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Updated: May 12, 2020

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Forbidden to renounce a good movie!


While waiting for the reopening of our beloved cinemas, we can let ourselves be inspired by the beauty of the cinematography of the past and present, updating our personal movie list on fashion and lifestyle.

Let pop-corns pop in the microwave, it's time to press play!


We picked up for you 10 of our favorite masterpieces of cinema. Fil rouge? The magnificent costumes and the particular atmosphere, of course!


So, lights off, take a seat and enjoy.


BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Year: 1961

Who has ever dreamed of getting out of a taxi in a gorgeous Givenchy black dress, with Moon River in the background, just to stare at Tiffany's window while sipping a coffee? Probably everyone who's watched Breakfast at Tiffany's at least once. Audrey Hepburn is able to play the extrovert Holly Golightly in a superb way, both in her look and her attitudes, turning her into a timeless style icon.

If you've missed it, it's time to catch up on this cinematographic gem, if you love it, well it's the right time for a rewatch!



BLOW UP

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Year: 1966

The wild life of a fashion photographer is suddenly turned upside down by a thriller.  Everything starts from a photograph, or rather from its blow-up, and the desire to solve a mystery (but we won't tell you nothing about it!).

A masterpiece by Michelangelo Antonioni, but also a magnificent photograph by Carlo di Palma, shows the Swinging London of the 60s.

Get ready to live this adventure... from the comfort of your sofa!



THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Year: 1999

If you could turn into someone else and live their life, how far would you go to achieve that? Tom Ripley shows us this, thanks to his "talents" that will help him steal Dickie Greenleaf's glamorous life, made of boats, money and surrounded by the breathtaking Italian atmosphere of the 50s.

More than a thriller story, you guys are gonna realize that.

And then, well... Did you see what a spectacular cast?? Definitely worth it!



FACTORY GIRLS

Directed by: George Hickenlooper

Year: 2006

If you're a fan of the '60s and pop culture, this is the movie for you. It retraces the life of actress and model Edie Sedgwick, from her encounter with Andy Warhol, who brought her to fame by including her in his Factory, to the decline and death of the actress.

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll to the nth power, with a bit of love story and a good dose of aesthetics.

How does a fashion icon emerge?



COCO BEFORE CHANEL

Directed by: Anne Fontaine

Year: 2009

Who was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel before she became the famous Coco?

You can find it out in the biographical film Coco Before Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou. A film that recounts her work at the bar when she was young, her love story with Arthur Capel and her liaison with the charismatic Baron Étienne Balsan, thanks to which she managed to make her way as a designer within French high society.

Ça va sans dire, you could learn a lot from the great Coco Chanel!



THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

Directed by: R. J. Cutler

Year: 2009

Ever wonder about what it's like to be the biggest editor of all the times and what it's like to work for the most famous fashion editorial, “Vogue US”?

Here are all your answers: “The September issue” is a documentary about the editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff, dealing with the September Issue. Why is it so important? First of all because it is the month where the “fashion year” begins, where you can decide what’s in or out, and then because it’s the issue with the higher number of pages ( ⅔ of the issue is advertising). 

Ready to know all the secrets of the fashion system? Don’t forget your pen, a notebook and your favorite sunglasses!



ANNA KARENINA

Directed by: Joe Wright

Year: 2012

Joe Wright's Anna Karenina may at first glance look like another film adaptation of Tolstoj's novel, but to a deeper eye, it's much more than that. No, I'm not talking about the sumptuous outfits or the exceptional cast, but about the direction, which combines cinema and theatre and wants to show the changes of scene through Wright's typical long takes, creating dreamy, almost magical atmospheres!



THE GREAT GATSBY

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Year: 2013

No one knows for sure who Mr Gatsby is but everyone keeps talking about him. So why don’t know him a little better? You need just two things: a fabulous Roaring twenties dress and be a party animal! This drama, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, won two Academy Awards as Best Production Design and Best Costume Design thanks to the incredible atmospheres and extravagant dresses.

Parties, mystery, homicides, adultery, love… Things are about to get messy!



THE DANISH GIRL

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Year: 2015

This is the true story of Lili Elbe, born as Einar Mogens Andreas Wegener, in other words the first transgender person that we know about in history. The film takes place in the first years of the 20th century, where Einar and his wife (Gerda) are painters and artists. As a game between them, Einar wears women's clothes, discovering that he always felt as a woman inside. At this point everything changes, but his wife always standed by him, never letting him down. 

The costumes have a huge role in this film: on one hand they reflect the fashion revolution of the time, on the other hand they represent Elbe's path to personal liberation.

Get your tissues, because you will cry like a river!



THE NEON DEMON

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Year: 2016

Beauty is everything? 

The Neon Demon is a psychological horror about beauty, narcissism and envy set in the fashion industry.

The aspiration becomes obsession and flows into the blood, creating a horror that has been much criticized, but also much appreciated.

Photography is hypnotic and Cliff Martinez's music has earned the Cannes Soundtrack Award.

You won't be able to take your eyes off the screen!



Here is our selection of must-watch home movies, to travel into the beauty and live the magnificent experience of life, comfortably seated on your sofa.

Let us know which one you like the most!

Sparkles, camera, action!


Vietato rinunciare ad un buon film!


In attesa della riapertura dei nostri amati cinema, possiamo lasciarci ispirare dalla bellezza della cinematografia del passato e del presente, aggiornando la nostra personale movie list su moda e lifestyle. Lasciamo scoppiettare i pop-corn nel microonde, è l'ora di premere play!


Abbiamo raccolto per voi 10 dei nostri capolavori del cinema preferiti. Fil rouge? I magnifici costumi e la peculiare atmosfera, naturalmente!


Quindi, luci spente, prendete posto e buona visione.


BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Anno: 1961

Quanti hanno sognato di scendere da un taxi indossando uno splendido vestito nero di Givenchy, con Moon River in sottofondo, solo per ammirare la vetrina di Tiffany sorseggiando un buon caffè? Probabilmente tutti quelli che hanno guardato Colazione da Tiffany almeno una volta. Audrey Hepburn è in grado di interpretare l'estroversa Holly Golightly in modo superbo, sia nel suo look che nei suoi portamenti, trasformandola in un'icona di stile senza tempo.

Se ve la siete persa, è il momento di recuperare questo gioiello cinematografico, se lo amate, beh, è il momento giusto per un rewatch!


BLOW UP

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Anno: 1966

La vita frenetica di un fashion photographer viene improvvisamente stravolta da un giallo. Tutto parte da una fotografia, o meglio dal suo ingrandimento, e dalla voglia di risolvere un mistero (ma non vi diremo nulla al riguardo!).

Un capolavoro di Michelangelo Antonioni, ma anche una magnifica fotografia di Carlo di Palma, mostrano la Swinging London degli anni Sessanta.

Preparatevi a vivere quest'avventura... comodamente seduti sul vostro divano!


THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Directed by: Anthony Minghella