Some people watch films for the story. If there’s a bad script, they can’t see past it, and the whole film is ruined. Others are in it for the locations. You can sit in your local cinema and travel thousands of miles in the space of two hours. Some like the music, other the actors.
But, some moviegoers? They’re in it for the clothes. If that sounds like you, here are 10 fashionable films you have to check out:
The Great Gatsby
The 1920’s were re-imagined in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 epic, and what an epic it was. The decadent world of Gatsby’s over-the-top parties saw seas of beautifully styled up-dos and flapper dresses take centrestage. A must-watch if you like Tiffanys, Prada, and beautiful people.
The Devil Wears Prada
If you’re going to set a film in a Vogue-esque editorial environment, you have to get the clothes right. And, luckily, in this film, the staff of Runway magazine were dressed to perfection. Particular standouts were Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep but, to be honest, even Anne Hathaway’s clueless style at the start of the film was rather endearing.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Two words: Audrey Hepburn. All of Hepburn’s films are style classic, but this one is a standout. That elegant black dress and sky high up-do has become one cinema’s most iconic fashion moments.
Diane Keaton just won every scene in this film. With her understated, masculine suits and blouses, she provided a serious fashion element to a seriously good script, disproving the theory that the two can’t coincide.
Gone With the Wind
Every aspect of this classic film lends itself to a cinematic masterpiece. But, the beautiful styles of the American South are particularly noteworthy. What girl wouldn’t want to don the flamboyant hats and gorgeous dresses worn by Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara? This is the sort of film that makes you wish that you were born in a different decade.
While Kirsten Dunst’s interpretation of one of the most iconic figures of French history received mixed reviews, the incredible fashion featured in this 2006 film was universally praised. The film even won an Oscar for Best Costume Design.
Sex and the City
The clothes of the four leading ladies in Sex and the City won us over on television, so it’s no wonder that we continued to sing their praises on the big screen. Every outfit Carrie wore, however chaotic, is something that women worldwide dream of.
While there are a few particularly special outfits in this Julia Roberts box office smash, the film as a whole is a really great example of how clothes can tell a story.
The Seven Year Itch
Marilyn Monroe. The white dress. That is all.
While, in hindsight, the clothes worn by Cher and the gang in Clueless seem a little zany, at the time we were all lusting after them. Even now, you’ve got to admit that it takes fashion balls to pull off the crazy coloured fur coats and preppy style that dominates this chick flick.
Lucy Ward is a student from Sydney. When she’s not sussing out inspiration for tops for women in her favourite films, she’s out at the shops trying to get the look.