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4 Fashionable Movies that Entertain and Inspire

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By lesleykat · September 15, 2011


The end of summer is a fantastic time to get a bunch of friends together for an outdoor rooftop movie get-together. Just grab a roll of duct tape, a large sheet of foam core board a projector and voila! outdoor movie night! I have gathered up some of my favorite fashionable movies. Let me preface the list by saying, I've left out the overtly-fashiony ones like Zoolander, The September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada. I hope you're all not like, EARTH TO MEEKUS... why did you leave them out?! As I see it, you've all seen them a zillion times over so why list the obvious?

 

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Documentary, Available on Netflix Streaming/DVD
This documentary follows legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani through the process of planning and showing his last show and 70th birthday. It delves into the personal relationship between him and long-time companion and business partner Giancarlo Giammetti. Plus, PUGGIES!!!

The Fifth Element

Drama, Available on Netflix Streaming/DVD
Another one of my all time favorites, this movie isn't about fashion, but there's plenty of it in there. This futuristic film features fashion heavy hitters Milla Jovovich as one of the main characters and costume design by Jean-Paul Gautier. This is one of those movies that I will always watch if its on TV.


Marie Antoinette

Available on Netflix DVD
Watch this movie on mute. It's seriously one of the worst movies I have ever seen plot-wise, however it is a feast for the eyes. It probably should have been a spread in a magazine not a film. It's beautiful and full of gorgeous (yet historically and hilariously inaccurate) clothes, shoes and food.

Prêt-à-Porter (Ready To Wear)

Drama/Comedy, Available on streaming/DVD
A drama/comedy set during Paris Fashion Week in the mid 90's has a few silly plot lines mixed with some fashion, bad acting and a whole lot of cameos from legendary figures in the fashion and acting world. Its not the BEST movie I have ever seen but it's light hearted and fun to watch.

*All movie cover images via Netflix

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