If you are a woman who likes fashion and things related, as most of us do, have you ever thought about the movies that have been related to this very subject. Here are some choice picks that have been arranged chronologically.The Women (1939) -This movie is based on the women of the 1930s who struggled for their independence is a world of men. The movie is based in New York Society and has some great frocks along with superb interiors to please the eye.
Funny Face (1957) – It is based on the editor of Vogue Diana Vreeland who make the young and unknown Jo Stockton into a fashion model of Parisian standards. You may find it quite similar to Devil Wears Prada but belonging a different era.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – It has Audrey Hepburn as a good time girl based in New York with several charming scenes. The costumes worn by Audrey ion this film are legendary.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) – This one was drama along with crime and did not bend to the rules of the time with a happy ending. The movie has romance, comedy and violence.
The Great Gatsby (1974 film, 2000 TV film, and 2013 film) – Gatsby is a man who rose from the ranks and falls in love with the rather spoilt heroine who is already married to Tom Buchanan. This movie leads us through summer with the rich and beautiful and has dresses that that are both glamorous and varied.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) – It is thriller on psychological lines and features some great clothes along with picturesque locales and superb music. Overall the movie is a treat for the senses. It will draw you in and keep you absorbed till the end.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) – This list would be incomplete without this movie which is a ill disguised jibe at Anna Wintour and Vogue. It has a fresh college graduate working for Miranda Priestly the editor of a fashion magazine as an assistant. The story is funny and tart with great couture that can be seen throughout the movie. But what did you expect in a movie that is about the fashion industry?
The September Issue (2009) – This one offers unlimited access to the life of creative director Grace Coddington, editor Anna Wintour, and the people working at New York offices of Vogue. Many models make an appearance as do designers and photographers.
A Single Man (2009) – The movie is based on a lonely English Professor based in California who is grieving over the death of his partner a few months back. The movie follows the way the professor mingles with students, best friend and Spanish hooker. The Costumes were noteworthy and captured the era of the 1950s.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010) – He is a photographer who has been recording and following trends in fashions for years and has the respect of the most people in the business. In this documentary we can view the daily routine of Bill as he moves around the city on his bike clicking away on scenes of street fashion and also covering the best of the fashion events.
There is no doubt that this list can go on as fashion and films are inextricably linked together. Many of you may have your personal picks that reflect fashion as part of the story or merely reflect in the costumes worn in the movie. If that is the case, do share your picks with us and we will enjoy them.