05 January 2009

2009's most fashionable films

Last year was a stellar year for fashion meeting film (Sex and the City, need we say more...). But checking out what's on offer for 2009 it looks like we might be in for even more fashionable treats on the big screen. Here's the low-down of the five things to look out for.

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This is the year to take inspiration from the remarkable Coco Chanel - a woman who demanded that all women should be ‘two things: classy and fabulous.' The main event is Coco Avant Chanel, a film about the designers early life starring the lovely Audrey Tautou and featuring costumes hand-picked by Karl Lagerfeld. We're also intrigued by a second film, Coco & Igor, a dramatisation of the designer's rumoured love affair with Stravinsky (both out Spring, TBC).

Our favourite film of the year so far has to be Revolutionary Road, which reunites Titanic lovers Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a thought-provoking tale of suburban anguish. We can't get enough of Kate's 1950s wardrobe - she's sublime in high necked-dresses and curve-hugging pencil skirts (out 30 January).

Next month brings the ultimate girlie shopping movie - Confessions of a Shopaholic, SATC costume supremo Patricia Field dresses Isla Fisher in a rainbow of colours that will brighten the darkest January mood (out 20 February).

Who could forget the gorgeous The Young Victoria - a sumptuous, romantic tale of the love affair between Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend). It's is a sea of gorgeous colours and fabrics, topped by dazzling crowns and jewellery by Swarovski (out 30 March). A must see.

And if you can't wait that long, this Friday sees the release of Bride Wars, in which Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway offer a lesson in smart chic - the smart boots and handbags are to die for - before topping it all off in a pair of stunning wedding dresses (out 9 January).

- Hannah Marriott


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