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
Elsa Schiaparelli: You know, people don't believe me when I say that I am shy, but really, the simple act of saying, "Hello" can make me ice cold. But, but when I appear in public, dressed in one of my most outrageous—
Miuccia Prada: Strange…
Elsa Schiaparelli: Strange, weird costumes, yes, yes… I think there's a little of the actress in me, a character...
Miuccia Prada: Enter into that life…
Elsa Schiaparelli: Strangely, it allows me to be more myself.
Miuccia Prada: I totally agree that —
Elsa Schiaparelli: Fashion should allow us to taste the joys of flight.
Miuccia Prada: Yes, we can't be imprisoned by fashion. That is the worst thing that can happen to a woman.
Elsa Schiaparelli: We shouldn't be afraid of age, but wear our clothes with youth and innocence…
Miuccia Prada: Not real innocence, but as a choice. Innocence as a choice.
Elsa Schiaparelli: Yes, women shouldn't be frightened of being conspicuous, but should dare to be different.
Miuccia Prada: They want to be much more free and they want to wear Schiaparelli pink—that's my dream. And I think that when you get older, you can really be wild.
Elsa Schiaparelli: Oh, my wildest collection was my circus collection. Everywhere: clowns, elephants—
Miuccia Prada: Sublime… Really beautiful…
Elsa Schiaparelli: …Balloons for bags, ice cream cones for hats. I thought, oh, my God, nobody is going to buy any of this! But you know, I didn't lose one single customer.
Miuccia Prada: Even when I'm uncertain, I push even more. Because the only way to make something reasonable out of something that is completely, maybe, wrong, is really to push so much that eventually, it is in excess and eventually says the truth of what I'm thinking. So, when I did the banana collection, with the fur, with the stripe, and those monkeys and all this crazy baroque… I was sure it was a total disaster, but it turned out that people are much more ready to accept craziness than people think.
Elsa Schiaparelli: Yes, yes. I totally agree.