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Frame by Frame #1: Movies about Fashion & Glamour

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Published On: March 27, 2024
Movies about Fashion & Glamour

Calling all fashion enthusiasts and film buffs! Get ready to delve into the world of fashion films.

Cruella (4/5)

This live-action prequel sheds light on the origin story of the infamous Cruella de Vil. Witness a young Estella's (later Cruella) descent into villainy as she navigates the unforgiving world of London fashion in the 1970s. Watch Elle Fanning deliver a captivating performance as Estella transforms into the notorious Cruella we know and (sort of) love.

The Neon Demon (4/5)

Jesse (Elle Fanning), an aspiring model, arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of conquering the fashion world. However, her youthful beauty soon becomes a double-edged sword, attracting both admiration and dangerous obsession. Director Nicolas Winding Refn crafts a visually stunning and unsettling exploration of the dark side of the modelling industry.

House of Gucci (2/5)

Delve into the scandalous true story of Patrizia Reggiani's (Lady Gaga) marriage into the Gucci family. Witness the unraveling of the Gucci legacy as ambition, betrayal, and a thirst for power culminate in a shocking murder. While the film boasts a star-studded cast including Adam Driver and Al Pacino, some might find the execution lacks the depth of the story's potential.

The Devil Wears Prada (3/5)

Fresh-faced graduate Andy lands a coveted assistant position at a high-powered fashion magazine under the ruthless editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly (played by the iconic Meryl Streep). Navigate the cutthroat world of fashion alongside Andy as she juggles demanding tasks, high-pressure deadlines, and the extravagant world of designer labels.

The Phantom Thread (4/5)

Step into the meticulously crafted world of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (played by the masterful Daniel Day-Lewis). His life is disrupted by the arrival of Alma (Vicky Krieps), a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover. Prepare to be enthralled by the film's exquisite costumes and the complex power dynamics that unfold between the characters.

Fashion (4/5)

A 2008 Hindi drama directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, dives into the dark underbelly of India's glamorous fashion world. Priyanka Chopra Jonas takes center stage as Meghna Mathur, an ambitious small-town girl who dreams of becoming a supermodel. The film chronicles Meghna's relentless pursuit of success, navigating the cutthroat world of fashion with its ruthless demands and fleeting fame. As she climbs the ladder, Meghna encounters the industry's darker side – manipulation, exploitation, and the constant pressure to maintain a perfect image.

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