Prêt-à-Porter (film)

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Prêt-à-Porter / Ready to Wear
Ready to wear pret a porter american poster.jpg
American theatrical promotional poster
Directed byRobert Altman
Produced by
  • Robert Altman
  • Scott Bushnell
Written by
  • Robert Altman
  • Barbara Shulgasser
Music byMichel Legrand
  • Jean Lépine
  • Pierre Mignot
Edited by
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • 23 December 1994 (1994-12-23)
Running time
133 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Box officeUS$19.8 million[2]

Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter), is a 1994 American satirical comedy-drama film co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman[3] and shot on location during the Paris Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models, and designers.[citation needed]

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, and Sally Kellerman.[citation needed]




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, where basic French competence was assumed, the original title was used. The US DVD and VHS title was Robert Altman's Ready to Wear.[citation needed]


Prêt-à-Porter holds a 24% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 25 reviews.[4]

Box office[edit]

The film had a weak debut and bombed at the box office.[5] By the end of its run, the film grossed US$11,300,653 in the domestic box office.[6]


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


  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


  1. ^ "Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Maslin, Janet. "NY Times: Prêt-à-Porter". NY Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  4. ^ Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Dumb' Laughs = a Smart Payoff : Box office: Jim Carrey vehicle pulls a 'Gump,' taking in $16.2 million on an otherwise slow film-going weekend". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  6. ^ Prêt-à-Porter at Box Office Mojo

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