There’s no denying the fact that most of what we wear and how we look are inspired from our film industry. And by film industry we mean both Hollywood and Bollywood. From Andrea’s (Anne Hathaway) Bottle Green trench coat in Devil Wears Prada to Geet’s (Kareena Kapoor) trend setting long T-shirts with Patialas, we bring you top 10 movies that are either about fashion or have influenced fashion in some way or the other. Take a look:
September Issue starring Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington:
The movie showcases behind-the-scene activities of Anna Wintour and her team as they gear up to design what’s known as the biggest and the most important issue of Vogue – the September Issue. It shows the effort and courage of Grace Coddington, a former model turned creative director at Vogue, to stand up to Anna, in spite of Anna’s aggressive nature. The movie settles into a happy ending with Anna approving most of Grace’s ideas for the September Issue.
Fashion starring Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra:
Fashion follows the life of Meghna Mathur (Priyanka), a small town girl, who just like thousand others dreams of becoming a super model and a famous name in the fashion industry. The movie shows her transformation from that small town girl to a big shot super model, and the challenges that she overcomes in the way. It also shows top model Shonali (Kangana) and her slow downfall in the industry due to several factors.
Coco before Chanel starring Audrey Tautou:
No points for guessing, this movie narrates the life story of how the world famous French designer Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou) went on from being a seamstress at a provincial bar to a historical fashion designer so much so that her name can almost be used as a synonym to world-class exquisite fashion. Coco was born as Gabrielle Chanel but the song she used to perform with her sister at the bar nightly fetched her name “Coco”.
Aisha starring Sonam Kapoor:
Although the movie is not based on Fashion, but the wardrobe for Sonam in this movie is undoubtedly one of the best, trendiest, and classic wardrobe Bollywood industry has ever see. The wardrobe was designed by ace designer Pernia Qureshi, after which Sonam Kapoor went onto becoming a full-fledged style icon in the industry. However, equal credit must be given to Ira Dubey and Amrita Puri for looking equally stunning and visually delightful.
Sex and the City starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon:
‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’ Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
And there’s more. This movie is a complete chic movie based on people, life, heartbreaks, and Fashion! It has 3 parts but necessarily the plot of the movie revolves around 4 New York girl who have come together to form a deep, soulful, and never-ending friendship irrespective of their distinctive lives. Two factors hold them closely knitted to one another – friendship and fashion. Watch as the girls go from being 4 young New York chicks to 40 something elegant women, each with their own exclusive style.
Jab We Met starring Kareena Kapoor:
Directed by the very talented Imtiaz Ali, starring Kareena Kapoor as Geet, the main female protagonist and a larger-than-life cheerful and bubbly Punjabi girl, Jab We Met is a soft romantic movie which was a blockbuster movie and is still loved by many. Once again, the movie isn’t about fashion, but Geet’s long T-shirt with colorful Patialas and Dupatta definitely started a trend which was followed by almost every girl. Some have still stuck to that style for casual day-outs.
Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and Anna Hathaway:
There is no one who is interested in fashion and won’t like the movie. Andrea (Anna), an aspiring journalist, in spite of her complete disgust towards the fashion industry, lands a job that girls would kill for – personal junior assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief of ‘Runway’ fashion magazine. Anna doesn’t know the first thing about dressing up to work at Runway, and has to constantly be at the receiving end of an icy behavior from the cold-blooded Miranda. However, she soon finds help from Nigel, the art director at Runway, and transforms herself into this stylish member of the fashion fraternity. She also manages to be the first one ever to get half-a-smile from Miranda.
There are many such movies which have inspired us in one way or the other and if we had to write about all of them, it could take us a week. So, we put here a collection of what we would recommend in case you wanted to kick start Vogue’s favorite month with a bit of style yourself. Hope you like watching these movies as much as we did.
Until next time, stay happy and Stay Stylish!