Yesterday I told you about my favorite movies for art lovers, but as this blog is about art and fashion I have some great movies for fashion lovers today. Fashion is as dramatic and surprising as the designers who create them and of course the world of fashion is fascinating. So there are tons of movies about all of these topics. I selected the ones I like to watch again and again. The ones I really find worth watching or a must-see for everyone who likes fashion.
The Devil Wears Prada
This is probably the movie about the world of fashion, about dreams, goals and what you would do to achieve them. I just love this movie and I watched it about a hundred times. The best part of the movie is powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. I think Meryl Streep is one of the best actresses ever and a woman to look up to. I like her in every single role she played, she’s just awesome.
The September Issue
So after you watched “The Devil Wears Prada” you better watch “The September Issue” to get the real deal. It’s a documentary about living legend Anne Wintour, Chief Editor of the American Vogue magazine. The film revolves around the making of the Vogue September 2007 issue. The September Vogue is traditionally the biggest, most important issue of the year. The film features appearances by many well-known and influential people in the fashion industry, from top editorial models to noted fashion photographers and designers. It’s a true must-see for fashion lovers.
Coco Before Chanel
This is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel who became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself. Chanel is impersonated by the beautiful and great Audrey Tatou who just looks like Chanel herself. The film is loosely based on the book “Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame” by Edmonde Charles-Roux and was supported by the fashion house which opened up its archives for the film makers.
Yves Saint Laurent
This is another great movie about an important and influential designer I really like. Similar to the one about Coco Chanel this one follows Yves Saint Laurent on his way to fame and success. It starts when 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died. At his first catwalk show he meets Pierre Bergé, who will become his lover and business partner, and begins a relationship that will change his life forever. You will see how he created his fashion house and presents the first-ever ‘ready to wear’ collection, shocking the world of couture.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The movie of all movies for fashion lovers. Loosely based on a novel by Truman Capote it tells the story of society girl Holly Golightly. The way Audrey Hepburn impersonated her and especially her look in the movie became fashion icons and are still copied today. Well and it’s about New York and big dreams. So get a bottle of champagne and your best friend, this movie is perfect for a girl’s night.
The True Cost
All those movies before were entertaining, this one is necessary. I think every fashion lover should have seen it. It’s about the bad sides of the industry, about all those things advertisers want us to forget about. The documentary made me think about my shopping decisions and what I want. I liked it a lot because it’s not all dramatizing and about more than just bad working conditions. It’s about the whole value chain and how we can improve it.