13 Fabulous Fashion Flicks

The top films to have captured the fashion set's imagination, from cult-favorites like "Clueless" and "Bladerunner" to glamorous documentaries like "Valentino: The Last Emperor."

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Nobody could have guessed that a quirky 1995 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, "Emma", would become one of the most influential fashion films of all time. Just look at fall 2010 runways: where would Alex Wang be without crop tops and mini-skirts?
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Paramount Pictures
There are few films that have captured our stylish hearts like "Clueless." Who would've guessed that a quirky 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen novel "Emma" would become so influential in the fashion world? Just look at Alex Wang's fall 2010 crop tops and mini-skirts, for example. Click to read more about fabulously fashionable movies.
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Of course, the "Sex and the City" franchise is one of the most prolific in terms of fashion. Carrie's eclectic vintage-meets-haute-couture style defined millennial style and continues to influence fashion editorials to this day.
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New Line Cinema
In terms of style, the second "Sex and the City" film was a celebration of the oft-neglected "resort" season, with loud splashy patterns and gilded gold accents. Favorite fashion quote: "We're getting married, should we get you a diamond?" "No, just a really big closet."
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Warner Bros
Starring Audrey Tautou, "Coco Avant Chanel" offered a glimpse of the iconic designer during her ascent from impoverished seamstress to fashion designer.
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Warner Bros
The super-saturated nautical stripe trend might be attributed, somewhat, to the film's release. Favorite fashion quote: "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
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Paramount
The fashion business is notorious for taking itself seriously, but the 2001 comedy, "Zoolander," poked loving fun at the industry through its enormously-quotable male model, Derek. Favorite fashion quote: "It's that Hansel! He's so hot right now!"
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"Valentino: The Last Emperor" followed the Italian designer through preparations for his fall 2006 runway show and offered an in-depth look at his 45-year career.
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Acolyte Films
Favorite quote from "Valentino" (Giancarlo Giammetti to the designer): "I think you look too tan."
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Paramount Pictures
"Funny Face" remains one of the most beloved films of fashion fans, both because of the painstakingly-fitted outfits and the on-screen magnetism of the inimitable Audrey Hepburn.
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Paramount Pictures
Hubert de Givenchy won an Academy Award for his work on the costumes in the film, and the movie itself had a delightful fashion bent: Hepburn plays an unassuming bookstore salesgirl who is discovered by a fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire.
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Warner Bros
Fashion may not have been its actual subject matter, but "Bladerunner"'s surreal sci-fi aesthetic has been reinterpreted on countless runways for the past thirty years.
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Warner Bros
Daryl Hannah, who played a beautiful (but karate-capable) "replicant" named Priss, was outfitted in street-urchin meets '80s sci-fi heroine garb.
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Bridge Films
The 1960's thriller, "Blow-Up," followed a London fashion photographer who inadvertently captures a murder on film.
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Bridge Films
Itty bitty mod dresses, GoGo boots, and cameos by German supermodel, Veruschka, make this a movie worth multiple screenings.
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20th Century Fox
It's surprising that the capricious world of fashion journalism hadn't already inspired a silver screen adaptation, but terrific performances by Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" told the story of life at a glossy fashion publication.
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20th Century Fox
Favorite fashion quote: "Chanel. You are in DESPERATE need of Chanel."
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Robert Altman's 1994 film, "Pret-a-Porter" (a.k.a. "Ready to Wear") featured a stunning ensemble cast -- from Sophia Loren to Julia Roberts to Isaac Mizrahi -- and perfectly captured the hoopla surrounding Paris Fashion Week in the early '90s.
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United Artists
The movie that launched a thousand imitators of Diane Keaton's tomboy-inspired looks: 1977's "Annie Hall."
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The Gaultier-designed costumes in the 1997 cult hit "The Fifth Element" have even found their way into peek-a-boo replicas to this day (here, Rihanna at the 2009 American Music Awards).
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"Gia," a biopic starring a young Angelina Jolie, documented the tragic life of Gia Carangi, a supermodel who was among the first women in the United States to die of AIDS. In spite of the heavy subject matter, it is a must-see for lovers of 1980's opulence -- in particular, Christian Lacroix couture.
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