As quoted by Ives Saint Laurent, “Fashion fades, style is eternal.” Fashion is a huge part of everyday life. Movies are a great source of inspiration for people who may otherwise have trouble pinpointing trends as well as understanding where they evolve from. The following is a list of the top 5 movies students can look to for timeless fashion that never goes out of style:
1. Sex and The City (2008)
A movie continuation of the six-year series about columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) chronicling the stories of four women who tackle the dating scene in New York City. It’s hard to ignore the high fashion of NYC, and Samantha, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte always made sure they were sporting the latest brands and trends. Although the movie revolves around NYC city fashion, which tends to be more expensive in price, that doesn’t mean students can’t find similar looks for less where they shop.
2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This movie is one that most likely comes to every aspiring fashion journalist’s mind when he or she thinks of their future career in the magazine industry. Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, takes a chance on fashion-challenged Andy (Anne Hathway) and teachers her why two articles of clothing can look similar but are rather both very different. She also takes her from an “ugly duckling” to a fashionable, model employee.
“As if” students can deny this popular movie of the ’90s didn’t influence their fashion sense whether it was in the past or now. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and her friends introduced the era of plaid, collared button down shirts, crop tops and funky hats. None of these trends ever fully left the ’90s as these can still be seen among students today. Talk about a blast from the past.
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
No such thing as too many clothes is something Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) knows all too well. Maxing out her credit cards and getting hackled by a very persistent debt collector doesn’t stop her from stepping out in a new outfit each time. Although in the end she learns having the latest trends of clothes isn’t the most important thing, she never fully gives up her effort of looking chic, even while on a budget.
5. Pretty In Pink (1986)
Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) teaches an important lesson of not having to spend much money at all when it comes to sporting great fashion. Andie makes her own clothes in the movie, which not only showcases her unique fashion sense but shows her ability to take something from drab to fab. This technique isn’t just something of the past, but also prominent today as students find ways to rock the latest trends (or ones very similar for cheaper) without breaking their bank account.
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Great article Ana. Timeless fashion is great but adding ones own “extras” is fun!
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