Fashion films are a major source of inspiration for people who whether it’s a biopic about Yves Saint Lauren’s life, Gabrielle Chanel’s first steps in fashion, or a look into the world of a model. So here are the unorthodox stories you need to know about from the world of fashion. We have gathered a few of the best fashion films on Netflix for your inspiration!
8 Best Fashion Films on Netflix that can Inspire your Fashion:
1. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
In Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent, we find a retracing of the life of one of the biggest names in French couture, where the personal and professional often intersect. From his leadership position at Dior in 1957 to the creation of his own fashion house in 1961, including his relationship with Pierre Bergé, the film makes an attempt at embodying the complex creativity of the French couturier. And featuring his inspirations failed attempts, and the infamous Russian Ballet 1976 collection, the film touches on all facets. Pierre Niney triumphed in his role as Yves Saint Laurent. And earning the César award for the Best Actor, surpassing Gaspard Ulliel, who played the same role in Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent that same year.
Moving on to our list of the best fashion films comes Sex and the City.
2. Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
The first movie, to be clear, not the abomination more commonly known as Sex and the City 2. Sure, the first movie isn’t perfect either (Jezebel’s Dodai Stewart memorably wrote that the film “made me want to cut myself”), but a lot of narrative problems and criminal misuse of Jennifer Hudson can be forgiven in exchange for Carrie’s fabulous wedding hat.
The epitome of the ’90s dressing, popular girl Cher Horowitz and her posse are a treasure trove of outfit inspiration for current-day fashionistas. From her thigh-high socks to her plaid two-sets and that memorable red dress, Alicia Silverstone’s costumes continue to dictate trends to this day.
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4. Devil wears Prada (2006)
A young woman who has graduated in journalism comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
5. Coco before Chanel (2009)
From her childhood in boarding school to her first dressmaking skills in Paris, via the birth of her fashion house, Anne Fontaine’s biopic Coco Before Chanel gives a detailed review of the incredible life of Gabrielle Chanel, who throws herself as passionately into her work as she does into her love stories. Audrey Tautou gracefully embodies this great Mademoiselle who liberated women with her sleek, straightforward clothes. The French director decided to focus on the designer before her time of glory, to better understand the woman behind the fashion icon, and depicts a wounded woman, bruised by her neglected childhood and her tragic love stories. An elegant and touching film that finally portrays the real Coco.
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6. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Becky has a problem, she’s addicted to shopping. For her, spending is the only way she feels truly alive. Ironically, she is hired as a writer for a financial magazine, meant to advise readers on their savings. In hiding her addiction from her co-workers, Becky must face her inner demons or risk losing herself in the process.
Let’s see some Bollywood entries in our list of the best fashion films.
Aisha, who loves playing matchmaker much to her friend Arjun’s disapproval, finds a new target in the simple Shefali. But in the process, she ends up ruining her own relationship with close friends.
Small-town girl Meghna Mathur sets out to fulfill her dream of being a glamorous supermodel. But she soon discovers that in the corrupt world of haute couture, success comes at a price.
Let us know which fashionista movie-inspired you the most!