the most powerful fashion films

    what to watch when you want to see good style.

    by christie chu · November 08, 2013

    Valentino: The Last Emperor

    This film follows the friendship and partnership between Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, and gives us inside look into their personal and business lives. The moment that almost warranted a tear was the scene where Valentino is awarded the Legion D'Honneur from France's president Jacques Chirac in 2006. It's a must-see.

    L'Amour Fou

    Shortly after the death of Yves Saint Laurent, his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge, opens up about the reclusive designer and the highs and lows of their tumultuous relationship. Sit back, get your popcorn ready and enjoy the drama! 

    Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel

    This documentary follows Diana Vreeland, considered one of the leading authorities in fashion, who took the industry by storm with her eccentric and bold personality. It goes to show that fashion isn't only skin deep; it's all about character and style.

    Bill Cunningham New York

    A touching story about the New York Times' resident street style photographer (he did it waaay before The Sartorialist), whose love and passion in life is to snap photos of the way people dress. Living a very simple life, Bill Cunningham is no victim to the trends and fashion that he so diligently documents. As Anna Wintour once stated -- "We all get dressed for Bill!"

    Coco Before Chanel

    Who doesn't love a movie with Audrey Tautou? (We've seen Amelie only about 3,538 times). Coco Before Chanel recounts the story of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel before she became a fashion icon and household name.

    The September Issue

    This documentary tells the story of legendary Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and her team of editors as they struggle to put together their September issue, revealing the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into creating the largest issue of a magazine ever published. We think Carrie Bradshaw would approve.


    Models, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, David Bowie, 2001. Need we say more? This classic Ben Stiller film has so many good moments, we can't even name our favorite. What we took away from it: There's more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking.


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