The Top Films That Every Fashionista Should Watch

A look at fashion's timeless allure and creative expression.

POSTED BY ANA BEATRIZ REITZ

When you're a fashionista looking to watch a movie on a slow, monotonous day without any fashion news to catch up on, the production's design, from vintage clothes to costume looks, is an essential element in the selection of the film. Be it documentary or fiction, these movies transport us to the sacred runways of our favorite designers and even their ateliers. So if you love fashion, keep reading to find the top films every fashion enthusiast should watch. Which one is your favorite?

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes  (1953)

With Marylin Monroe and Jane Russell as the main stars, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows showgirls Lorelei Lee, played by Monroe, and Dorothy Shaw, played by Russell, traveling to Paris while being followed by a private detective hired by the distrusting father of Lorelei's fiancé, a wealthy, enamored man. From Lorelei's hot pink dress as she performs "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" to Dorothy's iconic black beaded dress paired with gray fur,  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a must-watch for every fashion lover. 

Funny Face (1957)

A timeless and elegant romantic musical feast, Funny Face displays how a spontaneous fashion shoot at a bookstore brings a fresh fashion model discovery, Jo Stockton, played by Audrey Hepburn. While most of the film's outfits came from the legendary Edith Head, Funny Face's highlight is a series of custom-made dresses from renowned couturier Hubert de Givenchy. From the Givenchy red gown to black cigarette pants, flats, and a black polo neck, the movie became a fashion anthem, combining high fashion and cinema in the most elegant way. 

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

Also starring Hepburn, the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's, adapted from Truman Capote's 1958 novel of the same name, presents Holly Golightly, a young socialite falling in love in New York City - and dressing refined while doing so. In collaboration with Givenchy, the designs perfectly capture the character's timeless style with clean, sleek lines that exude sophistication. Some of the most famous outfits include a black satin dress with a low-cut back, worn with long black satin gloves, large tortoiseshell Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, a Tiffany necklace made of strands of pearls, and a diamond hair ornament. Another popular look is a bright pink silk cocktail dress with a pink bow tied around the waist. 

Pretty Woman (1990)

Pretty Woman is a movie that has been inspiring the fashion world for 30 years. The story revolves around Vivian Ward, an escort in Hollywood played by Julia Roberts, and Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman played by Richard Gere, who hires her for several business and social events. During the movie, their relationship develops, and so do Ward's fashion choices. From a one-piece mini-dress with the buckle on the belly to the off-the-shoulder, structured, red ball gown with white gloves for a big date to the opera with Richard Gere's Edward Lewis designed by Marilyn Vance, Pretty Woman leaves everyone in awe. And we can't forget the white, puff-sleeve dress, white gloves, and black hat for the off-the-shoulder shopping spree, it would be a “Big mistake! Huge!" to do such a thing.

Batman Forever (1995)