To some, fashionistas may be viewed as self-absorbed divas who flaunt around every day wearing Louboutins and mentioning the specific names of lipstick brands. Of course I have no experience in the fashion industry itself (yet), but I can tell you that it's not like that. Sure I assume that the CEOs of companies like Prada or Dior wearing very expensive clothing whenever they have to go into the office or travel. But I highly doubt that the world of fashion is full of high-class divas. I can tell you that nobody dresses like they would at work for bedtime. That would be really weird.
Thanks to the magical thing known as cinema, there are films a distribute an in-depth look into the lives behind of luxury of the fashion industry. For this week's top ten favorites, here are my picks that I recommend to any fashionsta who wants to know what happens behind the runaway.
1.) The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
As you all know, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are two of the many amazing actresses of our generation. Both of them combined brings ultimate movie magic. Put them in a movie about fashion, it's bound to be a hit. As wonderful as working in the fashion industry can be, it can also be cruel in equal measure. Even one small mistake can create a huge disaster. Prada is one of the world's hottest fashion brands, which is something every fashion lover understands. Though it may seem like a devastating comedy, it's very light-hearted and good to take style tips from.
2.) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest fashion icons of all time and certainly is an inspiration to my life. Every movie she's been in has amazing costumes and style, especially this movie. This is the movie that made a classic black dress everything it is today, flawless! And it's a romantic comedy, so that's a bonus.
3.) Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods is proof that with confidence, anything is possible. Despite having a different taste in clothing from people in the world of law, that didn't stop her from winning a case. Thanks to her previous experience as a fashion merchandising major and knowledge of cosmetics, she managed to solve a dark murder mystery. The rules of hair care are simple and finite, every girl should know that you are forbidden to shower for at least twenty-four hours after getting a perm at the risk of deactivating the ammonium thioglycolate!
4.) Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
While this movie has fascinating fashion and a cute storyline, it holds a very important life lesson: don't spend too much on clothes. As fashionistas, we know the struggle of wanting to buy something beautiful but trying not to get our credit cards declined or receive renewed confrontations from debt collectors. Even when you find a green scarf that looks perfect and could lead you to a successful job as a fashion journalist, you need to choose wisely whether it's the right time to buy it or not.
5.) Pretty Woman (1990)
One of the greatest 90's classics of all time. Period. I seriously have never watched this movie until my mom made me earlier this year, and now it's definitely one I would re-watch a few more times. Garry Marshall (who sadly passed away just recently) is one of my favorite film directors of movies such as The Princess Diaries 1 and 2, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, pretty much some of the best romantic comedies of all time. Pretty Woman was the first movie that launched Julia Roberts's career, and to this day she is still considered one of the most talented actresses ever. On the side note, I love the fashion in this movie. It's kind of like a modern day version of Cinderella, except with hookers and more pairs of shoes and dresses rather than just one ballgown and glass slippers.
6.) The Great Gatsby (2013)
I'm not a huge fan of this movie or Leonardo DiCaprio (please don't kill me), but the costumes in this movie are just outstanding and glamorous. To think about the time and effort to make clothes that have existed since the Roaring 20's is mind-blowing. Plus, the scenery combined with that is absolutely marvelous.
7.) Pretty in Pink (1986)
If we had to choose which decade was the most hideous and no-no-notrious, I'm pretty sure everyone would go with the 1980's. I don't think there's ever been decade with more neon mis-matched outfits and crazy hairstyles. However, I do give credit to the time period for having such a creative sense in style. I think this movie is a great example of what it was like to dress up in the 80's. The fact that Molly Ringwald's character designed her own prom dress means a lot in the fashion industry! Also, pink no doubt the best color to exist.
8.) The Intern (2015)
The same director as the 90's version of The Parent Trap, so it's definitely bound to be good. This time we see Anne Hathaway in once more another movie as a businesswoman, but now as the boss! Plus, we see a different and warm-hearted side of Robert DeNiro than the tough side fans are used to. This movie is genuinely sweet and heartwarming, which leaves you feeling good at the end. It makes working in the business of fashion seem a little more easy and fun.
9.) The House Bunny (2008)
This movie makes me wish I was in a sorority, it's so funny! This movie is great for fashion lovers because it teaches you that the best thing to wear is confidence. Shelley, the "house bunny", becomes an inspiration for some awkward Zeta girls and teaches them how to dress up and feel comfortable in their own skin, which is the type of confidence every girl needs.
10.) Funny Face (1957)
I'm going to be very honest, I have not seen this movie yet! I know, I'm a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn. But this is still on the list of films I need to watch ASAP once I find it on Netflix. As far as I have seen clips and pictures, this movie seems like a delicately perfect example of the fashion industry. It's about a fashion photographer who finds a beautiful bookshop clerk to be his model for an upcoming magazine. The bonus part, it's a musical taken place in Paris. What more could you ask for in a fashionable romantic comedy?!
What's your favorite movie about fashion? Comment down below and share!