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10 Must-Watch Fashion Films

1. Funny Face (1957)


A 1957 musical romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. This film is set in New York and Paris and is about a fashion photographer Dick Avery who is in search of a model for Quality magazine. The magazine editor, Maggie Prescott, looks for the next big fashion trend. She wants a new look which is to be both “beautiful” and “intellectual”.
Dick accidentally discovers Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) in a Greenwich Village bookstore and is immediately intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott. They offer Jo a modeling contract which she accepts mainly because it includes a trip to Paris. In the film, Audrey wears many lovely outfits in beautiful settings. The film is perfect for any fashion, musical and Audrey Hepburn fans.

“Now when I say ‘go,’ walk down with fire in your eyes and murder on your mind.”

2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Andrea “Andy” Sachs (Anne Hathaway), an aspiring journalist fresh out of Northwestern University, lands the magazine job “a million girls would kill for”: junior personal assistant to icy editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), who dominates the fashion world from her perch atop Runway magazine.

3. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) 

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Valentino: The Last Emperor is much more than a fashion movie. It is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest-running in fashion, and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career. It will be a film and fashion worldwide event marking the end of an era.

4. The September Issue (2009) 

An impressive documentary following editor-in-chief Anna Wintour & her team as they struggle to write Vogue’s largest and heaviest number of all times (840 pages and almost 5 pounds). The viewer observes the complicated process through which everyone goes through while working for a fashion magazine.

5. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Several years after leaving the orphanage in Aubazine where her father abandoned her, a young Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She works as a seamstress for the performers by day and a cabaret singer by night, earning the nickname “Coco” from the song she sings with her sister Adrienne.
Coco Before Chanel

6. L’Amour Fou (2010)

A documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge.

7. In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012)

Documentary film takes a look at some of the world’s most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine’s iconic fashion editors.

8. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (2013)

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s is a fascinating documentary about the famous store in New York City. Interviews with executives, floor salesmen, buyers, designers, and famous customers reveal the world of high fashion. An outfit may run $60,000 and a pair of shoes $6,000. Bergdorf shoppers have included Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Cher, and John Lennon (who bought 80 fur coats). Bergdorf’s is the place to be if you’re a clothing designer. The store features clothing collections by name, almost as if each designer had a store within the store.

9. Dior and I (2014) 

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

10. Iris (2014)

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A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

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