The summers are here. And thus, so many of us are enjoying the requisite summer vacations, as we call them. While some of us would satiate our wanderlust during this period, many others would happily indulge in all day-all night movie marathons. For those of you who are blessed with common interests of mine like bingeing on movies (especially chick-flicks) and incessantly shopping till I drop, I have specially compiled a list of my favorite movies that are a combination of both the loves of my life.
Watching fashion-inspired movies can be a great way to immerse yourself in the world of style, creativity, and glamour. Here’s a list of ultimate fashion-inspiration movies to watch.
15 Ultimate Fashion Inspiration Movies To Watch
1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Follows the journey of a young woman who lands a job as an assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor. Offers insights into the high-paced and glamorous world of fashion.
2. Funny Face (1957)
A musical romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Features iconic fashion photography sequences and showcases Parisian haute couture.
3. Coco Before Chanel (2009):
Chronicles the early life of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel, exploring her rise to prominence and influence on the world of fashion.
4. Yves Saint Laurent (2014):
Offers a glimpse into the life and career of iconic French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Explores his creative process, personal struggles, and groundbreaking contributions to the fashion industry.
5. The September Issue (2009):
Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Vogue’s September 2007 issue, known as the fashion bible’s most important edition of the year.
6. Phantom Thread (2017):
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, this film delves into the world of haute couture in 1950s London. Follows the tumultuous relationship between a renowned dressmaker and his muse.
7. A Single Man (2009):
Directed by Tom Ford, this visually stunning film follows a day in the life of a gay college professor mourning the death of his partner. Known for its meticulous attention to fashion and design details.
8. Zoolander (2001):
A comedy film that satirizes the fashion industry, following the misadventures of male model Derek Zoolander. Offers a humorous take on the absurdities of the fashion world.
9. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008):
Offers an intimate look into the life and career of legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani. Chronicles his final years at the helm of his fashion empire.
10. Dior and I (2014):
Goes behind the scenes of the House of Dior as Belgian designer Raf Simons takes over as creative director. Offers insights into the creative process and craftsmanship behind Dior’s haute couture collections.
11. House of Z (2017):
Chronicles the rise, fall, and comeback of fashion designer Zac Posen. Offers a compelling look at the challenges and triumphs of building a fashion brand.
12. Bill Cunningham New York (2010):
A documentary that profiles the life and work of renowned street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. Offers insights into his passion for capturing fashion trends and street style.
13. Unzipped (1995):
A documentary that follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi as he prepares for his 1994 fall collection. Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and drama of the fashion world.
14. The Neon Demon (2016):
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, this psychological horror film explores the dark side of the fashion industry through the eyes of an aspiring model in Los Angeles.
15. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009):
A romantic comedy that follows the journey of a young woman with a passion for fashion and a penchant for overspending. Offers a lighthearted take on the world of retail therapy and fashion obsession.
These fashion-inspired movies offer a diverse range of perspectives on the world of style, creativity, and ambition. Whether you’re interested in iconic designers, fashion photography, or the inner workings of the industry, these films are sure to inspire and captivate you.