Caught On Cam: 5 Must-See Films About Fashion

You might not have watched these films, but you’ll recognize their impact on the fashion world. Explore their stories and draw inspiration from these captivating films.

Where do we typically draw inspiration from? Real life. These fashion movies give us a glimpse into the fashion industry. 

For a long time, film and fashion have had a special relationship. These films feature extravagant vintage costumes, classic on-screen fashion icons, and playful humor about the industry.

We look back at some of the best movies that satisfy your curiosity about fashion.

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Dior and I

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This documentary follows Raf Simons during his nearly four-year tenure as creative director at Christian Dior. 

It captures Simons’ journey from his start at the historic fashion house to the detailed craftsmanship of each piece made in the workshop.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace centers on the life of Andrew Cunanan, the murderer of Versace in 1997, rather than the crime itself. 

The series alternates between past and present, exploring Cunanan’s background, his connection to the Versace family, and the aftermath of the murder.


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Before Naomi and Kate, there was Gia, arguably one of the original supermodels who changed the game. 

This biopic, featuring a young Angelina Jolie, vividly portrays Gia’s impactful yet tragically brief life and career. 

She revolutionized the fashion world before her untimely death at 26 from complications of HIV/AIDS.

The New Look

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Inspired by true events, this historical drama brings to life the stories of fashion legends Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, and their peers during the tumultuous era of World War II. 

Through 10 captivating episodes, viewers witness the resilience and creativity that led to the birth of modern fashion. 

Ben Mendelsohn stars as Christian Dior, with Juliette Binoche captivating as Coco Chanel.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

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Embark on a journey through the vibrant 1970s Parisian fashion scene with Karl Lagerfeld. 

This film chronicles Lagerfeld’s meteoric rise and his rivalry with Pierre Berge, partner of Yves Saint Laurent. It also delves into Lagerfeld’s captivating love story with Jacques de Bascher. 

Coming to Disney+ in June 2024, this film promises a glimpse into the life of a true fashion icon.

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