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Need a break from your monotonous routine? Let’s escape into the glitz and glam world of the tinsel town. Talking about movies, they’re not only about the storyline, dialogues, sound and production. There are many underlying threads that combine to make a movie loved by the masses.
One of those is the style and fashion that form the essence of movies. In fact, there have been movies that essentially revolve around fashion as its core subject. I can recall some of my favourite ones that have certainly left a mark on viewer’s mind. The styling and costumes depicted in them not only made them loved by all but also iconic over the years.
While it would take forever to make a list of all the noteworthy fashion styles in films, here are few significant examples that come to my mind now. Read and I’m sure you would want to watch them too:
Devil Wears Prada
A cult-classic fashion movie that tops the list. The Devil Wears Prada is about Andy (Anne Hathaway), a smart but sensible new graduate who lands in a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. The real drama begins is when Andy discovers about the strange and crazy world of fashion. Andy’s Chanel looks and Miranda Priestley’s collection of crazy trench coats and bags still inspire us even after 14 years of it’s release. If you count yourself as a true fashion lover, I highly recommend you this movie. It’s one of my favourites too.
A beautiful piece of art as I would term it. In his final film before retirement, Daniel Day-Lewis plays an obsessive-compulsive dressmaker for the wealthy in 1950s London. The story continues with a drastic change in Reynolds’ meticulous lifestyle when he falls in love with Alma (Vicky Krieps). Phantom Thread is a film that gives us a direct insight into how much work goes into creating couture garments. For all the fashion lovers out there, watching this will be an emotional experience.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
A rare gem that’s worth the guilty swipe of a maximised credit card. Confessions of a Shopaholic is about a young woman, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) who is a shopping addict and someone who thinks buying is always the key to happiness. She lands a job in a finance magazine and realises there is more to life than just shopping. Also, how can we forget that signature green chiffon scarf that’s the highlight of the movie. From what I hear, when the moment got released, it pushed thousands of women into wearing oversized belts, designer tweed trench coats and vibrant colours. People still love the movie and are taking fashion cues from it.
P.S – A must watch.
The Great Gatsby
Last but not the least, a movie all that’s about glamour. Beautiful, Marvellous, Amazing! Words are not enough to describe how perfectly articulated this movie is. For those with a love of the glitzy side of the 1920s, this film would not disappoint you. It tells the tragic story of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Di Caprio), a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan (Carry Mulligan), a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth. If you haven’t given much thought to style in the 20s, this film will quickly take you back to the retro styles you so love to watch. Watch it, as I promise it will make you a huge fan of the amazing styles and would want to have them in your current closet.
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