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Style editor Nancy Serle rounds up a list of fantastic fashion films and documentaries perfect for a hungover Sunday.

Gia (1998)

Earning a whopping 92% on rotten tomatoes, Gia is a biographical film about the life and tragic death of supermodel Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) as she struggles with drug addiction the the consequences of stardom in the modelling industry; not a film for those who fancy a light watching.

Zoolander (2001)

Whether you love Ben Stiller or hate him, you have got to admit Zoolander is pretty hilarious. Get your 'blue steel' game faces on and watch Hansel (Owen Wilson) and Zoolander battle it out for the hottest male model of the year. Watch the sequel if you dare, although I probably wouldn't recommend it.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

I'm sure many of you won't believe this film is 12 years old, I know I don't. Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in this feel-good film that explores the fast paced, glamorous (or unglamarous) life of the fashion magazine industry.

Fashion (2008)

Praised by critics as one of 'the best women-centric films in Bollywood', the film follows Meghna Mathur (played by the stunning Priyanka Chopra), as she rises to fame from small-town girl to fashion superstar.

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

As the title states, Coco Before Chanel focuses on the early life of the iconic designer; her youth, her relationships, and her revolutionary fashion's feminine ideals. The film is French, so if you speak the language of love, or don't mind reading subtitles, it is a great one to watch.

In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012)

In celebration of Vogue's 120th birthday, this documentary, that first aired in 2012, follows Vogue's evolution through the ages; from an illustrative magazine to arguably the most successful fashion magazine ever printed.

Dior and I (2014)

Dior and I intimately follows the creation of Raf Simon's debut haute couture collection for Dior, in which he had only eight weeks to complete. A great watch if you have a genuine interest in the fashion industry and its inner workings.

Fresh Dressed (2015)

Featuring interviews with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and André Leon Talley, the documentary that can be streamed on Netflix, depicts the relationship between fashion and hip hop, the street and high fashion catwalks.

Neon Demon (2016)

Unlike any other film on the list, it's weird, it's almost mundane in its leisurely pace but the visuals are fantastic. Vivid colours, neon lights and fabulous fashions; if you liked Black Swan, you will love this thrilling portrayal of the dark and jealous side of the modelling world.

Queer Eye (2018)

Recently new to Netflix, Queer Eye features five fabulously gay men who sort out the lives of straight single men: from home decor, to diet, to confidence, to style. This show is all about male empowerment, introducing guys to the power of self-worth and showing you can boost your self-esteem by making a few simple changes to your life.

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018)

Following on from The People vs OJ Simpson, the new American Crime Story aired its first episode on February 28th. The nine part series (Wednesdays BBC2) dramatises the shocking murder of Gianni Versace and the psychology of his killer Andrew Cunanan.

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Grab some popcorn, get culturally stylish, and let us know what you think of these fashion films!

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