From comedies that desecrate the catwalks to thrillers that investigate the dark side of life as a model, from the iconic stories of myths like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent to the bittersweet films that play on the stereotypes of the fashion universe. The world of fashion is often told in the cinema, with different tones and suitable for all tastes.
The link between cinema and fashion is strong and deep-rooted. Both because cinema loves to talk about the world of fashion, with its lights and shadows, and because world-famous stylists increasingly lend their art behind the scenes of the big screen. Furthermore, it is undeniable that high-level fashion professionals are considered true stars. In the endless list of films that have put the world of fashion at the centre , there are some that represent true masterpieces and must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Here are five , selected to satisfy all tastes, from drama to comedy, from documentary to fantasy.
The devil wears Prada
Produced in 2006 by Disney, The Devil Wears Prada is one of the most successful films among those that talk about fashion. The reasons are multiple. The story, light but well woven, is followed from the first to the last minute; the actors, above all the exceptional Meryl Streep , are perfectly immersed in their roles; the setting, centered in New York, offers fascinating glimpses. The result is an enjoyable and successful comedy, which credibly reveals the dark side of fashion journalism.
Speaking of fashion films that have hit the box office, we cannot fail to mention Zoolander , the comedy film that consecrated the creativity of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson , in their fourth work as a couple. The plot is a succession of gags and unlikely situations, all hinged around the iconic character of Derek Zoolander , an unlikely world-famous model, vain and not particularly intelligent. We laugh a lot, from the first to the last minute.
House of Gucci
An event film of 2021, House of Gucci is the cinematic adaptation of the life and violent death of Maurizio Gucci , played by Adam Driver . The real protagonist of the story, however, is Patrizia Reggiani , ambitious wife of Maurizio Gucci, into whose shoes Lady Gaga fits very well. It is his eclectic and ambiguous personality that drives the entire plot. The film is an opportunity to learn about the rise and crisis of one of the most iconic brands in the history of world fashion.
Yves Saint Laurent
There are also many others of films dedicated to fashion icons. Yves Saint Laurent is undoubtedly worth mentioning, celebrating the French designer of the same name. An eclectic and controversial personality, who has spanned over 50 years of style history with his bulky figure. A genius who knew how to build an empire and who appears on the big screen in all his complexity.
The neon demon
From the lives of great stylists to that of models, another fundamental component of the fashion universe. The neon demon is a well-written and well-made film, which moves between thriller and horror, investigating without scruples the behind the scenes of the fashion shows. At the center of the plot is the professional trajectory of Jesse , a girl who dreams of being a star and who is willing to do anything to achieve her goal.