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8 Fashion Movies to Watch Before the Met Gala

It's almost the first Monday of May, and it's time to rewatch the Devil Wears Prada.

Looking for fashion movies ahead of the Met Gala? From iconic classics like Breakfast at Tiffany's to newer hits like The Devil Wears Prada, we've got you covered. Get ready to drool over stunning outfits and learn some valuable style lessons along the way while you prepare for the red carpet of the Met Gala. Don't miss out on these must-watch films for any fashion lover!

Fashion and film have always been a match made in heaven, with movies serving as a source of inspiration for many of the latest fashion trends. From the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood to the edginess of the modern fashion world, here are six must-watch fashion movies that will inspire you and leave you in awe.


Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Audrey Hepburn's iconic portrayal of Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is still considered a style icon to this day. From her little black dress to her oversized sunglasses, Holly's effortless style is still imitated by women all over the world. This movie is a must-watch for any fashion lover who wants to delve into the classic style of the 1960s.


Clueless (1995)

"Clueless" is a movie that perfectly captures the fashion of the 1990s. From plaid mini-skirts to platform shoes, the outfits in this movie are both hilarious and stylish. The movie's costume designer, Mona May, created looks that perfectly encapsulate the fashion of the era, and the movie has become a cult classic for fashion lovers.


Meryl Streep's portrayal of Miranda Priestly, a powerful and ruthless fashion magazine editor, is a tour de force in "The Devil Wears Prada". The movie is based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger, who worked as an assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The fashion in this movie is a feast for the eyes, with the movie's costume designer, Patricia Field, creating iconic looks that have influenced fashion trends for years.
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Meryl Streep's portrayal of Miranda Priestly, a powerful and ruthless fashion magazine editor, is a tour de force in "The Devil Wears Prada". The movie is based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger, who worked as an assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The fashion in this movie is a feast for the eyes, with the movie's costume designer, Patricia Field, creating iconic looks that have influenced fashion trends for years, and Anne Hathaway as the iconic and fan-favorite Andrea Sachs.


Last Night in Soho (2021)

"Last Night in Soho" is a psychological horror-thriller film directed by Edgar Wright, starring Anna Taylor-Joy. It centers around a young fashion student named Sandy, who is mysteriously transported back in time to 1960s London, where she becomes entangled in the glamorous and dangerous world of the city's nightlife. As she navigates the vibrant yet ominous streets of Soho, she discovers shocking secrets about her own identity and the dark history of the city. The film is a stylish and suspenseful journey into the past, with Taylor-Joy delivering a captivating performance.


Coco Before Chanel (2009)

"Coco Before Chanel" tells the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel before she became the fashion icon we know today. The movie follows her struggles as a seamstress and her rise to fame in the fashion industry. The movie's costume designer, Catherine Leterrier, recreated the iconic looks that Chanel is known for, from the little black dress to the classic Chanel suit.


Disney's movie "Cruella" is a live-action prequel to the 101 Dalmatians story, following the origin story of the infamous villainess Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London, the film stars Emma Stone as Estella, a young woman with a natural talent for fashion design who dreams of becoming a successful designer. But when her ambitions are thwarted by the ruthless fashion mogul Baroness von Hellman, played by Emma Thompson, Estella unleashes her dark side and becomes the stylish and rebellious Cruella.
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Cruella (2022)

Disney's movie "Cruella" is a live-action prequel to the 101 Dalmatians story, following the origin story of the infamous villainess Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London, the film stars Emma Stone as Estella, a young woman with a natural talent for fashion design who dreams of becoming a successful designer. But when her ambitions are thwarted by the ruthless fashion mogul Baroness von Hellman, played by Emma Thompson, Estella unleashes her dark side and becomes the stylish and rebellious Cruella.


Funny Face (1957)

"Funny Face" is a musical comedy that follows a fashion photographer who discovers a bookstore clerk and transforms her into a high-fashion model. The movie is famous for its iconic fashion shoots, featuring looks from legendary fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. Audrey Hepburn, who stars in the movie, wears some of the most iconic fashion looks of the 1950s and 1960s.


Phantom Thread (2017)

"Phantom Thread" is a movie that tells the story of a renowned dressmaker, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, who falls in love with a young waitress who becomes his muse. The movie is set in 1950s London and features stunning couture gowns created by costume designer Mark Bridges. The movie's attention to detail and craftsmanship is a must-watch for anyone interested in the art of fashion design.


In conclusion, fashion movies are not just about entertainment but can also serve as a source of inspiration for fashion lovers. These six movies are a must-watch for anyone interested in fashion, from classic Hollywood glamour to modern fashion trends. Each movie tells a unique story that showcases the power of fashion and its ability to inspire and transform.

 

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