Fashion and film have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship. Designers may draw inspiration from the silver screen in runway collections one season, then create costumes for a film the next (or, if they’re Tom Ford, they’ll hop in that director’s chair themselves). Over the past few decades, these worlds have merged in a different kind of way—they come together uniquely in fashion films.

As a term, “fashion film” lacks a formal definition. If you Google it, you’ll be pointed in the direction of features and documentaries about the industry: The September Issue, Bill Cunningham New York and, of course, The Devil Wears Prada. Classics like Blow Up and Who Are You, Polly Magoo? were released in the late ‘60s. Yet fashion films, as we currently understand them, are not these kinds of movies.

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