5 Must-Watch Fashion Movies
The fashion world is more than just glamorous dresses and chic runway models. The business itself, despite being immensely huge and successful, is full of complexities and hardships as well. A lot of big names in the industry like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent started from scratch before being household names – not to mention all the struggles they had to go through. Fashion is indeed a burst of fabulous colors in our world. Ever wonder what really happens behind fashion shows, magazines and the designer clothes you wear? Check out our must-watch list for some of the best fashion movies ever made.
#1.Saint Laurent (2014)
The 2014 French biopic movie starring Gaspard Ulliel and Jérémie Renier is about Yves Saint Laurent’s life between 1967 to 1976; the period where he is at the peak of his career as a fashion designer. The movie shows the birth of Yves Saint Laurent’s genius creations as well as his struggles with his emotional well-being, relating to depression and substance abuse. Despite his battle with his inner demons and mental illness, his partner Pierre Bergé, helped him to stay on track and maintain his career at the peak of his fashion designing work.
As the movie shows Saint Laurent’s best years in fashion, a lot of his iconic designs were featured. He popularized trapeze dresses as well as tight-fitting trousers for women that we still see up until today.
#2.The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This American comedy drama fashion movie took the world by storm and made itself a huge blockbuster movie around the globe. The movie features a star-studded cast: Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Merry Streep all in one movie! Although the characters and the plot are based on a fictional novel, there are rumors that the movie is inspired by the life of Vogue’s Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. Well, those are just rumors, but the movie depicts what really happens inside the glam pages of a global fashion magazine. It shows the glitz and glamour inside fashion society, as well as the competition and tension between personalities involved. The setting is from Miranda Priestly’s (Merryl Streep) personal assistant’s perspective, Andrea (Anne Hathaway) and how her life went working alongside the icy editor-in-chief.
From chic corporate clothes to stunning black dresses, The Devil Wears Prada indeed flaunts a number of signature pieces that truly lives up to its high fashion theme. Miranda Priestly’s (Merryl Streep) editor-in-chief fashion coordinates is very much noteworthy!
#3. The September Issue (2009)
If you’re curious about the in and out details of publishing an issue of the Vogue Magazine, this American documentary movie is definitely for you. Vogue is one of the most reputable fashion magazines in the entire world, which explains why its legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, is such a significant name in fashion. The documentary covers how Anna Wintour worked on the September 2007 issue of Vogue along with its creative director, Grace Coddington. The documentary is a perfect depiction of how much effort is exerted in every page of the prominent magazine.
Of course, since we are talking about the Vogue Magazine, several appearances of many reputable fashion designers is already a given. The movie documentary features runway shows showcasing the designs of Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano, Vera Wang and many more. It also features Anna Wintour’s edgy fashion style; mix and matching her favorite designer pieces.
#4. Funny Face (1957)
If we are talking about classic fashion movies, 1957’s Funny Face is definitely worth watching. The musical romantic comedy movie starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson is a great fashion movie that revolves around working with a fashion photographer and a magazine. The plot is about Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson), a fashion magazine publisher and editor looking for new fashion ideas as she plans to revamp the Quality magazine.
The movie showed a lot of classic fashion clothing. Of course, Audrey Hepburn’s iconic gamine pieces and glamorous dresses made their respective appearances in the movie. It also showed diverse styles of hats that were considered edgy and vogue. Although the movie was set in the 50s, a lot of pieces in the movie, especially the formal dresses, are still very much wearable until today.
#5. Dior and I (2014)
Dior and I is a 2014 movie documentary about Raf Simmons’ work as Dior’s Creative Director. It features the thrilling behind-the-scenes of Raf Simmons’ first Haute Couture collection and how he has gone through the pressure of working on the collection for just 8 weeks. He works with vigorous determination to live up to the iconic brand’s name. The movie documentary shows his immense efforts and genius ideas for the Dior collection as its new Creative Director.
The movie showcased Raf Simmons’ creation for his first haute couture collection for Dior. The fashion pieces come in edgy jumpsuits and stunning ball gowns – carefully detailed to perfection. The collection featured detailed embellishments and diverse color options.
Now that’s a wrap for our 5 must-watch fashion movies. Which one are you eyeing on watch
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