Fashion Collection takes a look at Hollywood movies that overflow with fashion and give us a good enough reason to watch them.
Valentino: The Last Emperor
This 2008 documentary is a love letter of sorts to the very tan, very Italian Valentino Garavani as he approaches retirement. But the famed designer is obviously not going out quietly, and the film is full of footage from his swan song: an opulent couture runway show and celebrity bash.
Jo (Audrey Hepburn) falls into modeling purely by luck in Funny Face. An intellectual bookshop clerk, she has no interest in the world of posing and pictures, until a photographer (Fred Astaire) decides she has the perfect look for a new campaign. She’s whisked away to Paris for a shoot with dramatic gowns and romantic scenery.
Coco Before Chanel
In Coco Before Chanel, Audrey Tautou stars as the creator of the famous fashion house. The film depicts the designer’s early beginnings as a poor bar performer and milliner to her later success — while wearing a string of classic pearls, of course.
The Devil Wears Prada
In The Devil Wears Prada, newly hired Andrea (Anne Hathaway) has the job “a million girls would kill for,” assisting iconic magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Even though Andrea gets to borrow from the fashion closet and go to Paris, Miranda puts her through hell.
Head Over Heels
The perks of living with four models: they help you do your hair and makeup. The downside: you see that the guy (Freddie Prinze Jr.) living in the apartment across the way may have killed someone. When Amanda (Monica Potter) and her roommates uncover a diamond-smuggling operation, they use their good looks and a runway show to take down a bad guy.
Some men may have a thing for models, but Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy)’s obsession goes much deeper: he’s actually in love with a mannequin he built, which currently resides in a department store. When she comes to life as a woman named Emmy (Kim Cattrall), the two designs elaborate window displays and fall for each other. But their love isn’t easy; a competitor is after Emmy and, well, she’s a mannequin.
Yves Saint Laurent
French actor Gaspard Ulliel stars as legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent in this biopic. Watch him as he rises to fame as the head designer at Christina Dior, only to suffer an emotional breakdown.
The September Issue
The September Issue takes viewers behind the scenes of the making of the fashion bible, Vogue, and the magazine’s elusive but business-savvy editor in chief, Anna Wintour. Shots of luxurious runway shows and designer-filled photo shoots make for eye candy that’s also intriguing.
Dior and I
Go inside the prestigious world of the Dior brand with this 2014 documentary. This one is for the real fashion devotees.