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Director  Robert Altman
Initial DVD release  June 29, 1999
Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Pret a Porter (film) movie poster
Language  EnglishFrenchItalianRussianSpanish
Release date  December 23, 1994 (1994-12-23)
Writer  Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser
Music director  Michel Legrand, Prince, Jacques Offenbach, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Louis Guglielmi
Cast  Marcello Mastroianni (Sergio), Sophia Loren (Isabella de la Fontaine), Jean-Pierre Cassel (Olivier de la Fontaine), Chiara Mastroianni (Sophie Choiset), Kim Basinger (Kitty Potter), Stephen Rea (Milo O\'Brannigan)
Similar movies  Love and Other Disasters, Munich, Breathless, Stolen Kisses, Blow-Up, Elevator to the Gallows
Tagline  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.

Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter), is a 1994 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed and produced by Robert Altman and shot on location during the Paris Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers.


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The film features an extensive ensemble cast, including Anouk Aimée, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger, Stephen Rea, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lili Taylor, Sally Kellerman, Tracey Ullman, Linda Hunt, Rupert Everett, Forest Whitaker, Richard E. Grant, Danny Aiello, Teri Garr, Lyle Lovett, Jean Rochefort, Michel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ute Lemper, Anne Canovas, and François Cluzet.

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The film may be best known for its many cameo appearances and its final scene which features two minutes of nude female models walking the catwalk.


  • Marcello Mastroianni as Sergei/Sergio
  • Sophia Loren as Isabella de la Fontaine
  • Anouk Aimée as Simone Lowenthal
  • Rupert Everett as Jack Lowenthal
  • Julia Roberts as Anne Eisenhower
  • Tim Robbins as Joe Flynn
  • Kim Basinger as Kitty Potter
  • Stephen Rea as Milo O'Brannigan
  • Forest Whitaker as Cy Bianco
  • Richard E. Grant as Cort Romney
  • Lauren Bacall as Slim Chrysler
  • Lyle Lovett as Clint Lammeraux
  • Lili Taylor as Fiona Ulrich
  • Sally Kellerman as Sissy Wanamaker
  • Tracey Ullman as Nina Scant
  • Linda Hunt as Regina Krumm
  • Teri Garr as Louise Hamilton
  • Danny Aiello as Major Hamilton
  • Ute Lemper as Albertine
  • Rossy de Palma as Pilar
  • Chiara Mastroianni as Sophie Choiset
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel as Olivier de la Fontaine
  • Tara Leon as Kiki Simpson
  • Georgianna Robertson as Dane Simpson
  • Tom Novembre as Reggie
  • Anne Canovas as Violetta Romney
  • Jean Rochefort as Inspector Tantpis
  • Michel Blanc as Inspector Forget
  • François Cluzet as Nina's assistant
  • Kasia Figura as Sissy's assistant
  • Sam Robards as Regina's assistant
  • Alexandra Vandernoot as Sandra de la Notte, Sky TV Reporter
  • As themselves

  • Harry Belafonte
  • Björk
  • Paolo Bulgari
  • Anello Capuano
  • Cher
  • Helena Christensen
  • David Copperfield
  • Gamiliana
  • Elsa Klensch
  • Serge Molitor
  • Claude Montana
  • Thierry Mugler
  • Tatjana Patitz
  • Nicola Trussardi
  • Designers

  • Sonia Rykiel
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Christian Lacroix
  • Issey Miyake
  • Gianfranco Ferré for Christian Dior Collection
  • Models

  • Susie Bick
  • Carla Bruni
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Roshumba Williams
  • Ève Salvail
  • Claudia Schiffer
  • Adriana Sklenaříková
  • Tatiana Sorokko
  • Christy Turlington
  • Title

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    Miramax considered that American audiences would not understand a French title, so they released the film in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter). In other countries, the original title was used. The US DVD and VHS title was Robert Altman's Ready to Wear.


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    Prêt-à-Porter holds a 26% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Box office

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    The film debuted weakly and was a bomb at the box office. By the end of its run, the film grossed $11,300,653 in the domestic box office.


    National Board of Review 1994
  • Won: NBR Award (Best Acting by an Ensemble) for Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Kim Basinger, Chiara Mastroianni, Stephen Rea, Anouk Aimée, Rupert Everett, Rossy de Palma, Tara Leon, Georgianna Robertson, Lili Taylor, Ute Lemper, Forest Whitaker, Tom Novembre, Richard E. Grant, Anne Canovas, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lauren Bacall, Lyle Lovett, Tracey Ullman, Sally Kellerman, Linda Hunt, Teri Garr, Danny Aiello, Jean Rochefort, Michel Blanc
  • Golden Globe Award 1995
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Sophia Loren
  • Soundtrack

    1. Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix) - Ini Kamoze
    2. My Girl Josephine - Super Cat
    3. Here We Come - Salt-N-Pepa
    4. Natural Thing - M People
    5. 70's Love Groove - Janet Jackson
    6. Jump On Top of Me - The Rolling Stones
    7. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Sam Phillips
    8. Pretty (Remix) - The Cranberries
    9. Martha - Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez forming the group Deep Forest
    10. Close to You - The Brand New Heavies
    11. Keep Givin' Me Your Love (West End Mix) - Cece Peniston
    12. Get Wild - The New Power Generation
    13. Supermodel Sandwich - Terence Trent D'Arby
    14. Lemon (Perfecto Mix) - U2


    Prêt-à-Porter (film) Wikipedia