Fashion Movies A look At Some Of The Best So Far

Fashion Movies A look At Some Of The Best So Far

I have always loved going to the movies and my husband and I try to incorporate seeing a good movie into a lot of our date nights. Even when we are staying in at home, we always try and find movies we haven’t seen before and watch them on Netflix or Apple TV. A new upcoming movie I have eagerly been waiting to see is called “Dior and I” It is in limited release right now across the USA and last Wednesday night a premier was held by invitation only in downtown LA at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I am hoping to see it this weekend, and if I succeed in finding a local art house movie theatre to see it, I will write about it on Tuesday’s blog story.

So with this movie in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick story about some of my favorite fashion movies, mostly all fimed documentary style. I have added a trailer for each one and written a short synopsis for each one to help you decide which one may interest you. You may have to do some searching on the interent  but most of them are available on Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV or even YouTube.  I hope you will give some of them a try if you have seen them, regardless I would love hear your opinions on them and let me know about some you have seen and that I may not have heard of.

Dior and I (2015)

Frédéric Tcheng’s solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

 

  1. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

This movie provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino’s world of bygone glamour. Filmed from June 2005 to July 2007, the crew shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage. The resulting non-fiction film is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest running in fashion, and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career.


3. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) – aged merely 21 – was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, YVES SAINT LAURENT is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love.

 

  1. Coco before Chanel (2009)

Amélie and The Da Vinci Code star Audrey Tautou stars as legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel in this biopic penned by director Anne Fontaine and screenwriter Camille Fontaine in collaboration with Christopher Hampton. Based on the Chanel biography L’Irrégulière (The Nonconformist) by author Edmonde Charles-Roux, Coco Avant Chanel features dresses from the Chanel collection. House of Chanel art director Karl Lagerfeld also steps onboard to supervise the creation of accessories and costumes.


5.  The September Issue (2009)

An intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of “Vogue” magazine for 20 years, and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, incomparable creative director and fashion genius. They are perfectly matched for the age-old conflict between creator and curator. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.

 

  1. The eye has to Travel – Diane Vreeland (2011)

During Diana Vreeland’s fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. She was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar where she worked for twenty-five years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue, followed by a remarkable stint at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where she helped popularize its historical collections. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century, an enduring icon who has had a strong influence on the course of fashion, beauty, publishing and culture.

 

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  1. I’ve only seen a couple of these Nora so will definitely be added the others to my ‘to watch’ list.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane xx

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    1. Hi Jane,
      I hope you watch more, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love that you put this together! I actually downloaded the “Coco before Chanel” one a few weeks ago, but by the time it finished downloading, I had already fallen asleep. haha. You just reminded me to watch it! 🙂

    StyledByBlondie.com

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    1. Hi Haley,
      You should watch the “Coco before Chanel”, its a good start. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  3. I haven’t seen any of these, so now I have a summer to watch list. Thanks! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

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    1. Hi Dawn,
      I hope you do watch some of them, they are great fun! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  4. This is a great list. I haven’t seen them all, but I am seriously intrigued by your reviews. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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    1. Hi Alex,
      You are welcome, I hope you watch some of them.

      Reply

  5. Coco before Chanel was so inspiring, she just exudes effortless chic! Which other one would you recommend seeing?

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    1. Hi Parul,
      I totally agree! I just saw Dior and I and really enjoyed it, and I really enjoyed the Valentino one. However all of them are worth seeing, the only one that I have not seen myself but want to, is the Yves Saint Laurent one. Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. They do all look good, how refreshing to have a summer movie list that doesn’t involve explosions and high speed chases 😉

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  6. What a fantastic list! I have seen some, not all but am really looking forward to seeing the new Dior film. I also heard there is also one coming out on Martin Margiela.

    Accidental Icon
    http://www.accidentalicon.com

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    1. Hi Lyn,
      I am glad you like the list, I just saw Dior and I and really enjoyed it. The Martin Margiela one sounds amazing!

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  7. I haven’t seen any of these, but I would love to see the Valentino one. He is such an inspiration
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Hi Carly,
      The Valentino one is great, you should definetly watch it, thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I hadn’t heard about the movie before, but it sounds very interesting…I would love watching it!!

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    1. Hi Dan,
      I hope you find some of them and watch them.

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  9. I didn’t know this fashion films existed. Thanks for the post. Thanks for linking up at Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

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    1. Hi Tameka,
      I hope you watch some of them…thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

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