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Ready to Wear (1994)
"Prêt-à-Porter" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1994 (USA)
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A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week.

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Cast

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Olivier de la Fontaine
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Sophie Choiset
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Milo O'Brannigan
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Simone Lowenthal (as Anouk Aimee)
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Jack Lowenthal
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Pilar (as Rossy De Palma)
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Albertine
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Cy Bianco
Tom Novembre ...
Reggie
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Storyline

A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Lots of unconnected stories which all revolve around this show, and an all-star cast. Written by Rob Hartill

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At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder and now everyone's a suspect. If you've got something to hide, you'll need something to wear. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

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£1,120,302 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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Trivia

Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino Garavani turned down cameos as themselves as did John Fairchild, who was then-head of fashion trade journal "Women's Wear Daily". See more »

Goofs

In the hotel room, Anne Eisenhower lifts a glass of wine from Joe Flynn's dining cart with her left hand and takes a drink. Joe makes a comment and it can be seen that Anne's left arm is up to her face (she is visible from the chest down), but when we cut back to Anne the glass is in her right hand as she puts it down. See more »

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[first lines]
[subtitled version - opening lines are in French, the English subtitles are a very rough translation]
Olivier de la Fontaine: [opening letter] Moscow? What's this about? Put that on the desk. Dear Mr. de la Fontaine: blah, blah, blah, blah... blah, blah, blah, blah...
Isabella de la Fontaine: [to dog] Robin. Robin. I told you not to! It's dirty. You shouldn't do that. Not in the house.
[to Olivier de la Fontaine]
Isabella de la Fontaine: You're a shit.
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening scene where Mastroianni buys the 2 Dior ties is set in Moscow's Red Square and the first 2 lines of credits (a Miramax production and a Robert Altman film) appear solely in Cyrillic characters See more »

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Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
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Not classic Altman, but solid Altman
6 May 2006 | by (brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

There's one thing in this film that I love in a very film nerdish sort of way and that is Danny Aiello's character, which is, in a strange way, a homage to an earlier character in Altman's California Split (a film well worth revisiting). And while some of the characters may seem over the top, my own experience in the fashion world would attest to them being pretty realistic. While it feels as fragmented as any Altman, there is a story here, and it's a pretty subtle one, but perfectly satisfactory in my opinion. I think the film, overall, is woefully under-rated. I feel like everyone got caught up in the idea of "ALTMAN" and then got confused by "THE STARS" and then didn't really bother to look at the movie, which has some lovely grace and is well worth the time. Then again, why listen to me, I liked Ishtar.


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