Movies about fashion are a relatively new genre- they have not yet reached cult status. Many of the films that have been made in this genre focus on independent models and those who fight for fashion, but reflect the realities of today’s society. More than anything else, the movies often explore how perceptions of beauty in society are changing with age and development. The following is a list of some notable movies about fashion:
Movies About Fashion
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1. Dior & I
This film is directed by Frédéric Tcheng, and it is narrated by the artist himself. It is a documentary that was made in 2004, and it focuses on the life of Christian Dior from his childhood through to his death in 1957. The film was made specifically for the 60th anniversary of Dior – haute couture house in Paris. It has become a cult classic and is described as one of the greatest films about fashion.
2. Devil Wears Prada
This film was directed by David Frankel. It was released in 2007, and is based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger. The story follows a modeling school graduate who takes up an internship at the fashion magazine ‘Harper’s Bazaar’. This film explores how we perceive beauty in society, and how women are treated differently depending on their social background. It also reflects issues with ageism, and how we are conditioned to view different types of beauty in today’s society.
This film was directed by Jim Henson. It was released in 1986, and it looks at the world of fashion from the perspective of a young girl. The story follows the protagonist – a teenager named Sarah as she goes on an adventure with her friend Toby. The film highlights issues with body image, and how society regards different types of beauty. It also explores how people are conditioned to desire certain types of beauty that are deemed desirable based on social status.
4. The Catwalk
This film was directed by Bruno Aveillan, is set in 1990s Paris, and it was released in 2004 . It explores issues such as model discrimination, child labor in fashion, and the exploitation of models’ bodies. It was released in 2004 – the year in which supermodel Claudia Schiffer became a mother to a son. In a humorous fashion, the film illustrates how women compete for attention by using their physical appearance.
5. Sex and the City 2
The sequel was released in May 2010 and stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nix, and David Eigenberg as the four friends try to find love in New York, but not without challenges.
6. Coco Before Chanel
“Coco Before Chanel” is a 2009 French film directed by Anne Fontaine. It is loosely based on the memories and photographs of Coco Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou as the protagonist.
7. All About Eve
“All about Eve movie tells the tale of a man, Adam (played by Gregory Peck) and his mistress, Eve Harrington (played by Anne Baxter). The story is about their love for each other and how this falls apart.”
Zoolander is a 2001 comedy that was co-written and directed by Ben Stiller and starring himself as the title character, an excruciatingly clueless male model. It’s the story of Derek Zoolander (Stiller), a handsome male model who falls into a deep depression after being dethroned as top dog in fashion for 15 years.
A fashion movie is a film with a clear storyline and fashion as the main purpose. Fashion movies are often made to appeal to fans of the fashion industry, or they may be hyper-realistic depictions of what is happening in the fashion world.