7 Movies Every Fashion Girl Should Watch

DIOR AND I, international poster art, far right: Raf Simons, 2014. ©The Orchard
DIOR AND I, international poster art, far right: Raf Simons, 2014. ©The Orchard
Whether you work as a Sales Assistant, a Buyer, a model, a blogger or even as an upcoming designer, as long as you are involved in fashion, there are some movies that will shape and sometimes remind you of you in the fashion world that you cannot afford not to watch. As I have not done anything with my time this holiday, I asked myself what I love the most and the obvious answer was fashion and also watching movies till 5am in the morning, I decided to put that superpower to good use.

I have put together some of the best fashion (based/inclined) movies with their trailers below.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed putting them together…

  1. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

A college graduate lands a job as a financial journalist in New York to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritler



2. Ready To Wear (Pret-a-Porter) (1994)

A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week.

Stars: Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker



3. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

A look at the life and times of one of Italy’s most fashion designers, Valentino Garavani. It is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership – the longest in the history of fashion between Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.



4. The September Issue (2007)

A documentary showing Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour’s preparation for the 2007 fall fashion issues. You get to see raw clips from behind-the scenes of fashion shows and designers from Vera Wang to Stefano Pilati of YSL to the Vogue boardroom.

Stars: Anna Wintour (of course)



5. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

The story of how Coco Chanel rose from little beginnings to being one of the top fashion houses in the world. (It’s in French so you might want to watch with subtitles. Except you understand French, of course)

Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde



6. Dior and I (2014)

This movie shows the world of the fashion house Christian Dior and never before seen behind the scenes clips of creating Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as the creative director of the fashion house. Tension.

Stars: Grace Coddington, Maison Cotillard



7. Devil Wears Prada (2006)

I should think EVERY fashion girl has seen this movie. It is the go-to fashion movie. Based on a novel by Lauren Weisberger, Devil wears Prada is about a girl who moved to New York and gets a job as assistant to Miranda Priestley, the editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. People say its a mimic of Anna Wintour’s life.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Adrian Grener


Those are my picks, guys. I haven’t seen them all but I am definitely working my way there.

Which ones have you seen? What other fashion movies do you know about? Tell us in the comments…


4 thoughts on “7 Movies Every Fashion Girl Should Watch

  1. LOL..Funny i remembered Confessions of a shopaholic day before yday and decided i must see it before leaving for work yesterday. i was really late to work but i have no regrets 🙂


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