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Ready to Wear (1994)

Prêt-à-Porter (original title)
A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Kiki Simpson
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Dane Simpson
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Fiona Ulrich
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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,860,483 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Aiello and Lauren Bacall clashed during filming, with Bacall calling him a bully due to his behaviour towards other cast members 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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Abat-jour (Salomé)
Written by Robert Stolz (as Robert Stotz)
Performed by Henry Wright
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isn't this all about betrayal?
5 April 2004 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

Although some Altman films are more tightly focused on a unifying narrative thread, for instance Gosford Park or Cookie's Fortune, Pret-a-porter employs the over-lapping ensemble format perhaps best exemplified in Nashville and, to some extent, MASH. I wonder, however, whether some reviewers have not missed the point of this film. Although there is not linear narrative line, the film is unified by a theme -- that of betrayal. Everyone appears to be betraying someone else in this film, whether a spouse, partner, or close relation, and ultimately wrapped in the naked fashion parade -- the industry betraying its consumers. There are weak aspects of the "plot" to be sure, but also some great performances -- Richard E Grant stands out as a camp classic, while Rupert Everett convincingly plays straight. And how Sophia Loren manages to maintain poise, look stunning, and put in a good comedic performance while wearing hugely over-sized hats is beyond me.


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