Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)



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

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

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

The picture is not a social satire. It's a mess.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Altman and his writer, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Barbara Shulgasser, should have gone further and been meaner; too many of his jokes are generic slapstick, instead of being aimed squarely at industry's targets.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Despite some delicious moments, this sluggish, overlong, halfhearted satire feels like a movie that wanted to go somewhere but never got there.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

The spoof goes nowhere and takes a long time in doing so.

Full Review… | July 18, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sporadically amusing camp mess.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004

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 ADD was in full effect when he made this movie. And, it's a mess. A huge mess. But, it's like looking at an artist's sketch book. There's some really cool stuff here: the music, the all-star cast, Altman's probing camera. If you're in the mood... don't expect great storytelling... just soak it in.

Aldo Gandia
Aldo Gandia

Super Reviewer

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