inspirational fashion movies (part 1)

Have you ever googled "fashion movies" in the desperate hope to find something different and inspirational? And all you could find was Sex and the city, 27 dresses, maybe Breakfast at Tiffany's and if you were lucky Coco avant Chanel?
Being tired of that, I made my own fashion movie list. Some of them are about fashion, others just have great styling in them. Either way I find them all inspiring in one way or an other. And as Christmas is coming closer, maybe there is one or two movies you want to put on your wish list...

Ten Little Indians (1945, 1965, 1974)

I watched all three versions of Agatha Christie s book, and I found that I like all of them. The storyline is always the same of course; 10 people on an island, doomed to die one after one, but the wardrobe, mens as well as womens, is in each of them very charismatic for their time. If you like to have a look at authentic fashion from the 40ies, 60ies and 70ies and love old movies, it's definitely a fun thing to watch.

Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2001)
Hedwig and the angry inch is a strange, musical like story about the tour and life of a drag-queen. The costumes in this film are amazing, Hedwig changes clothes about 40 times in 87 minutes, thats a new outfit (and wig!) every 2 minutes!! And besides that it's simply a sensible portrait of a very special character.

Veruschka, A Life For The Camera  (2005)
In this documentary Veruschka (Vera Lehndorff), who was one of the most successfull supermodels of her time, takes a look back on her life and carreer. Sounds boring, but is one of the most fascinating documentaries I have ever seen. The pictures are so absorbing and captivating, we watched this in university, I sat there with my mouth open for 72 minutes.
(and if you type Veruschka Camouflage in your search engine, you will see that the new trend, of artists who blend in their background, isn't so new. Veruschka already did it in the 70ies)

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
One of the only movies where I am completely and utterly fascinated by the mens wardrobe! Josh Hartnett looks like TinTin crossed over to the bad side... In fact Bruce (Willis) and Josh look perfect in every single shot. Haven't enjoyed looking at fully dressed man in a long time since this movie came out. Why don't more men dress like that??

Dirty Girl (2010)
Ok, the story-plot is complete bollocks BUT if you enjoy looking at cool 70ies gear, you can find nice ideas here. The movie claims to play in 1987 but either the costume designer made a huuge mistake by mixing up 87 with 77 or I don't know a thing about fashion history. Nevertheless Danielle's outfits, shoes and sunglasses are off the hook! And from what I hear, the 70ies will be pretty hot next summer...

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