Because of lock downs and social distance measures, most of us have not been able to partake in any glamorous outings for quite some time. If you’re looking for an at-home experience of glamour, fashion, and fabulous stories then these movies about fashion will surely do the trick. Here are six of the best fashion inspiration movies to help lift your spirits and give you some outfit inspiration:
1. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)
The last two years of Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani’s career was documented and shared through this documentary. The documentary takes fashionista and fashion history buffs alike through the life story of the legendary designer, his last few fashion shows, and many of his fabulous design creations.
2. Dior and I (2014)
In 2021, Dior went through a change of creative directors. In order to capture the journey of how the new creative director, Raf Simons, would rise to the occasion this documentary was made. His journey is a testament to fashion history and how fashion is an art that constantly changes in order to stand the test of time.
3. Dries (2017)
The making of this film marks the first time that big name designer, Dries Van Noten, has allowed his home life and creative process on film. The film allows audiences a glimpse into the world and career of one of the most innovative independent designers in fashion.
4. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
This movie tells the tragic and triumphant life story of legendary French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. This movie gives us a look into fashion history and replicas of some of the phenomenal looks that were created of the master designer herself.
5. The September Issue (2009)
The September Issue follows Anna Wintour, and an impressive list of fashion designers and creators, on the treacherous journey that is creating the September issue of American Vogue. Though this documentary was shot during the creation of the 2007 September issue of Vogue, it is still a must-see for all fashionistas today.
6. The Gospel According to André (2017)
The Gospel According to André is a documentary that explores the life and legacy of André Leon Talley. Talley is a fashion icon, as well as an accredited fashion journalist and the former editor-at-large of Vogue. This film takes a look at Talley’s career, upbringing, and eventual success and influence in the world of fashion.
Whether you’re looking for new fashion pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe or a fashion history buff, one of these five movies are sure to please. Give one of these movies a look during your next self-care movie night.