Ready to Wear

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Robert Altman
Production: Miramax
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min







So, honey-child

Come on get dressed

Put on your best

'Cause style is back

in style

This is Kitty Potter,

On the Scene for FAD-TV.

At the moment, Paris fashion

is a thrilling bore.

But as of tomorrow,

all of that could change.

Tomorrow is the first day of

the pret-a-porter collections.

It's a strange and exhilarating

moment for fashion.

The only rule is...

is that there are no rules.

C'mon with Kitty.

We'll be goin' backstage...

and sippin' Diet Coke

with all the top models.

And we'll meet designers from

supernovas to super-nobodies.

- Now let's go behind the scenes...

- Thierry?

- Thierry?

- and into the busy workrooms of some

of fashion's biggest thinkers.

- Shall we?

- Can we roll?

- This is Kitty Potter in Paris,

and I'm here with Thierry Mugler...

the cutting edge couturier

known for his sartorial shock tactics.

Thierry, Thierry.

You know, it's been said...

It's been said that your clothes

have a kind of...

overt, extreme,

sexual subtext...

which is squarely at odds

with the image of women as

capable and independent of men.

So I was just wondering... Our audience

would love to know, really...

what you think about that.

Well, it's all about looking good,

helping the silhouette.

And it's all about getting

a great f***, honey.


Well... thank you.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Well, that was designer Thierry Mugler

explaining his unique views on style.

This is Kitty Potter in Paris,

and we're backstage with FAD.

I'm a model You know what I mean

And I do my little turn

on the catwalk

Yeah, on the catwalk

On the catwalk, yeah

I get to do my little turn

on the catwalk

- You move faster, huh? Now you finish.

- Oh.

- And I'd like to see Kiki and Dane.

Okay, thank you.

- Gracias.

- Okay? But quickly,

because we are very late.

- Dane, Kiki, c'mon.

- Kiki, can you stop smoking, please?

- Hi, Jack.

- Oh! Who's there? It's wonderful!

- Simone.

- Yeah, well, great things happen to me.

- Twins, no?

Egg and sperm,

and they loved each other. No, triplets.

- Wonderful.

- Albertine.

- You kept a secret from us.

Who's the unlucky man?

- Well, maybe it's you, darling.

- Come on, Kiki, Dane.

Dane and Kiki, come on.

- Oh, really?

I'm sorry, Simone. I won't be able

to do your defile this year.

Oh, don't worry. It's no problem.

You'll get me Eve, huh?

- Albertine.

- You'll get me Eve.

Oh! What have we here?

Big fish in the trunk.

How extraordinary.

And, uh, when did this happen?

- About eight and a half

months ago. Exactly.

- Mmm.

Hi, Fiona Ulrich.

I'm with the New York Times.

I'm writing a piece

on the fashion industry.

I am not anymore of any interest

for the New York Times

because I just stopped working.

On the contrary, I'd like to talk

to you even more. Uh...

Oui, merci.

How 'bout right here?

This is good.

That's good.

- Here comes one of the bags.

- Yoo-hoo.

- I think this is... Yeah, but it's

mine I'm looking for, not yours.

- This big one coming up...

this is mine. All right, that's one.

I brought... I don't think that's mine.

- Do you know what my luggage looks like?

- Yeah. Are you sure it was green?

Yes, I'm sure it's green, darling.

It's green, it's brown, it's big.

- Where are you from?

- Fr-From, uh, Texas.

Oh! I love that accent.

I love it. It's so courtly.

- You're here from Vogue Magazine?

- Would you say, uh...

- "Thank you, ma'am"? Would you

just say that for me once?

- This guy is crackin' me up.

- Well, maybe later.

He knows the Polaroids are not

supposed to travel in the box, okay?

I could be in the hotel by now.

- Oh!

- Oh, I'm so sorry! Excuse me.

It's okay. It's okay.

Are you all right?

I lost my suitcase.

Oh. Well, you just report it

over there to Lost Luggage.

No. I... Well, it's not, it's not that.

I left it in the...

um, the airport bar in Houston.

That's... That's

where I came in from. And I, uh, I...

I'm scared to fly,

so I went in there to get...

my courage, if you

know what I mean, and...

Would you read the tags, darling?

Thank you so much.

- Hey! Don't kick it.

- Viviene?

They'll find it.

That's what they're very good at.

- And all you have to do

is just tell them, you know.

- Well, it's, it's...

it's nice of you to say that, you know.

It's nice of you to care...

because, you see, I don't speak French.

That's the thing, I don't speak French.

Well, high school. But, you know,

that doesn't really count.

And... You know, I don't even know

the French word for "baggage."

It's "bagage."

Just like baggage. Bagage.

You got the cards ready?

You ready?

We need a longer cord on this thing.

This is irritating me.

Olivier de la Fontaine.

Try to find out why he's here.

- Hello, Olivier!

- Hi, Kitty.

Oh, what a pretty tie!

And it's got kitties on it!

- And I'm Kitty!

- Funny.

Let me guess.

A Charvet or Dior?

- No, Dior, naturellement.

- Oh! Bingo!

- Your attention, please.

- Arrival of Flight...

This is Kitty Potter

at Charles de Gaulle Airport...

where what I like to

call the international

intelligentsia of fashion...

in all its many mutations

is arriving all around me.

Are we expecting someone

special here today?

- Special?

- Special.

Um, uh... Well, le tout-Paris

has been buzzin' about...

a lollapalooza called Liza...

and her definite, maybe,

appearance on the runway at Chanel.

And I know that she

is, is due any minute.

Uh, any possibility

that you might be here for her?

Well, I'm here to welcome the

press and, uh, the retailers.

I'm here to welcome you, Kitty.

I think it's going to be

a great season.

Well, we all know how Liza

just loves the spotlight,

so I was just wonderin'...

if maybe you could give us

a little... Just shed some light

on, on that subject for us?

Uh, uh, Olivier?

Olivier? Sir.

Uh, our new facilities,

I think, are sublime.

It's a giant step forward

for the Paris fashion.

The designers are thrilled.

- Well, I bet they are. Um...

- Um...

- Will you excuse me?

- Well... Uh... C-C-Could... Uh...

Well, there he goes...

with the absolute poise of

an architect's desk lamp.

Are you here for the pret-a-porter?

I'm with the Houston Chronicle.

I'm the assistant fashion

editor. My boss was supposed

to come, but she got sick.

And here we have

the Paris troika...

the three powers-that-be

in the world of magazine editing.

The unflinchingly fabulous

Sissy Wanamaker of Harper's Bazaar.

- Hi, Sissy.

- Hello, Kitty. Hello.

The unstoppably sophisticated

Nina Scant from British Vogue.

Lord, I've never heard myself described

like that before. Hello, hello.

And the relentlessly artistic

Regina Krumm from Elle. Hey.

- Uh, hey.

- Welcome to Paris, girls.



I have the best art

director in a decade, maybe ever.

The best photographers, the top,

top models, the best writers...

- the best editors...

- But, I think I hear Elle's

belles right behind you.

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Robert Altman

Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema. more…

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