Fast Five Film is our monthly quick pick around any topic that catches our eye.
David’s Fashion Fast Five Films
2. Rear Window (1954) – Submerged in this thrilling masterpiece is a fashion show for Edith Head, the catwalk for Grace Kelly, and a fashion editorial for Hitchcock. Every outfit that Kelly wears is a 1950s fashion standout; but Kelly is not the only one dressed to impress, there’s Miss Lonely Hearts prowling in her stunning green dress. Edith Head, Grace Kelly, and Hitchcock! Need I say more?
3. The September Issue (2009) – The 2009 documentary about putting together the ever important and ever colossal September issue of Vogue centers on the magazine’s legendary editor Anna Wintour, but the heart and soul of this film is Grace Coddington, Vogue’s creative director. Grace is our empathetic guide into Wintour’s world.
|Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour|
4. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) – Anna’s back, well, sort of, in the form of Miranda Priestly, brilliantly played by Meryl Streep. This Devil is all about the fashion industry and a magazine that decides for women what they will wear (sound familiar?). For anyone who thinks they’re above fashion, Miranda has one word for them, “cerulean.”
Myrna’s Fashion Fast Five Films
2. L’Amour Fou (2010) – As grand, as it is intimate, this is a film about Yves Saint Laurent’s life as seen through the eyes of his creative and romantic partner of many years.
3. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009) – There is no doubt that this little orange monarch is a master at his craft; he gives new meaning to The Emperor’s New Clothes.
4. Ciao! Manhattan (1972) – Can you really have any list about fashion and not include Edie Sedgwick? I don’t think so. Ciao! is a sweet, unstructured poem to all that was right (and wrong) with the Warhol Factory and fashion itself.