Herewith follows a selection of the best fashion movies ever to grace a dimly lit room. This is a personal list, of course. I've been disappointed in some and may not have seen your personal favorites, but here goes (in no particular order).
Fashion films fall in three catagories:
1) Amazing costumes that may or may not be historically accurate and/or influence your wardrobe but are a treat nonetheless
2) Trend-setters whose looks were responsible for influencing the ways we were and are
3) The business of fashion (be it creating or reporting).
> The Boyfriend— if the 20s really looked this good I will rue being born forty years to late.
|The original "boyfriend" look|
|Whatever do you mean by drapes?|
|Let them eat...|
|No words needed|
|Meryl + Robert + Ralph: three is not a crowd|
I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S WEARING
> Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn version)— I've written before that I once paused throughout a VHS tape of Sabrina to sketch all Audrey's looks in order to replicate them. They are pretty much still wearable.
|And this is only the "before"...|
|Bonnie Miss Bonnie|
|Still looking pretty|
|If you've got mink, wear it!|
|Annie Hall wins a hall pass|
|Hoping for the best|
|Ali McGraw with two accessories|
|A breath of fresh chic|
NO BUSINESS LIKE FASHION
> The Women (original version)— The technicolor fashion show at the end of the black and white film is the whipped cream and cherry. A movie about women and for women (hence the fashion show)
> Funny Face— Audrey! Fred Astaire! New York! Paris! Givenchy! Gershwin! Think pink!
|It's good to be the emperor|
|...and make Anna smile|
|In fashion all the world's a stage|
|My three loves|