Conceived, Produced, and Directed by Baz Luhrmann
With Miuccia Prada and Judy Davis (as Elsa Schiaparelli)
Production and Costume Design by Catherine Martin
Produced by Anton Monsted and Schuyler Weiss
Additional Dialogue by Baz Luhrmann, Andrew Bolton, Schuyler Weiss, and Sam Bromell (adapted from the writings of Elsa Schiaparelli)
Cinematography by Josh Rothstein and Evan Papageorgiou
Edited by Jeremy Kotin
MIUCCIA PRADA UNIT (NEW YORK):
Line Producer – Julie Christeas
Production Manager – Bryony Weiss
Camera Operators – Evan Jake Cohen, Noah Yuan-Vogel
Additional Camera – Amelia Tovey
Data Wrangler – Raphael Rice
On-set Sound Mixers – Trokon Nagbe, David Goller
Gaffer – John Frisbie
Key Grip – Matt Tomko
Grips – Jeff Holman, Bryan Landes
Swing Gang – Nick Perron-Seigel, Sam Brown
Art Department Assistants – Whitney Adams, Simon Greiner
Costume Stylist – Farah Pidgeon
Hair Stylist – Susan Campbell
Make-up Artist – Melissa Silver
Production Assistants – Joe Pesce, Percio Luciano
SCHIAPARELLI UNIT (SYDNEY):
Production Manager – Alexandra Taussig
Assistant Director – Jennifer Leacey
Camera Assistants – Paul Shakeshaft, Zane Pearson
Data Wrangler – Nir Shelter
Set Decorator/Props – Beverly Dunn
Art Department Assistant – Patrick Perry
Gaffer – Miles Jones
Grip – Leo Cowan
Electrician – Clay Elliott
On-set Sound Mixer – Mario Gabrieli
Boom Operator – Gerry Nucifora
Hair and Make-up for Ms. Davis – Kalotina Amperidis
Wig Stylist – Teresa Hinton
Costumier – Julie Herlihy
Jeweller/Stand-by Costume – Georgina Pattinson
Milliner – Rosie Boylan
Writing Assistant to Baz Luhrmann – Sam Bromell
Assistant to Baz Luhrmann – Blake Ternacz
Assistant to Catherine Martin – Rachael Fung
Production Assistants – Hamish Mason, Paddy Murphy
Autocue Operator – Wendy Smith
Post Production Services Provided by The Station
Post Production Executive – Hugh Broder
Post Production Supervisor – Jeremy Kotin
Visual Effects – Daniel Sforza
Concept Artist/3D Model Maker/Matte Painter – Christopher Tangney
Animated Title Design – Brian Budak
Additional Title Design – Brian Krupkin, Silvana Azzi Heras
Post Production Sound Mixer – Erik Schuiten
Additional Post Production Sound Mixer – John Northcraft
Miuccia Prada: At the beginning of my job I never wanted anybody to know what I was thinking, so I was hiding and hiding.
Elsa Schiaparelli: As a designer, that obligation to bare your inner life to strangers, it's terrifying.
Miuccia Prada: But I was never minimal myself, probably I was shy, or I didn't want people to know what I was thinking. So I made everything an abstraction just to keep myself out of the picture.
Elsa Schiaparelli: But you can't hide forever, Miuccia.
Miuccia Prada: Exactly. More and more I want to be more myself, more out and say what I think.
Elsa Schiaparelli: But that honesty comes at a cost. When I wore my trouser skirt in London, there was a violent controversy. They wanted to outlaw it. For me, it was strong and feminine. It was more modest, more graceful than a skirt.
Miuccia Prada: But there is a concept, probably, that I want to say. That I tried to make the men more human and the women more powerful.
Elsa Schiaparelli: Uh huh, well, the men, they respect the strong woman, but they don't usually love them.
Miuccia Prada: But women mainly need to have the power stuff, not the power, the will, the consciousness of themselves. I want to be old-fashioned and powerful.
Elsa Schiaparelli: To achieve that combination of strength and tenderness.
Miuccia Prada: I want to be a woman. I want to be weak. I want to be a servant. I want to be everything, but also I want to be powerful. As I don't know which is the right choice, I prefer to keep them all.
Elsa Schiaparelli: Yes, well you should keep them all. Keep them all.