5 Fashionable Films We’re Excited To See This Holiday Season
By: Taylor Davies

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One of my favorite parts of the holiday months is that it’s prime time for all the best movies of the year. You have a perfectly good excuse to spend weekend nights in comfy clothes, in the dark depths of a movie theater, losing yourself in fantasy lives and fictional characters. If you’re anything like me, the experience is only sweetened with really, really good costuming. This upcoming season is stacked up to have some really great films with equally rewarding sartorial detailing, from a Russian period drama to a Tarantino western. Here are 5 stylish films we can’t wait to see over the holidays:

Anna Karinina

There’s honestly not much not to love about Kiera Knightly in a period piece – she was made for this, don’t you think? While the film has gotten mixed reviews (much of it is set on a stage) we’re sure the gowns, jewels and hair will be worth the $14 ticket price all on their own.

Gangster Squad

1940s Los Angeles. Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone. Suits, guns and gowns. Need we say more?


Okay confession – we already saw this one. Take it from the IFB team, it was as sleek and stylish as you could ever hope for James Bond to be. Fast-paced, globe-trotting action in impeccably tailored suits is all you need to know. Oh, and Javier Bardem as the most amazing villain we’ve seen in years.


With an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlet Johannson as Janet Leigh, this film about the making of the cult classic horror film, Psycho – is sure to be as creepy as it is stylish.

Django Unchained

“With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.” Take that little snippit, picture Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCapprio and the old south and we’re totally on board. Just think of all the hats.

What movies are you excited to see this holiday season?


  1. Laura H says:

    I got to see Anna Karenina last September in London, and let me tell you… it was worth every penny. And not just for the fantastic work done by the costume and hair&makeup design teams. The performances, the cinematography… It was just such a beautiful and dramatic movie.

  2. Kristen says:

    I’m so excited to see Anna Karinina. Those dresses are amazing!

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    The Fashion Edition says:

    Skyfall was amazing – lost of stylish dresses in suits in that. I haven’t even heard of the others (except Anna Karinina)!!

    Honestly…I’m just looking forward to watching the Sixth Sense with my friends and eating gingerbread men…it might become a Christmas tradition!!


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    purplebananasandfudgeballs says:

    The villain in Skyfall was dressed to a ‘t’. I’ll have to study the fashion of Django Unchained after I’ve watched the movie for the first time, as I’ll probably be caught up in the storyline. I mean ROOTS had ‘old south’ fashion, too, but I never noticed until I watched a few times more as my heart was always entwined with those of the victims in the story. http://www.purplebananasandfudgeballs.blogspot.com

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    Lauren - Slowburn Fastburn says:

    I’m so excited to see all of these! I love this time of year for films!

    x lauren

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    Lada says:

    I am also looking forward to see Anna Karenina!
    Although it is somehow strange feeling as I think I will always compare film with the book. As a naitive Russian we had to read this classic peace in the school :-)

  7. Sophie says:

    I am soooo excited to see Baz Lurhmann’s adaption of The Great Gatsby and I read the book so that I would fully appreciate the film and I LOVE the ’20s (especially the fashions) so was gutted to find out it isn’t going to be released until May next year. However, I’m sure it will be a sartorial masterpiece so hopefully it will be well worth waiting for :) I REALLY want to see Gangster Squad x

  8. Kathleen Lisson says:

    I AM thinking of all the hats – in each one of these movies. I am a diehard fan of classic style, so these movies will be great encouragement to step out in my pearls and hats.


  9. Kathleen Lisson says:

    PS – Tolstoy’s character is Anna Karenina, not Karinina.


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    Ashley Robison says:

    Hitchcock was amazing. I caught a sneak preview the other day. Gorgeous!

    I definitely have to agree with The Great Gatsby! How can y’all crazy girls leave that off the list?

    I haven’t heard of Gangster Squad, but anything with Emma Stone & Ry Gos is going to be another wet dream. I loved them in Crazy Stupid Love!

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    taylordavies says:

    Hey guys – We didn’t include The Great Gatsby because unfortunately it was announced this summer it’s been pushed back to a May 2013 premiere, so we wont be seeing it over the holidays. Bummer!


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    Petya says:

    I think Gangster Squad is the second movie that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are playing together. I love the both and I can’t wait to see this movie!


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    Rhythm and Ruffle says:

    Yesss! I really want to see Hitchcock, I think Scarlett is going to really hit the nail on the head in her role. Oh and how can you resist Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad? Can’t wait!!

    http://rhythmandruffle.com <3

  15. Josephine says:

    I cant believe you forgot the great gatsby!

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