Seven Films Influenced by Fashion Designers

Credit: Merrick Morton/Focus Features

Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals. Credit: Merrick Morton/Focus Features

With Tom Ford’s second feature film, Nocturnal Animals, out this month, it had me thinking about how many fashion designers make their way into filmmaking. Both industries often collaborate, but usually it’s getting a well-known filmmaker to direct a fashion ad of some sort. It’s rarer to see a fashion designer take a turn at filmmaking.  Here are few films that I recommend fashion and film fans check out; these are films that are either directed by, about or heavily influenced by notable fashion designers.

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Gabrielle is 27 years old and lives in Chicago. She enjoys writing about film, TV, and books, but occasionally writes about music as well. In addition to writing for, she also the editor-in-chief and a co-founder. In her spare time, she’s either watching more movies and shows or reading more books, while continuously checking Twitter, which she may or may not be addicted to… Feel free to email her your thoughts, ideas and questions.