Fashion industry has always been in the news for its glitz and glamor. However, the general public is often clueless about the kind of immense pressures that designers live under and the type of gruelling hard work that goes into each one of their creations. In fact, fashion industry has so much offer other than all that glitz and glamour. 

Over a period of time, it has extended its reach to many other areas of life, far beyond the clothing lines. One of those areas is cinema. There are a whole lot of movies and TV shows that have been created around fashion. In fact, a good number of such movies/TV shows can be accessed at the Amazon Prime Videos’ US service. If you stay outside of the US, you can still access these fashion films using a good Amazon Prime VPN service.
Let’s now take you through the 3 of the best fashion-based movies that every fashionista worth his/her salt must watch!
Dior & I (2014)
It’s a movie that appeals particularly well to all the budding designers. It tells you about the first season of well-known designer Raf Simons, at Christian Dior, in the year 2012. He was given the task of creating his first-ever couture collection, and that too within 2 months; an insanely short amount of time by any standards!
To give you an insight, it takes more than 700 hours to sew each dress by hand. So you can imagine the kind of hard work it must have taken. It’s an emotive and beautiful movie that throws light on how demanding and intense the fashion world can be!
Coco before Chanel (2009)
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” That’s a Coco Chanel quote we took directly from the movie! 
This one tells the story of Gabriel Coco Chanel, who undertook an extraordinary journey, and transformed herself into a timeless symbol of independence and style for all the young women. It captivates you from the word go, with the protagonist (Coco) defining her future, starting out as a singer and then discovering her passion for hats – until she falls for a businessman and later takes charge to define the modern-day woman.
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)
It’s a documentary that throws light on the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani. People making this documentary got unprecedented and exclusive access to Valentino’s inner circle, so they could understand how this amazing Italian designer creates all those fabulous gowns for his clients!
You can see him constantly challenging his employees and picking up quarrels with his long-time business and love partner – Giancarlo Giametti. Viewers are provided with a good glimpse into the extremely colourful career of this celebrated designer. The film also explores some larger issues that impact the new age fashion business.