My list of must watch Fashion Films!


Watching a movie, a series or a documentary can sometimes be more enlightening than reading a fashion history book. At least to me, movies have been and endless source of inspiration and knowledge and I firmly believe that both these forms of art, cinema & fashion are one, for they share this lust for visual satisfaction.
So today I decided to form a list with some of the fashion films I've seen and some that will be soon released and I'm really looking forward to watching. Enjoy!
Leo
Mademoiselle C.
A documentary about Carine Roitfeld, former editor
of Vogue Paris, stylist, muse and icon.
(not released yet)

Downton Abbey.
A series taking place in early 20th century, showcasing fashions
from the conservative 1910s to the roaring 20s.

Tom Ford, Visionaries. A documentary about the one and only
Tom Ford, the face behind mid 1990s and early 00s YSL and Gucci
his movie and his own label.
The Director.
A documentary following Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini
in the creative process of a collection from start to end.
(not yet released)

The Secret World of Haute Couture.
A glimpse through the lavish world of high fashion.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
A semi-fictional biography following the romance of
Coco Chanel and famous composer Igor Stravinsky.


The Factory Girl.
Edie Sedgwick's biography, following the socialite's life, relations with Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan
and her catastrophic end.


The Devil Wears Prada.
Based on the so called "Ice Woman" Anna Wintour and the prestigious, unfair and demanding business of Fashion. 
 
Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel.
Biography of the most acclaimed, reputed and talented editor-in-chief of all times.


A Single Man.
Grief through the eyes of a gay man in the 1960s, who lost his partner and attempts to seek piece in
every way possible. (directed by Tom Ford, maybe the best on this list)

Bill Cunningham, New York.
A biography about New York's most iconic street photographer Bill Cunningham.
A legend explained.

Breakfast at Tiffany's.
An old-time-classic one from the 60s with costumes by the legendary
Hubert De Givenchy.

Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
The life of the Great Gabrielle Chanel, seen from a different angle,
a more personal one. 

Confessions of a Shopaholic.
A comedy about obsession with shopping and vanity.


Dark Shadows.
A black comedy in a 1970s background with strong fashion imagery.

Lagerfeld Confidentiel
Documentary about the Kaiser of fashion Karl Lagerfeld.

McQueen & I.
Biography of British designer Alexander McQueen, his relationship with
Isabella Blow, and the tragic end of both.

Gia.
An insight to the not-so-attractive side of fashion.
Modeling and its misfortunes in the 1990s.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Set in the 1920s, the movie follows a love story between riches and their obsession
with what's past them.

Pretty Woman.
A 1990s classic. A romantic story with strong fashion statements.

The September Issue.
What it takes to form an issue is filmed in this documentary about Vogue's greatest September ever.

Sex & The City 2.
Need I say something?

Sex & The City.
Patricia Fields. That's all.

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Costumes by Prada, jewelry by Tiffany's. Divinity.

The Carrie Diaries.
Set in the 1980s, the series follow the life of young Carrie Bradshaw.
Strong fashion imagery.
Valentino the last emperor.
Valentino Garavani's biography.