Movies About Fashion

The Devil Wears Prada, 2006. The movie is regarded as a vast improvement over the novel of the same name. The clothes, however, are not viewed as being an inspiring example of fashion. Perhaps, it's the revealing insights into the fashion industry which make this compelling viewing to fashion fans. This could be best summed up by Meryl Streep's quote from the movie, "you think you're immune from fashion but that horrible sweater you're wearing is blue because two years ago designers decided blue was the trend".

Zoolander, 2001. Possibly one of the most ridiculous movies of all time, similar in the way The Devil Ways Prada pulled the same stunt, it opens the viewers eyes to home truths about fashion. You may consider this an advanced guide into the inner workings of the fashion industry. And for some reason, they're making a sequel.

Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel) Anne Fontaine, 2009. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel is undoubtedly the most influential woman to grace the fashion world, and she is played superbly here by Audrey Tatou. From her early years, leaving an orphanage with her sister through her failed shot at singing stardom to the man she met, married and ultimately financed her climb to the top of the fashion tree, we see what a fantastic rise she made to becoming the ultimate fashion icon.

Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times and Yves Saint Laurent, 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris David Teboul, 2002. The life of Yves Saint Lauren is celebrated in this documentary. Featuring interviews with Lauren as well as a host of his close fiends, it draws a revealing picture of the main and his career. From his early life in Algeria to becoming head designer at Christian Dior to going on to begin his enormously successfully fashion company, we see the rise to fame of one of the all-time great designers in a way we had never seen before.

Who Are You, Polly Magoo? By William Klein, 1966. Famed 60s American Vogue photographer, William Klein, made his first full-length film a satirical documentary based on the two worlds he was immersed in, high fashion and the media. Ironically, it is about a documentary being made about supermodel, Polly Magoo who is being romanced by a prince wanting to take her away to his kingdom. Also, in the movie is a character based on Diana Vreeland who was the editor-in-chief for American Vogue.