We love the drama, the memorable scenes, and the characters! But do you know what we really really love...!? A classic script with classic wardrobe/costumes to match! Take a look at 10 choices for the Top 10 Fashion Movies and see if your favorite fierce fashion moments made the cut!
A film based on struggling Chicago fashion design student, Tracy (played by Diana Ross) goes from rags to riches when a chance meeting with hotshot fashion photographer, Sean (played by Anthony Perkins), in the department store where her works leads her to a runway life as a model in Rome. Tracy's overnight success and strong ambitions bringher professional success as a designer, but her diva antics may destroy her relationship with social activist Brian (played Billy Dee Williams), as well as her respect in the fashion world. This film is full of showstopping fashion pieces, iconic vintage looks, and elegance to say the least!
Crazy Rich Asians
Have you ever started dating someone and come to find out they're royalty in their world!? Well, this is a film incorporating that fantasy that must be accompanied by flawless fashions seen throughout the film.
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother. What were some of your favorite looks from this film?
Reenacting the life of an icon is no easy task, but if executed properly the iconic wardrobe puts you into the shoes of some of our greatest! Bessie is an exploration of the life of Bessie Smith, including her rise to the top in the 1920s, and her status as a legendary blues performer. Played by Queen Latifah, Bessie showcased the amazing fringed and fierce fashions of the 20's era!
Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock, has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (played by Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.
Now, a plot as fierce as this, forces fabulous fashion to adorn every character's body. With so many statement pieces, classy outfits, and an array of stylish hair styles, this film will excite any fashion lover.
Breakfast At Tiffany's
This 1960's romcom based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. The expensive escort is played by icon Audrey Hepburn and she delivers on desirable looks throughout the film. Classic hairstyles are worn throughout the film with stunning accessories to accompany. Truly fits into the top fashion films of our time.
1918 in Harlem, is the time this film is centered around. In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray (played by Richard Pryor) and his adopted son, Quick (played by Eddie Murphy), run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune learns that Sugar Ray's place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn't exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune's gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue (played by Jasmine Guy).
This film features flappers fashion, fun frocks, fierce suits and tophats and the sassy powerful attitudes to match. The women of this era dressed so elegantly, and men looked quite debonair throughout the film. A Harlem classic, Harlem Nights, is a must-see for those that like their drama, dressed to impress.
Sex In The City
Four years after the earlier adventures of Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and her best gal pals, she and her intermittent lover, Big, are in a committed relationship. Samantha (played by Kim Cattrall), having survived cancer, has a monogamous relationship with Smith Jerrod. Charlotte ( played by Kristin Davis) and her husband live on Park Avenue, and Miranda (played by Cynthia Nixon), now in Brooklyn, feels the pressure of family life. While all this transpires, each character continues to look stunning in their attention-grabbing looks throughout the film.
The Great Gatsby
Midwest native Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire) arrives in New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (played by Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom. Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and -- as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits -- pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. This film is based on the 1920s incorporating the flapper fashion we rave about loving so, and headpieces that are essentially fit for the queens that wore them.
Again, this era was one of debonair men dressed in tailored suits, and women rocking frocks with movement and bling! Don't you just love the 1920s era fashion!
The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker (played by icon Dorothy Dandridge), and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL. Carmen remains a flamboyant flirt and ends up being strangled by the soldier.
Released in the 1950s, this film incorporated so many classic styles and textiles that exude class. Silks and chiffons paired with elegant roller sets made our main lady the heartbreaker she is, and the style icon as well. Dorothy portrayed the classic beauty while Joe portrayed the "All-American" guy, as he frequently rocked a classic military uniform. This classic film has had a few remakes, including one with our favorite, Queen Beyonce.
If you ever feel a fashion-inspo block, check out a classic film. You will be overwhelmed with the styles that are coming full-circle and inspiration to set new trends!
Devil Wears Prada
In this modern fashion film, Andy ( played by Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched.
This film showcases a very tough and realistic look into the fashion industry and how it can change ones life. Though taken from geek to chic, Andy had to realize what staying true to herself truly looked like. This film undeniably belongs on any top fashion film list!