10 Classic Movies Every Fashionista Must Watch Once!

By Shreya Singh | 2 years ago
10 Classic Movies Every Fashionista Must Watch Once!
PHOTOGRAPH: Shreya Singh |

If you are a fashionista, then names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, and many others would not be new, but fashion lovers, do you know about the movies that were based on the fashion industry? Here are ten classic movies that every fashionista must see once in their lifetime. Just have a look if you haven’t seen them yet, then add them to your to-do lists.

“Cover Girl”


Directed in 1944 by Charles Vidor, the movie revolves around the life of a chorus girl who is given a chance for stardom by a wealthy magazine editor.

The movie discusses how the life of a normal chorus girl changes after this opportunity and what challenges she faces. Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly were the protagonists in the film. The film was one of the popular at the time of World War II.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Wikimedia Commons

Do not misunderstand it to be a cookery show, the movie is an all-time favourite comedy of the fashion world. Starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is based on the novel of same name written by Truman Capote. The movie is about a naive, eccentric café society girl, who is generally considered to be the actress’s most memorable and identifiable role.

Do not miss to see this Academy award winning movie that was announced as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.



Get to see the glamour and style of fashion world through the eyes of a photographer. “Blow-Up” is the story about a photographer who unknowingly captures a murder in his camera and later tries to solve the mystery.

Fashionistas cannot get any other movie to see the 60s fashion and style, so this one is the best pick.

“Annie Hall”


This 1977 release is the best portrayal of changing fashion. The movie plots the story of a neurotic New York comedian who falls in love with Annie Hall. The movie was lauded for its costumes showing women wearing menswear and showcasing female empowerment.

Recently, Annie Hall won the title of funniest screenplay of all time.
















This 1995 release movie generally is a story of a shallow, rich, and socially successful student of Beverly Hills high school, Cher who gives a makeover to Tai, a new student at the college. The movie was basically an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma.”

“Clueless” is not just a movie it went on to inspire an American rapper rapper Iggy Azalea’s music video to her U.S. number one hit single “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, with many visuals as well as costumes inspired by the film.

“Coco Before Chanel”

Coco Before ChanelAmazon

One of the renowned names in fashion industry is Coco Chanel but very few must be aware of her struggles. “Coco Before Chanel” is a 2009-released French movie that beautifully shows the life of Coco before she became a name in fashion world. The film describes how she changes a typically defined women’s fashion and how she distills an elegant and sophisticated line of women’s clothing, that propped her to the top of Parisian haute couture.

This one is a must watch for all fashion lovers.

“The Devil Wears Prada”


The movie tells the story of Andy, a young and aspiring graduate who wishes to work in the fashion industry. All the myths starts to vanish once she steps into the office of a prestigious Runway Magazine.

“The Devil Wears Prada” is a successful adaptation of the novel of same name written by Lauren Weisberger in 2003.

Many well-known fashion designers and brands allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, which made it one of the most expensively costumed films in history.

“Sex And The City”


Released in 2008, this American comedy was based on the successful television series that was telecast on HBO. Although, the movie received mixed reactions from critics, the director went on to make its sequel and got it released in 2010.

The film plots the story of a sex critic and her friends.

“A Single Man”


Categorized as one of the stylish films of all time, “A Single Man” is the story of an American professor who finds it difficult to live alone without his personal partner who died in a car accident.

Some of the style statements and attires gained popularity among general audience after its release. Fashionistas must see it to get a cue for their daily dressing.

“The September Issue”


“The September Issue” is an American documentary based on the behind-the-scenes drama that follows editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007 issue of American Vogue magazine.

Due to its popularity, the September 2007 issue of Vogue was in great demand among readers. The popularity was so high that ebay hiked prices between $80 and $115, that made it one of the most sought after issues ever.

Photo Source: Shreya Singh

About the author

I'm a dreamer. If that was a job, I'd be the highest paid person! Apart from perpetual day dreaming, I love anything that spells E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T.Apart from this activities that interest me are reading, painting, photography and writing. I'm a hippie at heart and I like travelling to new places, soaking in the culture and trying a variety of cuisines.