For most of us, the Christmas holidays are a way to catch up on some serious slob time. The sofa quickly becomes your best friend, and hours often become lost during a back-to-back TV marathon. But it doesn’t all have to be festive cheer and Christmas movies galore. That’s right, these sacred days can also be packed with eye-wateringly beautiful documentaries, or hilariously funny movie classics without you being called the anti-christmas Grinch.
After much research and debate amidst the InStyle team, (yup, we’ve pulled out all the stops here), we've created a hotlist of the ultimate top 10 fashion movies worth watching this Christmas. From a few ole’ classics and firmly loved favorites, to some you might be yet to see, get ready to feast your eyes on the ultimate fashion films.
1. Dior & I
For the ultimate indulgent afternoon take an exclusive look inside the world of Dior with this absolutely breathtaking documentary. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simmons first haute couture collection along with glimpses of the brands iconic past, this stunning 2014 documentary is one for real fashion devotees
2. The Devil Wears Prada
Yes it’s a classic. Yes we’ve all seen it, but seriously, with such great one-lines as “Is there some reason my coffee isn’t here? Has she died, or something”, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking” and “Do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?” it’s hard not to fall in love with fashion’s favorite film all over again.
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3. The September Issue
From the inside workings of one magazine to another, the real life version of Devil Wears Prada is just as interesting. Taking viewers behind the secret doors of American Vogue, an proving an enormous amount of information on it’s elusive Editor In Chief Anna Wintour, get ready to immerse yourself in the inner workings of the worlds most famous magazine during the creation of it’s biggest ever issue.
4. Funny Face
No holiday would be complete without an old-school movie or two, and for us Funny Face takes the biscuit. Staring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, this classic movie depicts the discovery of a new fashion model discovered in a bookstore. Expect a rags-to-riches tale packed with picturesque views of Paris, glorious gowns and romantic scenery
5. Bill Cunningham New York
If you’re looking for an afternoon filled with colour, excitement and wonder then call off the search. Following the life of the extraordinarily cheerful 80-year-old veteran New York fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, this street-style focused fashion film chronicles a man who is obsessively interested documenting the way people dress.
6. Coco Before Chanel
Ever wondered what life was like for Gabrielle Chanel before she found her calling? Then this is the movie for you. Staring Audrey Tatou this picturesque movie portrays the life of a young seamstress’s from obscure beginnings of an orphanage to the heights of the fashion world.
She may be well into her ninties, but that hasn’t stopped the ever-eccentric Iris from slowing down. Sitting front row during fashion week in some of the most bonkers outfits we’ve seen since Anna Dello Russo, this lovable documentary will have you falling head over heels in love with the quick-witted creative style maven.
8. Annie Hall
For those of you in love with the 70’s revival happening in fashion land then Annie Hall is the movie for you. Staring Diane Keeton and Woody Allen, expect a classic romantic comedy packed with enviable androgynous inspired outfits. From baggy trousers, fedora hats and co-ordinating trouser-suits, we have no doubt this wardrobe will have you itching to try a few styling tricks for the new season.
9. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Don’t be fooled by the title. This awesome 80s movie depicts the tale of a teenage Christina Applegate forced to find a job in fashion to make ends meet after the elderly babysitter hired to take care of her and her siblings accidentally exits stage right. From power suits to shoulder pads and big, big hair, it’s well worth a watch.
Bestowing possible the best ‘90s outfit inspiration, not to mention the automated closet of our dreams, nothing comes close to a fun fashion film like Clueless. From the tartan miniskirts to above-the-knee socks, these shopping-savvy teens provide the ultimate style solutions if the festive period has you feeling ‘ensembly challenged’. We know, we know, AS IF!