Fashion Shows in Film

Every once in a while I will be watching an old film and right in the middle of the film there is this awkwardly placed fashion show. I believe they were intended to showcase the costume designer’s work who created the clothing for the actors in the film. I love this idea. And who doesn’t love a good fashion show. Here is a list of movies that feature fashion shows. This list was compiled by my cousin, Kris DeForest, who knows about film. Enjoy and please let us know if we have left a movie off the list.

fashion shows in filmMovies Featuring Fashion Shows

Singing in the Rain (1952)
It’s a Great Life (1929)
Fashions of 1934 (1934) – Bette Davis
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
The Women (1939)
Sweethearts (1938)
Back Street (1961)
Designing Woman (1957)
A New Kind of Love (1963) – Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
Funny Face (1957) – Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire
Easter Parade (1948)
Vogues of 1938 (1937)
Lucy Gallant (1955)
Cover Girl (1944) – more like a magazine cover sequence
Roberta (1935)
Lovely to Look At (1952) – a remake of Roberta
Who are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)
Fellini’s Roma (1972)
Mahogany (1975)
Liquid Sky (1982)
True Stories (1986)
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Slaves of New York (1989)
Paris is Burning (1990) – drag fashion show
Pret a Porter (Ready to Wear) (1994)
Zoolander (2001)
Kinky Boots (2005)
Bruno (2009)
and possibly Made in Paris (1965)
also reportedly, one in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)
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Becky Prater has been creating clothing since she was 8. She creates yoga clothing and lifestyle clothing for women and men using organic cotton and other sustainable fabrics. Beckons Yoga Clothing is made in the USA, in fact, right in Denver, Colorado. Becky also teaches the business of fashion at The Art Institute of Colorado.

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