The extravagance of the most recent Met Gala has made me appreciate the creativity, beauty and craziness of the fashion world. To celebrate the luxury and outrageousness of the fashion industry here are my top 10 must-watch fashion movies to inspire your inner stylist.
The Devils Wears Prada
Obviously! Admit it, you have seen this movie more than a couple times. I know I replayed the montage (over and over) where Anne Hathaway transforms herself into a bonafide fashionista parading the streets of New York in her borrowed designer outfits from the Runway closet. In the movie, Runway magazine is inspired by Vogue so my question is, are you really allowed to just borrow whatever you want from the closet?
Dior and I
A behind the scenes look at one of the most successful fashion houses in the world, Christian Dior. In 2012, designer Raf Simons was announced as the new creative director and this documentary reveals the creative process of his first ever Haute Couture collection.
The September Issue
An in-depth look into the creation of American Vogue’s most important issue of the year, the September Issue. This documentary also explores the complex professional relationship between editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and creative director Grace Coddington.
One of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic films, this 1950’s movie will have you channelling your inner Parisienne! The movie begins with New York fashion photographer Dick Avery, played by Fred Astaire accidentally photographing shy bookstore worker Jo Stockton, played by Audrey Hepburn. Dick believes that Jo could be the next big star in the modelling world and so they go on an adventure all over Paris for a New York fashion magazine shoot.
Sex and the City
The four most fashionable friends on the big screen! Every episode of this iconic series and of course the successful first film will make you want to immediately book a ticket to New York so you can spend your dollars along 5th Avenue. It’s not your fault that Carrie Bradshaw leaves you dreaming about Manolo Blahnik’s…
In Louboutin’s Shoes
Currently on Netflix, this documentary reveals the ins and outs of the most well-known shoe designer in the whole world. You are given a glimpse into what is involved in making those iconic lacquer, red sole stilettos and how Louboutin plans to introduce his luxury brand into the Asian market.
The First Monday In May
Unless you have been living under a rock this past week, you should know that the first Monday of May is in fact, The Met Gala. This documentary gives audiences a look into the year-long preparations behind the 2015 fashion exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art curated by Andrew Bolton.
Yves Saint Laurent
This French film explores the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent and the period in which he became the head of design at The House of Dior in 1958.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This is probably the movie you think of when you hear the name Audrey Hepburn, if not shame on you…jks but if you haven’t seen this movie, you should! You will appreciate her classic, elegant and ever so stylish looks and if you didn’t have an LBD already, it will be your next purchase. An LBD is the best investment piece you will ever have in your closet!
Coco Before Chanel
Oh Chanel, the determined woman who freed women out of tight corsets and into stylish clothes that we can actually move in. This movie follows the early life of Chanel and how she gave us the essential items in our wardrobe like the quilted bag, the two-tone shoe, the striped ‘sailors’ top, the little black dress, faux pearls, the tweed jacket, culottes and of course Chanel No. 5 perfume. Thank you Chanel!
Words by Tamara Bose.