What is your favorite
We have Christmas movies and Valentine’s Day movies; We have Music movies and Holiday Movies, but what about Fashion movies?
I guess it is hard to categorize a movie as a Fashion movie because, in every film, we have clothes or costumes that are created to define the characters. Yet, I will make a list to recommend the AYEN team’s favorite Fashion movies.
Sex And The City – During the years the TV show was on the air, it was clear that fashion became a significant issue, especially for Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jesica Parker). The movie took it to the next level when Carry asked to be the star in a fashion magazine piece for Wedding dresses. During the scene, Carrie is naming each fashion designer and how it feels to wear their creations. What else can a woman ask for?
Pretty Woman – Raise your hand if you ever wanted to go into a store, holding shopping bags whilst telling them “Big Mistake.” Although the movie is a love story, like Cinderella, or should I write Rapunzel? There are many memorable scenes in the film; however, if we choose to focus on fashion, the most iconic one is the song “Pretty Woman”; When Julia Roberts tries lots of clothes and walks a different woman down Rodeo-Drive. You know the rest.
Grease – Although the film is from 1978, it’s about high school kids in the 50’s; You can see different outfits between the “nerd” vs. “cool” kids. To this day (2021), we can find many fashion trends inspired by the movie’s looks: leather Jackets, jumpsuits, Silky Pink Jackets, Keds sneakers, and more. The scene where Sandy transforming is a 100% American Apparel look; Including their iconic Disco Pants that never fades. I chose the first song to emphasize how many looks we can find in the movie.
Zoolander – We can’t write a piece about Fashion movies and not mention “Zoolander.” Although it’s a parody of the fashion world, it became a cult movie. Moreover, they managed to cast David Bowie (a fashion icon by himself, but that’s for another post), which is enough to call it a Fashion movie.
Thelma & Louise – You probably ask yourself how a movie about two Southern women running from the police can characterize as a fashion movie; I can tell you that this is precisely the reason. The movie starts when both Thelma & Lousie are more subtle with their clothes, and as the film moves forward, they become more savage and wild. We can see the jeans becoming prominent, and the look of a cut sleeve t-shirt tucked into jeans and cowboy boots remains up to date till today.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Yes, Yes, Yes, let me wear a black dress with a pearl necklace, bite a croissant, and drink coffee while I’m staring at Tiffany’s shop window. A film that starts with a fashion statement is a fashion movie, and we don’t need to convince you, right?
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – To be clear, any Marilyn Monroe movie is a fashion movie. She was and will be a fashion icon forever; However, many looks in that film consider being a fashion statement. The most memorable one is from “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” and yet if you look closely at every outfit, you will find that it wasn’t the only one.