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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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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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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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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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."
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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Favorite quote from "Valentino" (Giancarlo Giammetti to the designer): "I think you look too tan."
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"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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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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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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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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The 1960's thriller, "Blow-Up," followed a London fashion photographer who inadvertently captures a murder on film.
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Itty bitty mod dresses, GoGo boots, and cameos by German supermodel, Veruschka, make this a movie worth multiple screenings.
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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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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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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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