you on a whirlwind tour of cinematic gems that celebrate all things fashionable. You can turn your living room into a runway with these movie masterpieces. But don’t take our word for it, see the full list below.
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The Devil wears Prada
Without 'The Devil Wears Prada,' this wouldn't be a fashion film compilation. 'The Devil Wears Prada' is the “OG” fashion movie partly because it stars Meryl Streep and partly because the character she plays is a thinly disguised version of Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The plot revolves around Andrea, who goes from a struggling journalist to a Chanel-wearing fashion mag assistant. This has become a cult classic for good reason. It's witty, funny, and a total eye candy for fashion lovers. Even 18 years after the film's release, Andrea’s Chanel looks and Miranda Priestly's coats and bag collection continue to inspire us.
The September Issue
The single largest issue of Vogue magazine ever published was the September 2007 issue, which weighed nearly five pounds. This film, which provides unprecedented access, tells the story of legendary Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors, who produced the issue and ruled the fashion industry. Some call it the Superbowl of fashion.
Dior and I
It's a game of musical chairs in the fashion industry, which is always changing. Brands constantly bring in and outsource designers. This is discussed in the documentary 'Dior & I,' which takes place just eight weeks before the debut of Raf Simons as Christian Dior's creative director. Through the eyes of director Frédéric Tcheng, you get a glimpse of the camaraderie that exists between Simons and his atelier, the pressures that come with working for a French heritage company, and the perseverance required to realize one's goals.
The movie tells the story of supermodel Gia Carangi's rise and fall and stars Angelina Jolie in the lead role. This fashion film demonstrates how not all that glitters is gold, from her arrival in New York City, where she was scouted by Wilhelmina Cooper, founder of the Wilhelmina modeling agency, to her obsession with drugs and tumultuous relationships.
McQueen is a biographical film directed by Ian Bonhôte that examines the life of Alexander McQueen, a renowned British designer whose designs captivated, shocked, and influenced the fashion industry. This fashion film looks at the man who wears mythical clothes, from his childhood in Southeast London to his time at London's famous Savile Row and his notable shows after graduating from Central Saint Martins art school.