The winter holidays are not the only time of year when you can indulge in the festive spirit with seasonal clothes, food and films. For fashion lovers, LFW induces the same level of anticipation as a child waiting for Santa and it’s definitely got its own special feel. So instead of baking a batch of cookies and putting on a cosy jumper, get a glass of bubbly, put on stilettos and get into the LFW vibe – a different kind of festive. To help you embrace the ritzy mood, we’ve chosen five of the most memorable films that revolve around the fashion industry – from cosy, light-hearted fashion flicks to a behind-the-scenes spin on the fashion world.
The devil wears Prada
The fashion week’s “Love actually”, that you always enjoy no matter how many times you’ve seen it. Clever, but fashion-numb Andrea (Anne Hathaway) gets the job “a million girls would kill for,” assisting iconic magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Even though Miranda puts her through hell, Andrea learns to love her job while she gets initiated into the glitzy world of fashion.
Confessions of a shopaholic
An entertaining, adorably-goofy fashion rom-com. “A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely! “. A fashion-lover, ditsy college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.
A classic that brings together fashion, gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and Paris romance. A brainy bookshop clerk with no interest in fashion gets discovered by photographer (Fred Astaire) who decides she has the perfect look for a new campaign. She’s whisked away to Paris for a shoot with dramatic gowns and romantic scenery.
Dior and I
A backstage glance into the industry, Dior and I brings the viewer inside the glamorous world of the Christian Dior fashion house. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, this fashion documentary is also a colourful homage to the seamstresses who serve the brand’s vision.
Coco before Chanel
An inspirational biography of a legend’s rise to success. In Coco before Chanel, Audrey Tautou stars as the creator of the famous fashion house. The film depicts the designer’s early beginnings as a poor bar performer and milliner to her later success — while wearing a string of classic pearls, of course. A story of hard-work, talent and passion and what happens when they combine with an original, innovative vision.
We hope this helps enhance the glam vibe for this flashy, exciting time of year. Have yourself a stylish little LFW!