Every aspiring designer wants to occasionally escape into the world of glitz and glamour. In times like these, a fashion-centric film can save you from the chaos of the daily grind and help find peace.
Prepare to feel the rush as you see a gorgeous dress or a pair of shoes. Wondering where to start? Here are some fashion movies that will transport you to another world:
1: Dior and I.
It’s a documentary movie about Raf Simons, a designer who left the house of Dior. I saw it for the first time on HBO at my friend’s place – he had just gotten a subscription to one of the premium Cox customer service and wanted to show off! It was worth it as the movie was a complete delight!
Simons resigns from the position of head designer after 4 years. Simons is the designer who conceived every collection the house presented. However, there is a whole team of extraordinary designers who helped his visions come to life. Dior and I take you behind the scenes of what goes around inside the colorful walls of the house.
2: The Gospel According to André.
This is another documentary series on a fashion journalist, Andre Leon Talley, focusing on his life and career. Talley has been an editor at Vogue for a larger part of his life. He has also appeared as a guest judge for America’s Next Top Model. A man with African-American roots becoming an influential figure in the fashion industry was a huge breakthrough.
3: Bill Cunningham New York.
Bill Cunningham was a famous street photographer who invented the street style. This documentary movie shows how influential he was in the world of fashion. He used to snap photos of celebrities as well as ordinary new Yorkers on the streets and write interesting pieces on their attires.
4: Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent.
These are two different biopics chronicling the career of Saint Laurent as he rose from Dior and started his own massively successful line. The movies also throw light on the lasting relationship of the designer with Pierre Berge. Laurent was 21 years old when he took over as the head designer of Dior.
Clueless may be an influential teen comedy of its time but you can’t just overlook Amy Heckerling’s fashion looks. She taught us that yellow plaid is the best statement piece.
The movie’s costume designer Mona May took inspiration from the 90s grunge and European streetwear. According to May, they wanted to create something taken from the runway, mixed with the malls and thrift stores. She pretty much nailed it.
We all know that famous runway designers such as Chanel, CK, and Versace have been taking inspiration from Clueless ever since.
6: Crazy Rich Asian.
This movie follows the story of Rachel who finds herself in the spotlight after traveling to Singapore with her BF to attend a friend’s wedding. She is shocked to learn that his boyfriend belongs to a wealthy family and the wedding they are attending is going to be an event of the century.
She has to dress up in fabulous couture pieces to fit in. Rachel does makeovers and tries various outfits which are a treat for any fashion lover.
7: A Simple Favor.
Starring Blake Lively as Emily and Anna Kendrick as Stephanie, the movie takes us to the story of two mothers who live totally different lives but become BFFs at their kid’s school meetings.
Stephanie is a YouTube influencer who wears cute and quirky clothes. Emily, on the other hand, is a classy businesswoman with a high fashion-filled wardrobe. Emily goes missing as Stephanie tries to find out what happened to her. While you delve into the movie to figure out its plot, the clothes are going to make you drool.
8: Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 60s classic film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, a young and conceited socialite living in NYC. The film depicts her getting to know a new man who recently moved into her apartment building and how he eventually falls in love with her.
The film is a classic for many reasons. One of them is its fashion. Holly with her black Givenchy gown and Oliver Goldsmith with his sunglasses became a fashion inspiration for many.