Fashion is an essential part of our life. So it is not surprising there are many books and movies for fashion lovers.
These films can improve our style, show us new looks and teach us about the fashion industry.
Some movie characters had a natural flair; others created their image from scratch and reincarnated from an ugly duckling into a graceful swan with impeccable taste; others acted as mentors.
Here are 10 movies with great outfits that you can use as inspiration for your own wardrobe! So sit back and enjoy watching!
Factory Girl (2006).
The film tells about Edie Sedgwick, the muse of Andy Warhol, the famous artist and designer who had a tremendous impact on the fashion of the 60s and subsequent eras.
She is a style icon: short dresses, black tights, long earrings, lined eyes, and short white hair. He is the voice of a generation.
Sienna Miller played the main female role. And she was terrific in the position, plus the costume designers fully embodied the image of the legendary diva. Her bohemian, outrageous freestyle is the main thing Edie Sedgwick is remembered for.
She wore black leotards that emphasized her slender figure and allowed her to focus on a bright top. Geometric dresses of a simple cut, massive and even aggressive earrings, fur coats in any season, heavily made-up eyes and pale lips, a “boy-like” hairstyle – all these details of the 60s superstar image are perfectly worked out in the film.
Coco Before Chanel (2009).
It is the biopic movie of one of the legendary women of France in a magnificent presentation by the director Anne Fontaine and the magnificent Audrey Tautou.
It is the story of a simple girl named Gabrielle, who managed not to break down in the harsh conditions of the orphanage that raised her, where she ended up when her father was alive. Her road had many ups and downs. But she, with the persistence of desperation, clutching at every opportunity to find an application for her many-sided artistic talent.
Audrey Tautou embodied the strict and feminine image of Coco Chanel. She came out far from being a positive character but an ordinary person who acted due to her nature and circumstances. In the picture, you will see Coco’s famous finds in style and fashion: a dress without a corset, men’s clothes in a woman’s look, a simple hat, a checkered jacket, and, of course, a little black dress.
It is a stylish, highly artistic film.
The Devil wears Prada (2006)
Despite being released over 15 years ago, The Devil Wears Prada is still a cult fashion film.
It is a story for those who love fashion and reincarnation. Andrea comes from the provinces to New York to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist in a fashion magazine. However, she still does not know anything about the world of fashion and ends up in the editorial office of the glossy magazine Podium.
Her boss – Miranda Priestley, a despotic editor – gradually makes the girl change both externally and internally. Andrea loses weight and starts wearing heels and clothes from the most fashionable brands. But will this lead to happiness?
The Devil Wears Prada features fashion looks, shoots, collections, photographers, and editors who know everything about fashion. This picture is like a glossy magazine with style icons.
Fans of the film counted 38 stylish outfits from this picture.
Funny Face (1957)
There is no trendy film more upbeat than Stanley Donen’s Funny Face. Bookstore saleswoman Jo is suddenly offered to be a cover girl. The reason for this is a new look at models. After all, now they want to see beauty and intelligence in them. Jo fits these parameters perfectly and goes to Paris with the fashion magazine team – editor and photographer.
Set against the backdrop of superb sets, music by George and Ira Gershwin, and inimitable dresses designed by legendary costume designer Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy, this film is the perfect ode to the world of haute couture.
The film is a great musical film with kind and witty humor. It is also interesting to follow how the picture combines satire on the fashion world and sincere admiration for the creations of fashion designers.
Audrey Hepburn is a real gem of the film. Watching her in Hubert de Givenchy outfits is a treat in itself.
Funny Face is sometimes compared to a fashion show with a wedding dress in the finale. So it is – happy lovers Jo and Dick sing the song S’Wonderful, Jo – in the famous white dress from Hubert de Givenchy.
By the way, I already mentioned that beautiful bridal gown in the blog post about elegant wedding dresses in movies. Check out that article if you are looking for wedding clothes inspiration!
The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator is a biopic about a madman who, in the mid-twentieth century, made the most expensive films in film distribution, designed the fastest and largest aircraft at that time, and even flew around the world in 4 days.
The whole picture recreates the cinematic style of the first half of the 20th century. The women in this film are impeccably dressed. At that time, red, green, and blue tones dominated the screens. It was they who became the leading shades in the creation of costumes.
