Planning for a cosy weekend just with yourself and a tub of popcorn watching movies? Let us suggest apart from the usual romcoms and action flicks. Fashion may seem a little tricky with all the tongue-twisting brand names and designers that occupy the industry. Thanks to a bunch of movies made about the industry, fashion is made more accessible and (sometimes) more approachable. From light-hearted comedies to inspiring biographies, these movies can be poignant as well as entertaining. Here are our six must-see flicks for the fashion obsessed.
The September Issue (2007)
A documentary of what goes behind Vogue’s spectacular September issues. Filmmaker RJ Cutler documented the editorial team during the 2007 issue, emphasizing most on editor Anna Wintour and then creative director Grace Coddington. You can’t take this magazine lightly, not once you have watched the hard work, struggle, patience, money that go into each of these issues.
Dior and I (2014)
We love behind the scenes movies. The documentary film shows how deadline and creativity goes hand on hand. Writer and director Frédéric Tcheng captured Raf Simons in the period after he was appointed creative director of Dior in 2012. A mix of stressful events and humour—and a bevy of stars—make this movie a memorable one.
Coco before Chanel (2009)
A classic rags to riches, except this one is real. This highly acclaimed French movie starts with an orphan girl who grows up to become the most iconic of fashion figures. Oscar nominated actress Audrey Tatou puts up an inspired performance as Gabrielle Chanel in the initial years of her great journey.
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
An exceptional biopic of a French designer en route to success. Chronicling one of the most influential designers of the last century, this French movie portrays his relationship with business partner and former lover Pierre Bergé. A depiction of the emotional, personal side of fashion’s lavish nature, the film showcased actor Pierre Niney at his best.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
A light-hearted (and only a little dark) take on the fashion industry, this is a story of an aspiring writer (Anne Hathaway) in a major New York-based fashion magazine world. It’s impossible to resist Meryl Streep as the magazine’s terrifying editor Miranda Priestley, but the gorgeous clothes and charming cast—Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, and more—make this movie a great watch.
It takes an actor-director like Ben Stiller to come up with a fashion movie that’s both sarcastic and endearing at the same time. Every scene of this cult hit could make you LOL. As male supermodels, Stiller and Owen Wilson stand out in incredibly funny albeit weird scenes, supported by the likes of Will Ferrell, Billy Zane, and Milla Jovovich. Its 2015 sequel was a grander affair and well, much more disappointing so we recommend you stick to the golden original.
So get your munchies in place and start watching! Come Monday, dressing away your blues will seem so much easier!