Fashion Movies can be inspiring to your own sense of personal style. Odds are, if you know fashion, then you’ll know of these fantastic fashion movies. Big budget Hollywood movies have the expertise, the money and the clothes to show off the most fantabulous and outrageous outfits from famous designers or quirky independent artists. Movies are a brilliant way of getting into the fashion scene and seeing incredible clothes from sharp camera angles. Catwalks, close-ups and stardom, if you’re hungry for fashion inspiration then you need to read these 9 Incredibly Trendy Fashion Movies every Stylish Girl Should See!
1. The Devil Wears Prada
Set in New York, the fashion capital in America, and focusing on a high-end fashion magazine, this film is all about the fashion industry. The employees who work and talk about fashion must look the job, so there are an incredible amount of stunning office-chic outfits any businesswoman would dream of having. Meryl Streep, in particular, looks fantastic. A film about an aspiring journalist working her way up in the fashion world is a Cinderella story with hard-hitting designer clothes, feisty characters and to-die-for dresses.
2. Sex and the City
If you don’t know that Carrie and fashion go hand in hand, well where have you been?! Shoes, shoes, shoes and more shoes. Oh and did you know this girl would rather read a Vogue magazine than eat dinner? From the TV series Sex and the City, this film promises to be one of the top fashion movies of the decade. The most stunning and iconic costume of this film is Carrie’s wedding dress, designed by Vivienne Westwood. It’s so beautiful the film gives it its own scene, just to remind its audience how spectacular it is. With a movie surrounding fashion conscious ladies in New York, this movie is an incredibly trendy must-see.
3. Confessions of a Shopaholic
This movie revolves around a young lady who just can’t get enough of incredible clothes. So naturally, there are tons of scenes and shots of wonderful outfits and gorgeous pieces. The only problem is Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) can’t afford any of it. But does that stop her? Of course not. Starting off with a cute green scarf, Rebecca’s sickness for gorgeous yet expensive clothes sends her off in a spiral of debt and lies. She does look good though. Sadly, she’s still a shopaholic and her addiction speaks to many a stylish girl who’s crazy about fashion! This is one of the most comedic fashion movies, so hopefully they'll make the other novels into books as well.
4. Coco before Chanel
Starring the beautiful Audrey Tautou, this French film is incredibly stylish and chic. How could it not be, being based on the legendary Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel? It is a movie that depicts the life of Chanel as a seamstress before her rise to fashion fame. This movie is a must see for anybody interested in the early years of the most iconic French designer.
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This is unquestionably one of my favorite fashion movies, an absolute classic that every stylish girl should see. This movie is the birth of ‘The Little Black Dress’, a staple dress that every woman should have in her closet. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly is Hepburn’s most iconic performances. Her little black dress with a beaded pearl necklace is timeless, and stays in every fashionista’s heart. A movie that’s incredibly trendy of its time, and today.
6. Factory Girl
Factory Girl is a fashion movie despite not being about fashion because of its incredible impact on the fashion industry. This film revolves around the socialite and Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick, her relationship with Andy Warhol and rise to being a fashion model. This movie made a big splash on the fashion scene with inspiration from Warhol’s colorful and iconic artwork. Word of warning: it’s a dark movie involving harrowing scenes and issues such as depression, drug abuse and prostitution.
7. Annie Hall
An iconic movie directed by Woody Allen and often considered his best film, Annie Hall is a romantic comedy about a Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) a neurotic comedian who attempts maintain a relationship with the quirky Annie (Diane Keaton) in New York. A thought-provoking and heartfelt movie about the intricacies and complexities of romance that also shows the beauty behind 70s chic. Diane Keaton hit to fashion scene with working long high-waisted pants, large hats and feminine waistcoats. Smart yet chic. Who would have thought Woody Allen would be responsible for one of the best fashion movies ever made?
A classic movie about a rich and spoilt West Coast diva called Cher (Alicia Silverstone). Does this famous movie really need an introduction? A parody on teen lifestyle in a high-school where Cher plays matchmaker, gives fashion tips to her friends and searches for a boyfriend. As a high-school socialite, Cher is certainly fashion-savvy and makes a point of wearing the most luxurious, cute and drop-dead-gorgeous clothes to maintain her popular status. A true girly girl film any style-conscious girl needs to see.
9. The September Issue
A documentary about Vogue is a must-see for any stylish girl. It follows the behind-the-scenes drama of the September 2007 issue of Vogue, and closely follows Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her production staff. The fashion movie delves into what work goes into the magazine. Featuring top designers and models, this is an inspirational and educational fashion movie any girl who is interested in the fashion world should see. Some of the best fashion movies provide a realistic look into the world of high style.
Most fashion movies revolve around young women earning their way in the cut-throat fashion industry. It is soon realized that the world is not a friendly place, and the fashion world is the most deadly of them all. However, through creativity, perseverance and a keen eye for the beautiful, these 9 Incredibly Trendy Fashion Movies Every Stylish Girl Should See show how girls can rise above the storm and make their own way in the world. Which movies are your favorite fashion movies?