The men’s costumes are also beautiful in this film. I would give anything to teach my husband how to dress like that.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
The film is based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella is about a girl who is in constant confrontation with her wallet and stores. Isla Fisher subtly and authentically played the addiction to shopping because it is not treated. The irony is that the heroine, on duty, “service” advises on how to plan your budget wisely.
Despite the film’s frivolity, it reminds us that the most important things in this life are not bought or sold.
The Dressmaker (2015)
I call this movie Haute couture in the Australian outback.
Tilly Dunnage is a talented fashion designer and stunning beauty. She returned to her native small town many years after being accused of murder as a child. The locals are afraid of Tilly because she is branded a criminal. However, the woman sews clothes so brilliantly that she gradually earns herself a different reputation.
The film will surprise you with unexpected plot twists and comical scenes. The visual side of the picture is also strong: it is a pleasure to look at the beautiful dresses from the 50s, which stand out so brightly against the backdrop of a lifeless landscape. And one of the main advantages of the film is the beautiful Kate Winslet in the role of a solid and courageous main character.
Surrounded by the modest architecture of a provincial town and steppe nature, costumes rich in color and decor look doubly impressive.
In this picture, you will see numerous transformations of the characters, as well as excellent work with natural colors and various appearances.
This film is one of my favorite psychological dramas, and I wrote The Dressmaker movie analysis.
Saint Laurent (2014)
Like Chanel, Saint Laurent made a significant contribution not only to fashion but also to women’s style.
The film immerses the viewer in the atmosphere of the 60s. Meticulously made costumes and impeccable directorial work make the tape very thin and aesthetic.
Few people know that Yves Saint Laurent created many stylish things in a woman’s wardrobe. Pantsuit, women’s tuxedo, safari style, unisex, sheer dresses, over-the-knee boots. He borrowed a lot from the men’s wardrobe and experimented with folklore and national motifs.
Pretty Woman (1990)
For me, Pretty Woman is a modern interpretation of the fairy tale about Cinderella. The main character wants to appear bold and self-confident. But in fact, she is a confused young girl who is in a difficult situation and does not know how to get out of it. After meeting rich Edward, Vivien’s life changes forever.
Costume designer Marilyn Vance managed to pick up bright, memorable outfits. Vivien’s clothes clearly show the changes in her inner world. In this film, we can see nine stylish looks.
The famous off-the-shoulder evening dress became a cult outfit, which initiated the rapid fashion for red. A cocktail dress with white polka dots is a perfect example of elegance.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
A film adaptation of Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is about the life of young and wealthy people in the 20s of the XX century. It was the era of jazz and wild parties on the coast of Long Island. Here love, betrayal, lies, and betrayal coexisted together.
Oscar-winning costumes deserve special attention in the film. Iridescent silk dresses embroidered with crystals and sequins, velvet, fur, and feathers sparkle and dazzle the eyes with their magnificence.
The Great Gatsby wardrobe is a mix of beauty, elegance, and modernity in Prada style.
The costume designer for the film, Catherine Martin, used clothes from the Prada and Miu Miu collections at the trial stage. Realizing that these outfits helped create the desired image on the screen, Martin decided to offer cooperation to cooperate with the famous Italian brand. Prada designer Miuccia Prada agreed – so the creative duo made 40 outfits for the film “The Great Gatsby.”
I hope you enjoyed my list of movies with great outfits. What would you add to this collection?
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MeghanMay 8, 2022 at 10:05 pm
I especially love the outfits in pretty woman, but they all look great!! 🙂
OlgaMay 13, 2022 at 9:21 am
I agree with you. I love to watch how Vivien does shopping!
NicolleJuly 31, 2022 at 11:34 am
LOVE this!!!! Thanks so much!!! Coco before Coco Chanel…..loved that one, and lots of the other ones too, but I added a few on my to-watch list feeling like a revival 😉
mayraJuly 31, 2022 at 9:33 pm
I haven’t watched Factory Girl yet, even though I’m a big fan of Andy Warhol so I have to take care of that ASAP.
Pretty Woman and the Devil Wears Prada are fantastic!
CatherineDecember 15, 2022 at 5:16 pm
How fun! I love these ideas. Thank you for sharing!