Updated: Nov 5, 2020
The covid-19 lockdown has forced all of us to focus on self-care, indulge in our hobbies, spend time with family and introspect. While the world was moving towards a fast-paced life, the lockdown has urged us all to adopt slow living. For a moment, let's look at the brighter side of things and see the positives impacts of coronavirus - less pollution, more time to yourself, increase in personal hygiene levels across the globe, and the world stands united to fight against covid-19.
With our usual lives coming to a standstill, it's time to sit back, relax and enjoy a few classic movies. Sometimes you need a break from the hustle of your everyday life. No matter what your mood, staying in bed and watching a movie always works well as a respite. Escape into a beautiful world of glitz and glam with these fashion movies that make the thrill of seeing a gorgeous dress or the perfect shoes worth it! Explore the sacred ateliers of your favourite designers or get transported into a virtual world at the fashion magazine editor's desk. Whether you want to brush up on some history or impress your editor-in-chief, these fashion movies are a must-watch. Get ready to get transported to a world of fashion with these fiction and documentary films.
1. Coco Before Chanel
Discover the journey of the most sought after designer of all times, Coco Chanel. From her days as a hat maker to the little black dress, Chanel suit, and the signature Chanel pearls, trace the young years of Gabrielle Chanel as a seamstress in this biopic.
2. The September Issue
September is the biggest month in the fashion industry; trends are decoded and the tone for the coming year in put in place. This documentary takes you inside the 'Vogue' office to see what goes behind creating the much-awaited 'September Issue.'
3. The Great Gatsby
Flapper dressing and the age of jazz, 1920s was a decade that transformed the fashion industry. Known as the second Big Bang in fashion, dresses became shorter and lightweight. As we step back into the '20s a century later let us take a moment to appreciate this decade of fashion.
Think skater skirts, with polo tees and calf-length socks, also known as school girl fashion. Yes, we're talking about preppy dressing. If preppy is your fashion style, then it's time to take notes. Clueless will offer you all the fashion inspiration you need.
5. The Devil Wears Prada
This isn't just a fashion movie, this is the fashion movie. A cult classic, Andy’s Chanel and Miranda Priestly’s collections are a visual treat that continues to inspire us even today. Immerse yourself in fashion heaven as you binge-watch this film.
6. Dior & I
Go behind the scenes as you enter Dior's atelier. Based on the brands former designer Raf Simons, the documentary throws light on how the collections at Dior are conceived. Talented designers bring to life a vision of beauty that will leave you awe-struck.
BFF to the top supermodels of the 90s Naomi, Cindy and Linda, this film traces the 1994 collection launch of New York-based fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. The film reveals the harried reality of mounting a major fashion show.
8. Breakfast At Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn, a fashion icon in her own right. This movie is the holy grail of fashion. The classic black gown, velvet gloves and diamond necklace is the most iconic look in fashion till date.
9. Yves Saint Laurent
This French biopic traces the over a decade long journery of designer Yves Saint Laurent's career. From his controversial dismissal from the house of Dior and his relationship with Pierre Bergé.
A mix of fashion and comedy, if you need a light laugh mixed with a visual treat, this is the ideal choice. Mercilessly mocking the fashion industry it's sure to put a smile on your face!