The world of fashion is one that is often misunderstood by those who do not pay close attention to it. There can be stories written about it in various genres and themes, and here we are providing you the best 5 movies revolving around fashion, with no spoilers, of course.
Phantom Thread (2017)
It is a drama film based in the 1950s London where Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned designer, falls in love with Alma, a young, strong-willed woman. It is a pivotal moment in his Woodcock’s life when Alma becomes his muse.
The film is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. The movie earned $47.8 million in the box office, with Paul Thomas Anderson winning the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay in 2017. Moreover, in 2018, for the Best Costume Design, Mark Bridges won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award and the Satellite Award.
The Dressmaker (2015)
It is an Australian drama-comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham. It is about Myrtle Dunnage, the dressmaker, who goes back home to take care of her mother and to take revenge for being accused of murder when she was a child.
The film is directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving. The movie earned $24.11 million at the box office and won the AACTA People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film in 2015. And, at the same event, Kate Winslet won the award for the Best Lead Actress, Judy Davis for the Best Supporting Actress, Hugo Weaving for the Best Supporting Actor, and Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson for the Best Costume Design.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
It is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger. Here, Andy is an aspiring journalist who gets the job of being an assistant to Miranda Priestly, one of the city's biggest magazine editors. She has to juggle her work and personal life, which seems to get harder by the minute.
The film is directed by David Frankel starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, and Adrian Grenier. The movie earned $327.9 million at the box office and won the award for AFI Movie of the year in 2006. Also, Lauren Weisberger and David Frankel won the Quill Award for Variety Blockbuster Book to Film whereas Patricia Field won the Satellite Award for Best Costume Design and Theodore Shapiro won the BMI Film Music Award. Lastly, in the same year, for the Best Actress, Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe Award, the London Film Critics' Circle Award, and the Satellite Award.
It is an Indian drama film where Meghna Mathur, a small-town girl sets out to fulfil her dream of becoming a supermodel. She starts to discover how corrupted the fashion world is and how easy it is to lose one’s way when hungry for glamour and success.
The film is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar starring Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arjan Bajwa, Samir Soni, and Arbaaz Khan. The movie earned $79 thousand at the box office. For being the Best Actress, Priyanka Chopra won the Filmfare Award, the IIFA Award, National Film Award, the Stardust Award, and the Guild Award. Also, for the Best Supporting Actress, Kangana Ranaut won awards at the same award events in 2009-10.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
It is a biographical drama film about Gabrielle “Coco” Channel. It shows how the young orphan, who worked as a seamstress by day and a cabaret entertainer by night, falls in love and starts to revolutionise women’s fashion.
The film is directed by Anne Fontaine starring Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, and Emmanuelle Devos. The film earned $50.8 million at the box office with Catherine Leterrier winning the César Award for Best Costume Design.