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Get ready to dive into the captivating world of fashion addicts, megalomaniac designers, and the catfight behind the catwalk before revisiting “The Devil Wears Prada.” Explore the abyss of this hilarious realm with these must-watch films:
Iris Apfel, a non-fashion designer and a style icon, achieved a remarkable feat by being the first living person to have an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even at 98 years old, she continues to inspire and thrive. Iris dedicated her entire life to becoming famous for her unique style, and her ambition paid off. From having her own cosmetics business to a documentary about her life, including an Iris Apfel Barbie Doll, she has left an indelible mark. Discover her extraordinary journey in the uplifting and inspiring documentary fittingly titled “Iris,” which proves that style knows no age but resides in one’s attitude. Witness the art of aging as beautifully expressed by Iris Apfel, as described by John Demsey, President of the Estée Lauder Company. Experience “Iris” now available for Video-on-Demand on iTunes.
Delve into the life of fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock in “Phantom Thread,” where he finds his muse in a young waitress. The dream of a muse turned lover becomes complicated due to Woodcock’s obsessive and controlling personality, making it difficult to overcome obstacles. Woodcock refuses to tolerate even the slightest deviations from his meticulously crafted daily routines, honed over decades. Even a romantic dinner can ignite a fight, but his muse fights back using unconventional weapons. The breathtaking haute couture world of 1950s London sets the stage in “Phantom Thread,” showcasing a mesmerizingly unique and captivating atmosphere. Director Paul Thomas Anderson was determined that this film should not resemble “The Crown.” While “The Crown” is undeniably stunning, its polished appearance is deceptive; the 50s were not all pristine and crystal clear. Hence, every frame in “Phantom Thread” is imbued with a hazy quality, creating an absolutely enthralling visual experience. As you immerse yourself in this masterpiece, ponder whether true art can only be birthed by extraordinary individuals and whether we must endure their idiosyncrasies, neuroses, and ostentation. Watch “Phantom Thread” now available for Video-on-Demand on Amazon, Sky, Google Play, and iTunes.
Prepare to be captivated by Kristen Stewart’s enthralling performance in “Personal Shopper,” shattering any preconceived notions that she cannot act. Kristen Stewart establishes herself as a serious actress after her breakout role in “Twilight.” “Personal Shopper” is an unconventional, unsettling blend of character study and ghost story. Stewart portrays the haunted assistant of a renowned fashion designer and supermodel, hiding her ability to communicate with the dead. What may initially seem like a trashy plotline unfolds into a bizarrely beautiful narrative, subtly commenting on the occasional superficiality of the fashion industry. The film progressively unsettles and refuses to conform to genre conventions, delving into a complex tale of grief, guilt, and forgiveness. Or perhaps, it is merely a dream within a dream within a dream. Experience “Personal Shopper” now available for Video-on-Demand on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.
The fashion industry often takes itself too seriously, but it’s time to poke fun at it. Enter “Prêt-à-Porter,” a satirical gem boasting an all-star cast and razor-sharp dialogues. Featuring icons like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paolo Bulgari, Sonia Rykiel, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and even Björk portraying themselves, this convoluted plot unfolds during the chaos of Paris Fashion Week. When the Fashion Council head meets an unfortunate end, choking on a sandwich, almost everyone becomes a suspect with a motive to kill. Although the film may have initially bombed in 1994, now is the perfect time to rediscover it. The lens of nostalgia enhances the peculiar mix of satire and slapstick, providing a satisfyingly cringeworthy experience. Enjoy “Prêt-à-Porter” now available for Video-on-Demand on Amazon, Google Play, and Maxdome, and it is also part of the Joyn PLUS+-flatrate.
Step back into 1957 with the delightful and colorful musical extravaganza, “Funny Face.” Experience a hilarious journey that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Maggie Prescott, a fashion magazine publisher, embarks on a quest to discover the next big fashion trend. And what better color to epitomize both intellect and beauty than pink? While it may sound cheesy, with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in the lead roles, you’ll quickly understand why films like “Funny Face” have had such a profound impact on modern-day musicals like “La La Land.” Join the fun with “Funny Face” now available for Video-on-Demand on Amazon, Microsoft, and Sony.