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Gia (1998)

Some say that this was the flick which cemented Angelina Jolie’s presence in the film industry. The biographical film follows the rise to fame and downward spiral with drug addiction of American supermodel Gia Carangi, played by Jolie. Her spot-on portrayal of Carangi’s devil-may-care attitude earned her the 1999 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television. It’s been over 20 years since its release, but the biopic’s revelation of the fashion world’s dark underbelly remains relevant today. 

 

Very Ralph (2019)

Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, the first documentary portrait of fashion icon and designer Ralph Lauren gives us an intimate peek into his childhood, five-decade-long marriage, and vivid archives of the brand. If there was anything more enrapturing than watching how the quintessential American brand unfolded itself into its sixth decade of operations today, it would have to be the revealing interviews with Lauren’s notable friends, such as Anna Wintour, Jason Wu, Calvin Kelin, and even Kanye West. 

 

Sex and the City (1998-2004)

What says holidays more than kicking back with a bowl of chips and a binge-watch session of classic chick flicks from the noughties? And there’s nothing that really captures the zeitgeist of the time like Carrie Bradshaw’s dirty blonde hair, inspirational quotes, and impeccable outfits (we’re all thinking of that tutu). It’s been 15 years since its final episode, but we can’t get over it. We don’t want to either. The ladies of Sex and the City are and will always be undisputable style icons in fashion history.

In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012)

Exactly as its title suggests, this documentary dives into the brains of fashion editors of Vogue — the ones responsible for some of the world’s most influential fashion images. The film features baring interviews with current editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, fashion editors such as Grace Coddington, Phyllis Posnick and Babs Simpson, Vogue subjects Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, and fashion designers Alber Elbaz, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang (who was also a former Vogue fashion editor). “It’s not just about fashion, it’s about culture, it’s about Hollywood.” says Jade Hobson, former creative director at Vogue. 

 

Project Runway, Season 18 (2019)

Loyalty becomes a little difficult when a TV series runs into its eighteenth season. But having been back for a year now in the hands of its original producer Bravo, the show is making some refreshing changes to the series, which was beginning to see some tired days. It is bringing back the “Tim Gunn Save”, a feature that allowed Tim Gunn to save one eliminated designer and bring them back into the competition. But with Gunn being replaced by Christian Siriano, the feature will be renamed “Siriano Save”. Long-time fans, are you back on board?

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