Best Fashion Movies to Watch Tonight
Love a little movie magic? Love it even more when it's full of fashionable frocks that inspire your style? Then check out our list of favorite films for fun fashion. They may not have sparked a sartorial revolution. They may not have changed our view of panty hose for all eternity, but they are fun. They are full of life. And they are certainly memorable in the wardrobe department.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Life a film full of Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy could stay off the list! Sophisticated, impeccable, perfectly tailored, and as gorgeous and fanciful as Holly Golightly herself, the dresses she dons in this epic New York love story are still styles we wish we could wear today.
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
It's no surprise that the end of this movie (spoiler alerts!) results in the girls starting their own fashion line. They may not be looks we actually want to wear-ever!-but Romy and Michelle's outfits from high school through their 10 year reunion are certainly a blast. Funny enough, their brightly colored mini dresses are actually (almost) in style now. If only they didn't have so much pleather...
La Dolce Vita
Federico Fellini's film is famous for much more than it's fashion, though critics of the time and today both agree that the looks in this movie are some of the best of all time. If you haven't seen the film, keep an eye out for the fountain scene. It is one of the most loved, and celebrated scenes in film history, and not just because of the starlet's to-die-for dress.
Though mostly under the radar, this Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend film is set in the early 1900's of France. Intricate gowns, detail rich dresses, and some of the most stunning vintage collections we have seen in a movie are all worn by Michelle in every scene. Not to mention her accessories to match! And Rupert Friend isn't hard to look at either. If you are a sucker for vintage looks and more modest designs in incredible fabrics and styles, this is the movie for you.
Valley of the Dolls
The script and the acting may not be the best of all time, but this is one of our favorite usages of 1960's it-girl fashions. Big hair, too-light lipstick, and longer than life eyelashes all make a scene. Sharon Tate is her usual gorgeous, and the other girls rock their retro looks to the max as well. On top of the great outfits, the story follows three girls trying to break free from what is expected of them as women of this decade. All searching for happiness, they break the rules of the norm and find themselves in the process, sometimes with heartbreaking results.
Ok, it might all be gaudy and ridiculous now, but these looks were once the most coveted in the stores, and still spark a nostalgic excitement in them. After all, Calvin Klein was huge at this time, and Alicia Silverstone could not have looked cuter in it. Plus, it's not a bad way to get a dose of Shakespeare!
The movie was filled to the brim with hand-crafted couture dresses, all of which were frighteningly decadent. The movie also inspired many designers to dream up other couture pieces that star Kirsten Dunst wore for a Vogue shoot held at the Palace of Versailles; the first shoot to be held at the palace in over two decades. This movie is the new hallmark of costume design, and certainly blew the roof off previous royalty biographical films.
Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson! This film made Anne Bancroft infamous for her sexual prowess, and made her the original cougar. Chic looks in animal prints, shift dresses and whole new sexiness to stockings, Mrs. Robinson changed the fashion game for married women and mothers during the time. Plus, her looks are back in style now, so pop in the DVD and get inspired for fall.
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