New York Fashion in Film: Our Favorite, Fashionable Movies/TV Shows

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September approaching means two things for the fashion industry, our tablets and mailboxes will be filled the mega-sized September issues of our favorites glossies and that New York Fashion Week is right around the corner.   The September issues of Vogue (this year weighing a whopping 4.5 pounds), Elle, W, etc are our favorites and creme de la creme as we see what trends are on point for not just clothing but also accessories and beauty along with beautiful editorial spreads done by the likes of famed photographers like Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier.

New York Fashion Week is wear those trends are seen and set as designers send their labors of love for the next season down the runway to be judged by the world.  New York Fashion Week is the “IT” event for the fashion world and still run on an invite only concept, but thanks to the social media and online magazines we get to share our experiences with you.

To gear up for all the trends, drama, and a week of running around New York City, here is our playlist of both fiction and nonfiction movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for September Fashion.

The Devil Wears Prada’ – Based off the best selling novel, this movie starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt gives you an inside look at the drama and politics of working at of the top fashion magazines “Runway”.

‘The September Issue’ – We like to call this the REAL LIFE ‘Devil Wears Prada’.  Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour allowed R.J. Cutler and his crew to lift the veil and show us exactly what goes on inside the Vogue offices at 4 Times Square in New York and just exactly how the famed September Issue is made.  The film features interviews with Anna herself, Grace Coddington, and Tonne Goodman.

‘The Tents’ – This new documentary was filmed during February 2010 New York Fashion Week, which was the last time New York Fashion Week would be held at Bryant Park.   ‘The Tents’ tells the story about how the then “Seven on on Sixth” New York Fashion Week came to be and how the move the its new home in Lincoln Center happened.  The film features interviews with former CFDA President Stan Herman, former SVP of IMG Fashion Fern Mallis, and designers Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen, and more.

‘Gossip Girl’ – While ‘Gossip Girl’ might not be a BTS of the tents or a magazine, there is fashion to be had as this show (the sixth and final season starts in October on The CW) follows 5 Upper East Socialites to parties, the Hamptons, and more.  ‘Gossip Girl’ has built up a reputation for showing trends and designs from the latest designers, and even has staged a few fashion shows on the show, including a moment in season 3 that was held as New York Fashion Week and featured Tim Gunn.

Project Runway’ – Host and model Heidi Klum and judges Michael Kors (designer), Nina Garcia (Fashion Director, Marie Claire) and Tim Gunn (CCO, Liz Claiborne) give weekly challenges to 13 up and coming designers.  The final 3 designers will show a collection a New York Fashion Week and the winner will be a cash prize to help start their own fashion label.  Notable winners include Christian Siriano, and Irina Shabayeva along with runner-up Mondo Guerra ‘Project Runway’ is currently in its 10th season airing Thursday nights on Lifetime.

‘The Rachel Zoe Project’ – This Bravo reality show follows stylist Rachel Zoe as she styles looks for magazines, commercials, celebrity red carpet looks.  The show was always shot during January-March as Rachel and her team would attend not just New York Fashion Week but also London, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks as well.

We suggest spending this next week snuggling up on your couch and watching all our favorite films and shows as September is right around the corner and while showing up to party fashionably late is acceptable, wearing last season’s trends is not.

Want front row access to all the hottest trends and shows during New York Fashion Week?  Then be sure to follow us on twitter @entertainista and bookmark our Fashion Week page for all the latest from the Tents at Lincoln Center.

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