We know that you're already familiar with popular fashion movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Sex And The City, Confessions Of A Shopaholic and many more. And we're also pretty sure that iconic fashion moments in film history are forever engrained in every fashionista's mind. Who could forget Holly Golightly's LBD Givenchy dress in the opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany's?
Then, of course, there's the array of biographical films based on the story of notable designers such as Coco Before Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior and I. Since these movies are already a staple for every fashion lover, we'll be discussing fashionable films that you may have overlooked because the plot is not exactly related to fashion. But that doesn't mean that there's a shortage of fashion inspo in these movies. So read on and explore these cinematic gems!
Amélie: Parisian Chic
The story follows the eponymous heroine in the city of Paris, as she cooks up complex schemes to help strangers. The film is undeniably quirky, thoughtful and whimsical, with a touch of retro vibe. Long after the credits are over, you'll have picked up a tip or two on how to dress like a sophisticated Parisian lady.
P.S. Look out for that floral scarf scene!
Virgin Suicides: '70s Fashion
Director Sofia Coppola's movie debut is a dark tale about the life and death of the Lisbon sisters. Growing up with overprotective parents, the sisters were isolated from their peers, making their interaction with other people rather different. Aside from its intriguing plot, another thing that will keep your eyes glued to the screen is the ethereal and conservative '70s outfits the sisters wore. Their fashion choices reflect both the era that they lived in and the limitations that are set upon them.
Royal Tenenbaums: Preppy Fashion
Pastel palettes, tracking shots and precise composition — these styles combined are distinctly Wes Anderson's as a director. And when this cinematography style is matched with interesting characters dressed in impeccable outfits, it surely is a feast for the eyes. One of Anderson's movies containing all those elements is Royal Tenenbaums.
Look out for Margot's (Gwyneth Paltrow) outfits. Dressed in mink coats, striped Lacoste dresses, elegant loafers and her iconic pink gloves, at first glance, you wouldn't think Margot is a very messy, rebellious character. The juxtaposition of her troubled character and her sleek, ladylike style is what makes her fashion choices all the more interesting.
American Hustle: Glamourous Style
Three words to describe this film: smart, sexy, and glamorous. The movie revolves around con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) and the shenanigans that made them rich. They eventually got caught by the authorities who offered to release them if they work as double agents to catch bigger criminals. Don't wanna spoil you, so let's just talk about how gorgeous the costumes are in this film. You'll see a mix of vixen style looks with lots of fur, aviator glasses, and leather.
The Handmaiden: Classic Fashion
This psychological thriller film is set during the Japanese occupation of South Korea. It's a story of a spy posing as a handmaiden. Eventually, the lady she's serving became close to her and the complication starts from there. The costumes are visual cues to the social stature and emotional state of the characters during the era in which the movie was set, which makes each outfit very significant.