Sometimes, fashion movies are obvious. They hit you over the head with caricatures of models and editors, and they’re loaded with casual references to industry insiders you’ve never heard of (see: Zoolander or the Devil Wears Prada). But this summer, we’re getting three films where fashion plays a slightly more subtle leading role—everyone looks effing amazing, but two thirds of the movie isn’t devoted to discussing that amazingness. Herewith, three of the best-dressed movies to take in this summer.
Crazy Rich Asians
Premiere date: August 17
Deets: Ok, this one has does the most when it comes to fashion. But what it’s more about is the somewhat rocky love story between Rachel Chu, a first-gen Chinese New Yorker, and Nick Young, a super hot and secretly loaded Singaporean. They travel to Singapore to meet Nick’s family and attend the “wedding of the year,” and Rachel lands in a world of private jets, sprawling estates and of course, pricey couture.
Outfit we can’t wait to see: Araminta’s bespoke Valentino wedding gown, and basically everything Nick’s impossibly chic cousin Astrid wears in every scene.
Premiere date: June 8
Deets: Eight (duh) badass bitches, including Rihanna, Cate Blanchett and Mindy Kaling, orchestrate the heist of the century at fashion’s biggest event: the Met Gala. You can’t have a cast and central location like that and not focus on the clothes at least a little.
Outfit we can’t wait to see: Whatever Rihanna’s character wears to the Gala. She slays it every year IRL, so why would this time be any different?
Premiere date: May 11
Deets: This neo-noir thriller stars Margot Robbie as a slightly unhinged waitress/murderer who gets between two hitmen. It’s a Harley Quinn-adjacent role, but instead of two-toned pigtails and short shorts, Robbie wears gorgeous vintage coats and her hair in victory rolls with a bold lip. We also get a cameo from model Jourdan Dunn.
Outfit we can’t wait to see: A red coat with a dramz collar worn over stockings with back seams that look like snakes. We got a glimpse of it in the trailer, and it looks bad. ass.