I certainly have a special place in my heart for all Audrey Hepburn movies. I’ve read biographies, watched her films over and over again, and soak in anything I can associated with Audrey. Who doesn’t? Funny Face is actually one of her earlier (ish) films, a few years before her ultra-fame from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which might have a shout-out in a future Fashion & Film post). In Funny Face, we follow Audrey’s bookworm character, Jo, as she travels to Paris with a photographer and a fashion magazine editor in order to become the new “face” of fashion. It’s almost enough to watch this movie just in order to watch Fred Astaire and Audrey dance, but fashion seems to be its mainstay. Thin, ankle-length cigarette pants… Colorful, dramatic dresses… Posing in front of the Eiffel Tower.
What a hilarious, and likely true, display of fashion in 90’s Los Angeles. Even though fashion isn’t the main subject in this movie, it certainly serves as a huge part of the main character Cher’s life. I could quote this movie all day everyday, and I continue to find it a good movie that makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch it.
What a great insight into a world we’re incredibly obsessed with. No day goes by that I don’t dream of the day I can move to New York City and work for this publication. And the thing is… This is MILLIONS of girls’ dream – which is scary. What could possibly make me any different from all of those other girls?
But, no matter what, I keep a positive view on it. If that’s the dream, I’ll continue to pursue it.
On another note, this is definitely a great watch and an intimate view into the life of Vogue and its queen, Anna Wintour. Available to watch instantly on Netflix.