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5 Iconic Fashion Films Every Girl Should See

5 Iconic Fashion Films Every Girl Should

Ready for a crash course in Fashion on Film? There are tons of stylish flicks a gal who loves fashion should be sure to add to her Netflix queue, how is one to choose where to start? I made a list of 5 of my personal all-time faves (and a couple of extras, too!) that you should be sure to catch first. I’m sure it’s a no-brainer to realize that the stars of most of the movie are some of the ladies we love the most- Audrey, Grace, and Marilyn. So I started out with my faves starring those 3. Check them out below and tell me in the comments: which of these have you seen? Which did I miss?

5 Iconic Fashion Films Every Woman Should See

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Easily Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic role, the film is chock full of drop dead gorgeous cocktail dresses, glamorous jewels, and stunning coats. Of course, everyone immediately thinks of Givenchy’s LBD, but really, there are so many absolutely amazing fashion moments. (THAT PINK TIARA!) It’s absolutely a must-see!

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief is one of my faves. The Hitchcock film stars Cary Grant as a reformed catburglar and Grace Kelly as a wealthy socialite who falls in love with him. The film is set on the French Riviera and there are diamonds galore and some truly glamorous gowns.

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Sabrina is the ultimate ugly duckling-to-beautiful swan story. If you’ve never seen the flick, starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart… you must. Immediately. Holden and Bogart star as brothers who are total opposites- Holden as a playboy uninterested in the family business and Bogart as a successful businessman who is all work and no play. When their chauffeur’s daughter, played by Hepburn, comes back from Paris with a snazzy makeover and threatens to derail Holden’s character’s engagement/business deal, Bogart’s character steps in to try and woo Audrey. Sabrina marks the first time that the star would work with Hubert de Givenchy and the results are truly iconic. (The LBDs!!)

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How To Marry a Millionaire

How To Marry a Millionaire is my absolute favorite movie of all time. Starring Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, the movie is about three gal pals who move into a luxurious apartment as part of a plan to try and catch wealthy husbands. There are hijinks, glamorous outfits, and, yes, millionaires.

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Funny Face

Funny Face is a movie about a quirky shop girl (Audrey Hepburn) who becomes a top model after being discovered by a famous fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire. Of course, a movie about a model skyrocketing to fame would be jam packed with high fashion and covetable looks. BONUS: Kay Thompson (aka the author of the ELOISE books) based her performance as editor-in-chief of Quality Magazine on editrix Diana Vreeland.

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  • Why is it no surprise that so many of the iconic fashion films have Audrey Hepburn starring in them? Her style was truly classic.

    • The funny thing is, it just so happens that my fave fashion films all star Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, so I decided to make this list all about them! My two absolute favorites? High Society and How To Marry a Millionaire. I just love them.

      Audrey is absolutely classic, as you said… so many of the looks she wears are truly iconic. The LBDs in Sabrina and Tiffany’s, the red dress in Funny Face, the black turtleneck and trousers in both Sabrina and Funny Face… it’s amazing how they STILL make sense now!

      Thanks for reading! xx S

  • Katie Williamsen

    I have so many movies to see! I do love Breakfast at Tiffanys!

    • Same, what girl doesnt?!? But Katie, if you haven’t seen them, definitely check out High Society, How to Marry a Millionaire and Sabrina! Absolute faves. xx

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