Page 120 the recent features. ‘Ready to Wear’ 1994 No list featuring movies with a focus on fashion would be complete without this choice on the list. Including an amazing 31principal characters and a long list of cameos from well-known models, designers and actors, the viewer is sure to spot a few favorites! Throughout the film a variety of interweaving stories unfold set against the beautiful, entertaining and often amusing backdrop of the fashion show season in Paris. Directed by Robert Altman with Julie Roberts, Tim Robbins, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Kim Basinger and Lyle Lovett

‘Clueless’ 1995 Simply a fun movie to watch with daughters, granddaughters or nieces who will definitely enjoy observing how girls their age, or at least those that had more than ample funds, dressed in the 90’s. A modern take on Jane Austen’s 1816 novel ‘Emma,’ proving that the perils of match-making and the ability to recognize one’s shortcomings hasn’t changed much in nearly 200 years. Directed by Amy Heckerling with Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ 2006 This adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s popular novel about a young aspiring writer who stumbles into the extravagant and hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing provides an entertaining behind the scenes look into the priorities and strict requirements of these industries. Costume Designer Patricia Fields is wonderfully successful in her role, helping the excesses of fashion rise to the status of a main character in the film. Directed by David Frankel with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt and Adrian Grenier 120

House of Fifty Fall 2012  

House of Fifty magazine Fall 2012 issue