Top 5 Fashion Films


We were thinking about what to watch the other night and a discussion broke out about fashion movies, after much debate here are our fave top 5, what do you think, did we miss something?

5. Zoolander

Ben Stiller at his best, a funny take on the model industry packed with jokes, and has quite a lot of quoteability.

“Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?”

4. Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Yeah we know, not technically a “fashion” film, but so much that later appeared on the catwalk, in the shops and in our heads came from this movie, its a great story and the dressing is immaculate.

3. Clueless

Vain, vapid, empty consumerism yet based on a Jane Austen (Emma) plot that leaves you happy, we love the way this movie captured a moment and was out their in its styling, lets be honest back in 1995 it was the dawn of the Valley Girl and Cher was there to be a spiritual leader. Funny, charming and makes you love the characters, a great movie

2. Coco Before Chanel

A true fashion movie about the life of the most famous woman in fashion, everyone knows the name Chanel, but very few know Coco, yes it may take a few leaps with accuracy but in general stays true to real life, the script and filming really bring the Doyenne to life. It covers Coco from her poor background as a dancer/singer in a duo to her first collections via all the lovers, affairs and world events that she spun through.


1. The September Issue

A documentary about Vogue & Anna Wintour producing the biggest issue ever for the biggest month of the year, everyone in fashion slides across the screen at some point, theres footage of all aspects of the process from shoots to layout and some great interviews with the amazing Wintour, if you want to know how the fashion magazine industry works this is the best thing you’ll ever see. In fact FW wants to organise a screening as an event.

So there we go, thats our thoughts, what are yours, what do you think the best fashion movies are? Maybe we’ll do TV shows next.

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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