The entertainment industry is one of the easiest mediums of inspiration and knowledge. Of course, there is an inevitable circulation of large amount of misinformation which cannot be ruled out, but that is a topic for another day. Today, we are going to talk about fashion-related influences emerging from the world of cinema.
Our choices of fashion are greatly influenced by what we see in the movies. Many movies end up triggering a wave which is marked by new fashion choices, and we are going to talk about some of these movies in this article. You need to take note that the list is not necessarily based on the quality of plot, but on the fashion statements made in it. I want you to watch the movie from the perspective of fashion.
With the aforesaid note, let us find out what the 5 movies I have listed below have in store for you. So, let us begin!
- Crazy Rich Asians
If you hadn’t caught up with this movie yet, you should watch it right now. It is a 2018 flick about the extreme riches in Asia’s richest families. The very scale of the wealth is so massive that it might take a while for you to digest all the bling and money you see. But, that is not the point here.
In the movie, you will come across many excellent luxury fashion statements which will make you want to spend away all the money you have. Those who have watched the movie would remember the glittering wedding dress worn by Araminta Lee. That is just one of the many examples.Starring: Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh.
- The Devil Wears Prada
This movie from 2006 is arguably the most popular movie when it comes to fashion. Actually, it is a movie about fashion and does a very good job at what it does. Packed by a magnetic cast involving the iconic Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, the movie traces the life of Andy as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, an influential fashion magazine editor.
I do not think I need to explain why you should watch it. Everything about this movie is pretty gorgeous and will make you learn a great deal (with a lot of drama, of course) about the workings of the fashion world.Starring: Adrian Grenier, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci.
- The September Issue (2009 film)
It is argued that the Devil Wears Prada is a veiled take on the Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, but the September Issue makes no such attempts and comes out open with what it is about.
The movie, released in 2009, is about the creation of the September Issue of 2007 of the Vogue, which on the sidelines explore the unceremonious relationship between Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, an ex- creative director at the magazine.
The movie is a direct entry into the world of fashion, especially magazines. It will easily give you a perspective on what goes around in the industry and what kinds of people comprise it. Plus, you will get to see a dramatized portrayal of the life of Anna Wintour, one of the most powerful women in the world.Starring: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington
- The Great Gatsby (2013 film)
Leonardo DiCaprio-starring adaptation of the namesake classic written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an exemplar of a movie, which was able to effectively and beautifully bring back the fashion from the early 20th century. If you have watched the movie, you would most certainly agree with me on this point.
Of many things which the creative team did to give more tone to the movie, one was to bring on board some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. These include Tiffany & Co., Miuccia Prada, and Brooks Brother.
If you wish to see the 20s-era fashion closely, then you need to watch this movie. In case you have already done that, watch it again to relish its fashionable moments once more.Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire.
- Ocean’s 8 (Ocean’s Eight) – 2018
Oh boy, talk about dropping fashion bombs on people! Ocean Eight is an all-women starrer which brought back the days of Ocean Eleven to be relived in a whole new way. The movie has everyone who can be termed as a fashion icon such as Rihanna and Sandra Bullock, with cameos from many celebrities from the fashion industry.Well, actually, I won’t say much because it is self-evident that the movie rocks fashion, and you should be watching it to experience the jolt.Starring: Awkwafina, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson.
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