Sometimes, just from the moment you see the poster of a movie, you can already tell if it's going to inspire you to revamp your closet. Here are six that have never, and we don't think will ever, fail any self-respecting stylista:
1. The Devil Wears Prada. The movie is an instant classic, appropriate viewing for any time of year, and 10 years later, we're still as obsessed with the movie as ever. Perhaps the most favorite novel-turned-fashion flick of all time, this witty, hugely enjoyable adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 cult classic follows the fortunes of a college graduate who heads to New York City and gets a job as an assistant to terrifying, charismatic fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly.
Chicest moment: Do you remember when Nigel gave Andy Sachs access to the Runway magazine closet? When Andy emerged post-makeover in an amazing Chanel blazer and leather pants, it was just pure victory for every fashion lover.
2. Confessions of a Shopaholic. The movie follows the life of a journalist with a penchant for shopping. Starting off with a cute green scarf, Rebecca Bloomwood’s (Isla Fisher) obsessions for gorgeous yet expensive clothes sends her off to a spiral of debt and lies but in a funny twist of fate, she somehow finds herself working at a magazine giving out financial advice.
Chicest moment: After a green scarf catches Rebecca's eye, she then tries to make a deal with a hotdog vendor. Magazine editor Luke comes to her rescue and dubs her "the girl with the green scarf." And that scarf, can we just say, has become the "key piece" in the movie and you probably wanted to have one at some point, yes?
3. Coco Before Chanel. Starring the beautiful Audrey Tautou, this French film is incredibly stylish and chic tells us how Costume Designer Catherine Leterrier attempted to trace Coco’s inspiration for many of her iconic looks, including the famous leather quilted handbag. It is a movie that depicts the life of Chanel as a seamstress before her rise to fashion fame, a must-see for anybody interested in the early years of the most iconic French designer. Because who could deny that fashion has an artistic historical past and is integral to character development for any film? No one in any fashion circle, surely.
Chicest moment: At this dance in Deauville, all the women are dressed in pale colors, but Chanel is wearing black. Of course it wasn’t that scandalous, but people were aghast at her bold move. What a stylish standout!
4. 13 Going on 30. This movie is just too sweet, too! 13 Going on 30 tells the story of how the adage "be careful what you wish for" can actually really come true, featuring a 13-year-old in the '80s who was transported to her 30-year-old self. When time jumps forward, however, and Jenna is “thirty, flirty and thriving,” she has to learn to adjust to not only her adult figure, but also the fashions of 2004.
Chicest moment: Of course, it's during the big party held by Poise! Jenna wore this sexy bright-hued geometric print number and accessorized the look with a hot pink handbag and a butterfly necklace; an outfit that her boss describes as “Barbie meets Britney.”
5. Dreamgirls. If you’ve seen the movie Dreamgirls, you know the ladies are decked in pretty killer fashion throughout the film. And if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out! It's all about how a trio of black female soul singers rose to the top of the pop charts in the early 1960s, trumping their own personal struggles along the way. This is a rich period film, full of stylistic and cultural changes that are reflected in the look and manner of the characters, and the panorama makes for a satisfying mixture of real life and fantasy.
Chicest moment: This performance of the trio featuring the sexiest dainty dresses. Pair a sweet neckline with some elbow gloves and you’ll have yourself a classy look for a night out!
6. The Great Gatsby. This movie delivers the fashion clichés of the 1920s (and a few from other eras) that we expected to see. And it just perfectly captures the glitz and glam of the Roaring '20s, transporting audiences into this time of decadent lifestyles just as if the Jazz Age was still alive today.
Chicest moment: All those that showcased the effortlessness of the boys. While ladies lavished in richness, men found relief in slightly more comfortable dinner jackets (tuxedos) instead of stuffy tailcoats. Many men cast off formal attire all-together and embraced the colorful life of colored suits, flashy neckties, hats, and gold capped walking sticks.
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