There is something incredibly appealing about watching movies about the chaos and drama in the fashion world. The meticulously crafted and aestheticized world of glamor turning to chaos, hellish desires for fame and fortune, and fatal attempts at perfection. From the high-stakes heist Met Gala Eight of the ocean to all murderous dramas in mosaic print swim briefs from ryan murphy’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Now all of our sartorial vices are about to be fed with the release of Gucci House this week!
Yes, after weeks of reviewing the trailer and annoying everyone around us by crossing our chests and saying “father, son and house Gucci”, the epic fashion thriller starring Lady Gaga will be released in theaters around the world over the next few days before it. makes its way to the new Paramount + streaming service. With a wardrobe provided by Gucci’s own archives, there are sure to be some iconic fashion moments in the film about Patrizia Reggiani’s plot to assassinate her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, head of the namesake Italian fashion brand. from his family.
If the excitement for the film (which could ultimately win Gaga the Oscar for Best Actress) has unleashed your inner fashion demon, here are seven more fashion thrillers to sink your teeth into. From cannibalistic models to the actual Paris Hilton mansion heists, to Kristen Stewart as a psychic personal shopper and vampire wearing Saint Laurent in a threesome with David Bowie and Susan Sarandon.
The Neon Demon (2016)
Of Drive (2011) director Nicholas Winding Refn comes from psychological horror, The neon demon. It tells the story of Jesse, an aspiring LA model – played by Elle Fanning – who is quickly taking the fashion world by storm with her unique beauty and effortless sex appeal. Reliable! However, what makes her a star quickly makes her the center of the desires of men across town and the wrath of her fellow models, who are ready to steal her gifts by any bloody means necessary. The trippy movie fueled by the nightmare also features Christina Hendricks as a modeling agent, The hunger GamesJena Malone as queer makeup artist, models Abbey Lee and Bella Heathcote as sinister models, and good guy Keanu Reeves as creepy motel owner.
The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
In a role that Barbra Streisand rejected because he was too “kinky”, Oscar winner Faye Dunaway plays Laura Mars, a famous fashion photographer whose work is called upon to stylize violence against women. women. Soon, she begins to have visions of the actual murders of her friends and colleagues, seen from the killer’s point of view. After Laura learns that many of the town’s unsolved murders are linked to her own photograph, she teams up with a police lieutenant, played by Tommy Lee Jones, to uncover the identity of the mysterious killer who is wreaking havoc on her life. . Written by Halloween by filmmaker John Carpenter, many of the photos used in the film for Laura’s work were created by renowned photographer Helmut Newton.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Tom Ford’s second directorial feature film stars Amy Adams as Susan, an art gallery owner who receives a manuscript from her writer ex-husband, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, asking her to read and share his opinion on a novel dedicated to him. As Susan begins to read the story of a family’s vacation that turned deadly, she reflects on her past marriage, the tumultuous love story that started it all, and the dark secrets that ended it. Previewed at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and nominated for the coveted Golden Lion award, the all-star neo-noir psychological thriller based on the 1993 novel Tony and Suzanne, also includes Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen.
Not only the 1983 vampy erotic horror film Hunger star Catherine Deneuve in a full line of stunning Yves Saint Laurent outfits, he also inspired future fashions – becoming the main muse of Alexander McQueen’s bondage-filled and bloodthirsty SS96 show, and influencing the later gothic scenes of the ’90s and 00. It stars gay favorite Catherine as the horny immortal vampire Miriam, who promises hot humans – like John, played by David Bowie – eternal life without aging. However, after nearly two centuries together, John realizes that Miriam’s promise was only partly true and although he will live forever, he will not be forever young. After enlisting the help of anti-aging doctor Sarah Roberts (gay favorite Susan Sarandon), John and Sarah embrace Miriam’s alluring charm and a sexy bisexual love triangle ensues.
Personal Buyer (2016)
Before playing haunted Princess Diana in her potentially Oscar-winning new drama by Pablo Larraín Spencer, or stalked for gay ghosts, Kristen Stewart played Maureen, a personal shopper for an overly demanding model by day and a budding medium by night. Living in Paris, she hopes to strengthen her psychic capacities in order to communicate with her deceased twin brother. However, while on a work trip to London, she begins to receive text messages apparently from beyond the grave that plunge her into a supernatural murder mystery. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the critically acclaimed mystical thriller is sure to scare you.
The bling ring (2013)
Based on Vanity ShowThe notable true crime story article of “The Suspects Wore Louboutins,” this A24 film from the always stylish Sofia Coppola follows a group of LA teenage girls so obsessed with ’00s fashion icons – Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Miranda Kerr – they decide to break into their Beverly Hills homes and loot their closets. The fun and exciting satire stars Emma Watson as Nikki – who is based on reality TV star Alexis Neiers (who gave us that iconic phone call) – alongside Israel Broussard (Happy day of the dead), Claire Julian, Katie Chang and american horror story‘s Taissa Farmiga like the rest of her team of famous cupboard thieves. There are also a few fun cameos from IRL Bling Ring target Kirsten Dunst and Paris Hilton who donated her house to film the looting scenes.
The Cell (2000)
Cinematically located somewhere between Thesilenceofthelambs and Creation, this trippy 2000 sci-fi movie stars Jennifer Lopez as Dr. Catherine Deane, a psychologist hired to perform a new experimental neurological treatment to get into the comatose mind of a killer in series captured (played by Vince Vaughn) and discover the location of his latest victim. However, as she explores the dreamlike world of the serial killer’s mind, Catherine’s own understanding of reality begins to crumble. The film’s psychological fantasy worlds were inspired by actual artwork and music videos from En Vogue, Madonna, and Nine Inch Nails. Then there’s J-Lo’s iconic wardrobe of futuristic jumpsuits, sheer dresses, puffy white dresses, ornate headdresses, and Virgin Mary tailoring, all by Japanese costume designer Eiko Ishioka, known for making Winona Ryder’s scarlet dress in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and be the benchmark of Grace Jones. The cellThe style’s legacy continues to this day, with Tarsem Singh, the film’s director bringing his aesthetic to his subsequent works, including Lady Gaga’s 2020 music video, “911”.
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