Fashion per se cannot be defined in a single statement; every person interprets fashion according to his or her comfort zone and perception. One thing is for sure though, fashion is ubiquitous and timeless. For women, some love to wear high heels, while others prefer sneakers. Others follow the latest trends, some still go for the classics, while others imitate celebrities, or just try their own patterns, color combination, and designs. Fashion is predominant amongst women and the members of LGBTQ community though it doesn’t mean that men are immune to fashion—men love to look good too.
Movies about fashion are now growing in popularity and it works as a great promoter of various fashion designers. A film can also be an avenue to make its leading women not only a star but a fashion icon too. So here are the five most fashionable movies ever that every self-proclaimed or fashion influencers should watch.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
One of the most famous fashion movies back in the day is The Devil Wears Prada. It was the 17th highest-grossing movie of 2006 when it is a PG-13-rated comedy.
The movie is about a recent college graduate, Andy (Anne Hathaway), who has big dreams and got a job at a prestigious Runway magazine. She became the assistant to the tyrannical fashion-magazine editor in the form of Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Soon, Andy struggles to survive her job as Miranda’s whipping girl without getting scorched.
Andy’s character hates fashion, but the story revolves around the fashion industry, ironically. Priestly’s work outfits like the trimmed jacket scattered with matte bronze sequins that she wore during the day are one of the most fashionable outfits in the movie. After Andy’s big makeover when she begins to look more stylishly with fancy dresses, perfect hairstyle, makeup and beautiful nails. It’s a must-see as it is one of the wittiest fashion films.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Black Edwards, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a classic rom-com story of a young woman who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building in New York City. He is with a wealthy old woman, but he wants to be a writer. She is an expensive escort and wants to marry a rich old man.
This movie is known for Audrey Hepburn, her black gown, her diamond necklace, and her velvet gloves. It’s no wonder that it has become the most iconic outfit of all cinematic history.
The Dressmaker (1997)
The Dressmaker is a film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse based on Rosalie Ham’s bestselling novel. Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) was an accused murderer as a child, returns to her small Australian town as a dressmaker to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.
Though not your typical kind of a fashion movie because of its absurdist romantic comedy-revenge thriller-quasi-western-mother-daughter drama hybrid. But Kate Winslet proves once again that she never falters and gave justice the kind of fashion in the movie.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Directed by P. J. Hogan (also directed “The Dressmaker”) this 2009 American romantic comedy film “Confessions of a Shopaholic” is based on the first two novels of Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.
Like many New Yorker gals, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) loves to go on shopping. The trouble is, she spends so much to the point that she is drowning in debt. Rebecca wants to work at the city’s top fashion magazine company but, so far, has not been able to get her foot in the door. Then she became an advice columnist for a financial magazine owned by the same company. Her column becomes a success overnight, but her secret threatens to ruin her career and her love life.
This movie has always been an all-time favorite fashion movie. It shows how vibrant, stylish, and playful fashion can be.
And fashion is not just about the Louboutins, Pradas, Manolos or any high-end brands, you can be creative and resourceful too. Fashion should be a way for you to stand out and radiate positivity and cheerfulness amidst the typical business attire. Even Rebecca’s beautiful nails are so colorful it attracts attention.
The movie “Prêt-à-Porter” or Ready to Wear was released in the United States back in 1994. This American satirical comedy-drama film is co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman.
As models, designers, and journalists gather for Paris Fashion Week, Fashion Council head Olivier de la Fontaine chokes to death on a sandwich, leaving behind a wife, a mistress, and a mysterious companion who left the scene.
While the investigation of the death is ongoing, American television personality Kitty (Kim Basinger) unsuccessfully struggles to keep up with the high-fashion types. Journalists Anne (Julia Roberts) and Joe (Tim Robbins) skip out on most of the festivities in favor of a tryst in a hotel room. And icons Isabella (Sophia Loren) and Sergei (Marcello Mastroianni) rekindles a romance from decades ago.
Fashion is very much present throughout the movie since it’s all about the Paris fashion week. The film also features some true-to-life icons, models, and designers in the fashion industry.