8 times the fashion in a film stole the show

We celebrate the movies with fashion to die for
Part of the reason we love watching movies is for the costumes. Fashion is the real star of so many films we adore – what would James Bond be without his tux, after all? So, we’ve compiled a list of the eight times fashion took a great film and made it even better.

The Devil Wears Prada

The fashion in The Devil Wears Prada is just as iconic as Meryl Streep. Apart from the fact that it’s literally a film about how important good fashion is, and how it elevates people who use it cleverly, the film is full of stunning looks. 

A Simple Favour

Putting someone like Blake in a film about murder is a sure-fire way to inject it with style. Anna Kendrick plays Stephanie, a mummy vlogger whose best friend, Emily (Blake Lively) goes missing. The fashion in A Simple Favour has to be seen to believed.

The Hunger Games

When Katniss gets sent to the capital, one of the ways she’s painted as a champion in the eys of the public is an unbelievably extravagant makeover, finishing with the reveal of an insane dress designed by Cinna (Lenny Kravitz). Talk about a reveal!

The Royal Tenenbaums

Wes Anderson’s unforgettably funny, witty and weird look at a seriously dysfunctional family broke the mould when it came out. Not only that, but it predicted hipster fashion by a decade, leaning heavily on stylish retro looks and vintage fabrics to turn the movie into something like a runway for left-of-centre looks!

Sex and the City

Carrie might have kicked off the Sex and the City movie by being left at the altar by Big, but she looked like a dream regardless! Sex and the City has always been a showcase for cutting edge fashion, but the movie took things up to eleven, putting Carrie and the girls into some truly unforgettable outfits.

Moulin Rouge

Baz is an extravagant filmmaker with a keen eye for style, so it makes sense that Moulin Rogue would be filled to bursting with insane looks from the Paris of yesteryear. And sure, Nic and Ewan cleaned up beautifully, but it was the army of dancers and clientele at the Moulin Rouge whose threads stole the show.


If you haven’t seen Barbarella before, it’s a trippy 60s sci-fi with Jane Fonda… look, she undresses a lot in the movie, but the outfits she peels off are among the best avant garde looks from the era. Do yourself a favour and give it a watch.


Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is a fashion snob. She starts the movie by swiping through her clothes choices for the day, and it soon becomes apparent that she regards clothes as the most important thing in the world – her makeover of Tai (Brittany Murphy) is kind of the A-plot of the entire flick. 

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