Fashion Films on Netflix: A Fashion Blogger’s Guide 2017

Here at IFB We Love A Good Fashion Film on Netflix! How About You?

As the season turns from fall into winter – and as the days get shorter – there is nothing we love more at IFB than curling up with a good fashion flick. Especially after a long day at work or a hectic afternoon of Christmas shopping. Because let's face it, this time of year can be stressful! And there's no better way to wind down than with a good movie and mug of hot chocolate.

Fun Fact: Even our founder, Jennine Jacob, enjoys a good fashion film (and we have a list of her recommendations here on IFB!)

Fashion Films on Netflix

IFB has rounded up the top 30 fashion films on (American) Netflix for 2017. This post is dedicated to all those fashionistas out there who enjoy #netflixandchilling instead of partying it up, when it gets cold outside. So put the kettle on, make some popcorn and get ready to snuggle down with any of these superbly-stylish fashion films on Netflix.

30 Fashion Films on Netflix: A Blogger's Guide to Fashion Films

Stylish Documentaries 

  • Fresh Dressed: “Alright, stop what you’re doing cause I’m about to ruin the image and the style that you’re used to” -Digital Underground. A complete look at fashion and life through hip-hop and urban living. 
  • The True Cost: A good look at what we must consider when buying clothes. 
  • Art & Copy: Meet the creative minds behind some of the best advertising campaigns.
  • Dior and I: Get a feel for the pressure just before a fashion show.
  • Iris: The Story of Iris Apfel
  • Inside British Vogue: A mini-series on the hundredth birthday of British Vogue.
  • Jeremy Scott, The People's Designer: A vivid illustration of exactly how far designer Jeremy Scott, who now makes his home in Beverly Hills, has come.
  • The First Monday in May: The Met Ball is that rare event that manages to bring together the most illustrious figures in fashion, film, art, and music, on the first Monday in May. Definitely worth a watch if you love show-stopping outfits.
  • Franca, Chaos and Creation: If you love Vogue Italia, you need to give this one a watch. Franca Sozzani is followed and interviewed by her son, in this documentary.
  • In Louboutin's Shoes: Ever wondered what goes on in Christian Louboutin's world? This film gives you a sneak peak into it.
  • Blue Gold: American Jeans: A tour de force around the world with jeans hunter, Eric Schrader.

Fashionista Films

  • Yves Saint Laurent: This young designer’s career beginnings come to life.
  • How to Steal a Million: 1960’s and Audrey Hepburn. I’ve said enough.
  • Heathers: Before Mean Girls, there was Heathers.
  • Amelie: Just delightful. Perfect for a dreary day.
  • The Craft: Goth-glam at it's best – with a healthy dash of 90's mixed in.

Television and Netflix Series With Impeccable Style 

  • Mad Men: Seen it already? Watch it again.  The wardrobe and storyline never get old.
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Ok, so the storyline isn’t as good as some (see above), but the wardrobe is spot on. 
  • The Time in Between: Follow a young dressmaker as her life evolves in pre World War II Spain. There’s also a book! 
  • Atelier: A dramatized look inside Japan’s lingerie industry.
  • Girlboss: Inspired by Sophia Amoruso's best-selling book, this series follows the rise of Amoruso's multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.
  • The Crown: A series every period drama fan needs to watch – especially if you're a fan of Queen Liz's style throughout the decades!

Stylish Oscar’s Winners of Years Past

  • The Great Gatsby: {1974 Winner, Best Costume} I never tire of 1920’s opulence.
  • Anna Karenina: {2012 Winner, Best Costume} My breath was taken away by this movie recently. The costumes and art direction are remarkable.
  • Chicago: {2003 Winner, Best Costume} Give 'em the old Razzle-Dazzle!
  • Pulp Fiction: {1995 Winner, Best Original Screenplay} Because who could ever forget Uma Thurman's iconic style in this Tarantino film?
  • Atonement: {2008 Winner, Best Original Music Score} Gorgeous costumes and nail-biting plot line! What more could a fashion fan ask for?

Honourable Mentions That Aren't Available on Netflix…

These aren’t available to stream just now, but they are too good not to mention now. Many can be “rented” at $7.99 per month on Netflix.

  • The September Issue: Fashion world antics as Vogue prepares for their most coveted Autumn issue. 
  • Desperately Seeking Susan: The personal style of Madonna's character in this is unforgettable. 
  • Marie Antoinette: Sofia Coppola directs this visual stunner and the movie picks up the Oscar win for best costume design in 2006. 
  • The House of Eliott: In 1992 it was the BAFTA TV award winner for best costume design.  Need I say more? 
  • Grey Gardens: Best Quote is, “…and you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape. So I think this is the best costume for today.”
  • Diana Vreeland, The Eye Has To Travel: Documentary about the life and career of Diana Vreeland, a fashion legacy famous for her time at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

Which one is your favourite? Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below!

Editor's note: This post was updated on Nov. 27, 2017 by Laura Kell. As of this date all of the films and series listed above (unless otherwise mentioned) are available on American Netflix. Some films and series may not be available on Netflix worldwide. 

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5 Responses

  1. thewhimsicalpeony

    Had a blast being stuck inside today in the snow with your Netflix list. Some are a re-watch but some I would not have thought of. ❤️

  2. Luisa

    I love fashion films and documentaries! There are many on this list that I’ve yet to watch so will be checking those out over the weekend! 🙂 Great post – thanks!

  3. Nicole

    Hi! Wow, I’m definitely referring to this list when I’m in the mood to watch a fashion related movie on Netflix. Such a super helpful guide! Thanks so much!