That’s All: 10 Best Fashion Movies With The Devil Wears Prada Vibe
Not sure what to do on a cold fall night? Spend time watching fashion movies that will inspire you to find your own style.
Learn about the lives of great couturiers and models, see the most chic films from different eras, and get inspired by the elegant outfits of the iconic actresses.
1. Phantom Thread
Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned fashion designer from London, designs clothes for people in high society. But when the couturier meets waitress Alma, his life's normal path is altered. A brave young lady becomes the mentor's inspiration.
Paul Thomas Anderson, a master of slow storytelling served as both director and screenwriter. Phantom Thread is best known for its stylish costumes, which is understandable given that the film has garnered numerous accolades for Best Costume Design.
2. Funny Face
The story of how a bookstore worker, Jo, became the face of a glamorous fashion magazine. And how Dick, a photographer for the same magazine, helped her get there.
Although many criticized Funny Face for the simplicity of the plot in the spirit of the classic Cinderella story, the director touches on an important theme, especially in fashion – the predominance of individuality over a simple perfect image.
The movie is sometimes compared to a fashion show, at the end of which, according to the traditional canon, a wedding dress should appear. That's what happens – Joe appears in the famous white gown by Hubert de Givenchy.
3. Coco Before Chanel
Brought up in an orphanage, raised among outcasts and prostitutes, she was a singer in a cheap cabaret. She would have remained at the bottom of her life had she not been Coco Chanel. This movie follows Chanel's journey from her dark past to the glittering social life of Paris.
The great designer was brought to life on screen by French actress Audrey Tautou. The director portrayed a self-made woman and style icon on the one hand, and a woman with a crippled fate and tragic love stories on the other. It is a touching movie with many beautiful outfits that finally shows the real Coco.
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic
The movie tells the story of a young girl from New York who seems to have everything she could ever dream of. She lives in the city's most prestigious neighborhood, has a good job, and her closet is filled with the latest fashions. Because of her passion for expensive purchases, Rebecca is forced to live a second, less exciting life, which takes place in an endless battle with banks and creditors.
This film will be very useful for all those who cannot resist the desire to update their wardrobe with the most unnecessary things. After all, happiness does not lie in material things, and they are certainly not a means of coping with melancholy and sadness.
5. Saint Laurent
Bertrand Bonello's movie is either loved or called an insult to the memory of the great couturier. The director chose to focus on the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques de Bascher.
Pierre Berge, one of the founders of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, did not approve of the film, to say the least, and did not allow the director to use the house's archives. As a result, all the outfits in the movie are not original. But this does not make the movie any less expressive: you have to see it to understand what was happening in Paris in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
6. The Dressmaker
Myrtle Dunnage returns to her hometown to care for her sick mother. Long ago, she was forced to leave town on false charges of murder. Years have passed, and now a confident, fashion-conscious woman with refined tastes returns.
She has good manners, a quick wit, and most importantly, an undeniable talent for fashion. The dresses she makes are astonishing in their elegance. Soon all the local ladies decide to prove their affection for her. But what the locals don't know is that Myrtle has not forgotten the years she spent in exile.
Angelina Jolie shines here as the legendary 70's supermodel Gia Carangi. A psychological drama about the underbelly of fame that evokes the most conflicting emotions. The film explores themes of loneliness, infantilism, modeling, fame and drugs.
The movie is a must-see for everyone who thought that the luxurious life of models was a fairytale. Gia will make you think differently.
8. The Neon Demon
Not a movie, but a wild fashion show proves once again the well-known truth that beauty is a terrible force. In this cynical and crazy thriller Elle Fanning plays an aspiring model who finds herself in the greedy and vicious world of fashion, whose inhabitants have more in common with vampires than with humans.
Beneath the botox, glitter and glamour lie true monsters, ready to rip the throats out of anyone who gets in their way.
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's look behind the scenes of the world of modeling shows the underside of the catwalk.
The camera closely follows the lives of young girls who dream of fame and contracts – during the day they pose for photo shoots, work out in the gym, and in the evening they get down and dirty in clubs and have another one-night stand.
10. The Intern
The movie stars the same Anne Hathaway who played Miranda Priestly's assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. This time Anne is on the other side, playing young fashion startup owner Jules Ostin.
One day, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker arrives to become an intern. From that point on, the fun begins – Ben will show Jules how indispensable he can be, and also remind her of what is really important in life.