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The Classical Body
A Bazmark Production. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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:
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

Transcript

Elsa Schiaparelli: Miuccia, I don't understand why you find designing evening wear so difficult.

Miuccia Prada: Because the draping was done so well in history, that what do you do with draping? You can't do anything anymore.

Elsa Schiaparelli: Are you against it?

Miuccia Prada: It's not that I'm against, but I think that I was never able to do, probably a single beautiful evening dress in my life.

Elsa Schiaparelli: For me, I love it so much. It's an opportunity for the cloth to respect the architecture of the body. Like my Pagan collection.

Miuccia Prada: I did it once, and it was like cotton with metal. And that idea of draping was done with your hands, so that you pushed your fabric into your body and that was kind of, for me, a modern way of making the beauty of the draping.

Elsa Schiaparelli: With your hands?

Miuccia Prada: Yes. Because in the fabric there was metal. Totally impossible, you scratch all the body. I was the only one who could wear it.

Elsa Schiaparelli: There's nothing cliché about that. So you did try?

Miuccia Prada: Yes, yes. In fact, one of the objects of my work recently is to work on those clichés. Animal print, paillettes, sequins. Because I try, I want to understand why—because really women are obsessed by few things, like pink. Sometimes I also can't resist pink.

Elsa Schiaparelli: Ah, so maybe you will explore the bias cut and design a beautiful evening dress one day?

Miuccia Prada: Actually, maybe this is the idea for my next show!

Elsa Schiaparelli: Ah, so we have a little secret!

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