IAN BRADLEY'S FAVORITE FASHION FILMS

Posted on 05.17.2013

by Ian Bradley

Super stylist and downtown New York staple Ian Bradley finds sartorial inspiration everywhere—but he admitted to us that movies have a profound influence on his taste. With the weekend upon us, there’s no better time to kick-off a very well-dressed movie marathon—and thanks to Bradley, we’ve got the ultimate list of the most fashionable films of all-time. Ready to press play?

The Movie: Clueless
Why: “At the age of nine, this movie changed everything for me, from the way I dressed and the way I spoke, to the way I socialized. I still reference this movie at least once a day. It's not just a movie, it's a lifestyle.”

The Movie: Mahogany
Why: “Diana Ross playing a model-turned-designer; need I say more? This movie is insanely glamorous. Even though it came out 10 years before I was born, I'm convinced it was made specifically for me.”

The Movie: The Warriors
Why: “Can't imagine myself walking around with a leather vest and no shirt, but The Warriors sure make it look good. Each gang they fight throughout the movie has better style than the last; even the Baseball Furies make baseball uniforms seem like a reasonable day look.”

The Movie: Party Girl
Why: “The montage scene where Mary tries to seduce a falafel vendor wearing a series of fly outfits, is filled with inspiration for the ‘90s trends we've been seeing lately.”

The Movie: Catwalk
Why: “This documentary follows Christy Turlington and her friends Naomi and Kate (no last names necessary) through the spring/summer 1994 show season. It's enamoring to see the humble beginnings of current-day fashion legends, including a young pre-Dior Galliano and a makeup-free Donatella.”

The Movie: Belly
Why: “A cinematic celebration of the excessive style of hip-hop of the late ‘90s, written and directed by music video vanguard Hype Williams. The "shiny suit" aesthetic has seemed to make a return with artists like Kanye West and ASAP Rocky. The opening scene looks just like how a Rihanna song sounds. “

The Movie: The Outsiders
Why: “The jeans and T-shirt uniform of Ponyboy and his crew is--and will always be--a winning formula for men (and even girls). Simplistic, yet always stylish.”