Are you passionate about fashion and cinema? You are in the right place! Read the article and discover the 10 best fashion movies to watch!
There are films that have marked the history of cinema and fashion in an extraordinary way. Here is our handpicked list of the best fashion movies ever!
- The Seven Year Itch (1955)
- Funny Face (1957)
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
- American Gigolo (1980)
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- Clueless (1995)
- The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
- Sex and the city (2008)
- Coco Before Chanel (2009)
- The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 film directed by Billy Wilder.
This film was made famous by the well-known white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe. This dress is part of the collective imagination, the pleated skirt that rises above the subway grates.
Designed by costume designer William Travillaand, it is considered a historical piece of fashion in cinema. This is the very icon of Marilyn Monroe and 1950s American comedy.
Funny Face (1957)
Funny Face is a 1957 musical film, directed by Stanley Donen and starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
Audrey Hepburn finds herself living a Cinderella story in the Paris of the 1950s. It is one of the first films where fashion meets cinema.
Most of the costumes were designed by Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 1961 film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
Givenchy collaborated in the creation of the iconic little black dress worn by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, making her a symbol of timeless elegance.
The Givenchy dress is considered one of the most influential dresses in the history of clothing which, together with the pearl necklace, consecrated the elegant image of the actress.
American Gigolo (1980)
American Gigolo is a 1980 crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.
Created specifically by Armani for Richard Gere, the clothes have made his character’s style timeless and have also “dictated the law” in men’s fashion.
The movie revolutionized men’s fashion and contributed to raising the name of Italian high fashion in the 1980s.
Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic film, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
The movie is full of beautiful outfits inspiring the fashion world for 30 years. The most glamorous of them being the famous red, off-the-shoulder dress that turns Vivian into a modern princess.
This outfit is so iconic that it was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2014.
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.
It is a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, with a modern setting of Beverly Hills. The plot centers on Cher Horowitz, a beautiful, popular and rich high school student who meets a new student and decides to give her a makeover.
The most iconic of all Clueless costumes is the yellow plaid outfit was designed by Dolce & Gabbana.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel and produced by Wendy Finerman.
The film stars Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a powerful fashion magazine editor, and Anne Hathaway as Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a college graduate who gets a job as Priestly’s co-assistant. The movie is filled with stylish outfits and high fashion looks.
The woman behind the costumes that made the film so famous was Patricia Field who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
Sex and the city (2008)
Sex and the City is a 2008 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick King.
The movie centers on four female friends: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), dealing with their lives as single women in New York City.
To be honest, every woman would love to have Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe!
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Coco Before Chanel (original: Coco avant Chanel) is a 2009 film directed by Anne Fontaine.
The film tells the story of the French designer Coco Chanel starting from her first jobs as a stand-up comedian up to the birth of her high fashion house, an image of elegance and refinement.
The costume designer of the movie was Catherine Leterrier who brought a fashion legend back to life.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Great Gatsby is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann and based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name.
The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire and it is an incredible fashion inspiration for all the lovers of the 1920s.
Designed by Luhrmann’s wife, Catherine Martin, the costumes convey the beauty, the elegance and the decadence of the those years.
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