Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Photos

Movie Info

Robert Altman's all-star satire about fashion and murder at a Paris designers' show, where an odd visitor (Marcello Mastroianni) disrupts the participants' lives.
Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:


Marcello Mastroianni
as Sergei/Sergio
Sophia Loren
as Isabella de la Fontaine
Kim Basinger
as Kitty Potter
Julia Roberts
as Anne Eisenhower
Tim Robbins
as Joe Flynn
Stephen Rea
as Milo O'Brannigan
Anouk Aimée
as Simone Lowenthal
Forest Whitaker
as Cy Bianco
Richard E. Grant
as Cort Romney
Lauren Bacall
as Slim Chrysler
Tracey Ullman
as Nina Scant
Sally Kellerman
as Sissy Wanamaker
Linda Hunt
as Regina Krumm
Rupert Everett
as Jack Lowenthal
Lili Taylor
as Fiona Ulrich, New York Times Photojournalist
Danny Aiello
as Major Hamilton, Retail Buyer
Teri Garr
as Louise Hamilton, Major Hamilton's Wife
Lyle Lovett
as Clint Lammeraux, Texas Cowboy Boot Mogul
Jean Rochefort
as Inspector Tantpis, Prefect of Police
Michel Blanc
as Inspector Forget, Assistant Prefect of Police
Anne Canovas
as Violetta Romney, Wife of Cort Romney
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Olivier de la Fontaine, Head of Fashion Council
François Cluzet
as Jean-Pierre, Nina Scant's Assistant
Rossy de Palma
as Pilar, Simone's Assistant
Kasia Figura
as Vivienne, Sissy Wanamaker's Assistant
Ute Lemper
as Albertine, Pregnant Supermodel
Tara Leon
as Kiki Simpson, Model and Dane's Sister
Chiara Mastroianni
as Sophie, Kitty Potter's Assistant
Tom Novembre
as Reggie, Cy Bianco's Assistant
Sam Robards
as Craig, Regina Krumm's Assistant
Georgianna Robertson
as Dane Simpson, Model and Jack's Wife
Tapa Sudana
as Kerut
Laura Benson
as Member of Milo's Entourage
Laurent Lederer
as Member of Milo's Entourage
Constant Anee
as Member of Milo's Entourage
Yann Collette
as Coroner
Alexandra Vandernoot
as Sky TV Reporter
Jocely Saint Denis
as Hotel Manager
Andre Penvern
as Hotel Clerk
Maurice Lamy
as Bell Boy
Pascal Mourier
as Fad TV Cameraman
Adrien Stahly
as Fad TV Sound Engineer
Denis Lepeut
as Fad TV Sound Engineer
Paolo Bulgari
as Himself
Anello Capuano
as Himself
as Herself
as Herself
Elsa Klensch
as Herself
Serge Molitor
as Himself
Claude Montana
as Himself
Thierry Mugler
as Himself
Tatjana Patitz
as Herself
Sonia Rykiel
as Herself
Eve Salvail
as Herself
Kashia Figura
as Vivienne
Alexandra Van Der Noot
as Sky-TV Rreporter
Jean-Paul Gaultier
as Designer featured with his collection
as Model
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | August 17, 2008
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Though it credits Mr. Altman and Barbara Shulgasser as writers, this film seems practically scriptless, to the point where much of it plays like a first rehearsal.

May 17, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 23, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)


Altman's lighthearted, amusing and unfairly underrated satire on the fashion industry is a sharp ensemble piece of celebrities, designers and reporters as they meet and stumble across one another at the "prêt-à-porter" extravaganza of Paris Fashion Week.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I tried four different times to watch this over two hours, but even though it has a cast of thousands (31 stars I guess), it has no continuity and puts you to sleep

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear" is far to fluffy to be a significant satire. After the master class double feature of "The Player" and "Short Cuts," Altman tried to combine the structures of each of those films for "Ready to Wear." The result is a misguided, light as a feather comedy about the fashion industry. While the film is fast paced, the lack of any true story or thematic line is missing. There are glimpses of these, which give the appearance that the film could have been more than it is, but it is ultimately pat. But still, "Ready to Wear" can never be called bad, because it's fun, has a great cast of actors and a few pointed scenes that make it worthwhile. Should it have been meaner, like "The Player?" Yes. Should it have been as emotionally resonant as "Short Cuts?" Yes. But "Ready to Wear" is neither of these things and as it stands, it's just light fun.

Steven Carrier
Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

Discussion Forum

Discuss Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) on our Movie forum!

News & Features