Although Christmas time means Christmas films, sometimes (just sometimes), you need a break from Elf and the fact SANTA’S COMING. So for those of you who need a refreshing break, we’ve compiled a short list of fashion films that will take your mind off the bustling shops and will help you relax. Please note a hot chocolate, blanket and pyjamas are needed.
Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a college graduate from North Western with big journalist dreams. By landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, Andy tries to adjust to working life as the assistant to diabolical editor, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Will Andy survive in the industry?
Each August, fashion enthusiasts look forward to getting their hands on a copy of Vogue’s autumn issue. As filmmaker R.J. Cutler gains access to the inner workings of the fashion Bible, legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour and her staff carry out the massive preparations necessary to produce the issue.
Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani opened his first fashion house in 1959. In 2007, Valentino announced his retirement. This documentary follows Valentino during the last two years of his time as a designer, accompanied by Giancarlo Giammetti, his patient partner in both business and life. As Valentino gets ready to conclude his fashion career, he worries about the intentions of the corporation buying his clothing line.
New York City girl Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) loves to shop. However, her shopping addiction leaves her drowning in debt. Rebecca would love to work at the city’s top fashion magazine, Alette, but she’s stuck at a gardening magazine to fund her shopping habits. The ambitious journalist lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine owned by the same company. Her column becomes an overnight success, but her secret debt threatens to ruin her love life and career.
Young Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou) works as a seamstress by day and a cabaret entertainer by night, then she meets a wealthy heir (Benoît Poelvoorde) and becomes his lover and fashion consultant. Tired of the flowery hats, tight corsets and yards of lace that define women’s fashion, Coco uses her lover’s clothing as a starting point to create elegant and sophisticated line of women’s clothing that propels her to the top of Parisian haute couture.
An advice columnist, how-to-girl, at Composure Magazine, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves the idea, Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Executive Ben Berry (Matthew McConaughey), who is so confident of his romantic side that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. How will their plans unfold when Andie and Ben meet?