5 Best Fashion Movies
Posted on January 21 2019
What are the best movies for fashion that come to mind? Some of our favorite fashion movies are memorable for the fashions the actors and actresses wore as a component of the character wearing them. They are not necessarily classified as “fashion movies.” There may be a catwalk in one or two of them, but in most cases, the characters are wearing these fashions quite well.
Sometimes these popular costumes give testimony to the period in which the movie takes place, and other times they are an extension of the role we grow to love or hate on the screen before us. Whatever your style, there are certain movies whose fashions stand out and will live on in the history of film.
Here are five top picks of movie fashion styles:
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Sex and the City: The Movie from 2008 takes the top spot in our list of movies featuring fashion as the main character. The scene in which Mr. Big(Chris Noth) stands Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) up at the alter might be jaw-dropping but let’s face it, the fashions just about steal the show in this movie. From the wedding gowns to fashion week, to wardrobe worn by each cast member for the distinct characters, the fashions leap off of the screen. Another honorable mention for this list would have to be Sex and the City 2 thanks in part to the designers' ability to give us New York and Abu Dhabi.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Devil Wears Prada is a film of the comedy-drama genres that stars Anne Hathaway as college graduate Andrea Sachs who gains the job role of a lifetime as a co-assistant to fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, portrayed by Meryl Streep.
This next movie selection may be a snapshot in time, but fashion is a supporting actress in the 90’s film Clueless. She is everywhere –on the characters, in their closets and as a deal-breaker among what classifies these characters as being cool or not so cool. This film stars Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, and Stacey Dash.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic movie starring Audrey Hepburn who portrays a young, New York socialite who has interests in a young man who moves into her apartment building. Unfortunately, her past becomes a potential threat to her future.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
In the movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, a young, college graduate secures a job as a financial journalist in New York City where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls hard for a wealthy entrepreneur.
These are just five picks that feature fashion. What classifies as fashion to one viewer may look completely different to another. Each of these films showcases what a difference a flair for the design can make no matter who your stars might be on screen.