If you are crazy for fashion like I am, you will love our compilation of fashion in movies and series:
1. Sex and the City – Just in case you’ve lived on Mars from 1998 to 2004 I need to introduce you … hehe … Having Manhattan as a background, the famous HBO series – that had two spin off movies later on – addressed important topics related to the women’s role in the modern society. The topics were approached with a certain dose of comedy through the day-by-day situations of four inseparable friends that despite their very different personalities – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). Carrie worked for a newspaper as a journalist, writing about interpersonal and sexual relationships. Despite the fact fashion wasn’t really a topic, fashion was always present, especially through narrator Carrie who was a voracious consumer of clothes and Lux shoes. Carrie’s outfits were anything but boring! Each character of this show expressed their personalities very well through their garment choices.
2. The Devil wears Prada – Andrea “Andy” Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is an aspiring journalist who despite finding ridiculous the shallowness of fashion decides to work for a year as personal assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) – the devil who wears Prada. Andy plans to endure the arrogant, humiliating treatment is somewhat that explorer, profiteer of Miranda and, down the track, she realizes to gain Miranda’s respect and confidence it isn’t enough to be efficient without having a personal image accordingly Miranda’s taste.
And so Andy gives into the fashion world and her outfits are not less than covetable.
3. The Dressmaker -In the 1950s, in Australia, the talented seamstress Tilly returns to her hometown to try to reconcile with her mother and take revenge on some people from her past. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she gives the local women a makeover and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. The Dressmaker’s costumes are unsurprisingly stunning, with wardrobes so central to the movie as a whole it required one costumer’s designer for Tilly’s outfits and one for everyone else’s.
4. The Intern – Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement is not all that good people talk about. Taking advantage of an opportunity to return to work life, he becomes a senior trainee of a fashion site, founded and directed by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), with whom he creates a strong friendship.
5. Girlboss – The new Netflix series is based on Sophia Amoruso’s life. She founded Nasty Gal, an eBay vintage clothing trade account that became a prosperous online store and even had two physical spaces in disputed points of Los Angeles. All this in just seven years. And although Nasty Gal filed for bankruptcy in late 2016, “Girlboss” is based on the bestselling eponymous book released by Sophia Amoruso in 2014, when it was still at its peak.
6. Gone with the Wind – Scarlet O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) is a rich daddy’s girl who sees herself in difficult situations when the war destroys her dad’s farm and kills some of her relatives. Scarlet is a strong woman who promises to do what it takes for the survival of herself and her family. Gone with the wind has only one really fashion related scene but it’s a remarkable one. Needing money to keep her family’s farm and longing to project the appearance of a successful woman in the midst of misery, Scarlett pulls down an old green velvet curtain with yellow fringes and asks the maid to make her a dress. A memorable scene from a classic movie.
The next in my list is Coco before Chanel. According to the critics, despite the fact Coco Chanel is inimitable, Audrey Tautou stars as a close second to none. This French film depicts the designer’s life before the famous fashion house, where she lived as a poor bar performer and milliner. A classic film for classic Coco—before the pearls, perfume and iconic place in history.