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The Exotic 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: I remember my Aunt Lilly, she was too wild, too adventurous… So she went to Egypt and she sent us strange, beautiful things, like patterns, you know? So I used them in my designs and everybody was shocked!

Miuccia Prada: Today to shock is very difficult, because there is everything everywhere—

Elsa Schiaparelli: Oh, impossible! Everywhere, Miuccia?

Miuccia Prada: The moment of shocking is finished.

Elsa Schiaparelli: No, no, but you have to try! To get influences from other cultures, other religions, so you can try something new—

Miuccia Prada: No, actually no. No, you can't do that because it was already done. You, Schiaparelli did it. Yves Saint Laurent did it in the seventies. And now it's something that is not new anymore.

Elsa Schiaparelli: What's this? No.

Miuccia Prada: You can't take pieces here and there and be modern.

Elsa Schiaparelli: I don't agree.

Miuccia Prada: It's not enough.

Elsa Schiaparelli: But don't you travel? I mean, I remember Peru, Cuba, Russia, Tunisia, Brazil.

Miuccia Prada: But no, Schiap. Things are so different now. Everything is so different from that time.

Elsa Schiaparelli: No, that's not right.

Miuccia Prada: And now you work in a world that is completely open, so many races, so many cultures, so many religions. When you travel in the East and many other countries the passion of people and the level of vitality is huge. And sometimes in the eyes of those women, you see such a will, such a passion. A will for living that is really surprising—

Elsa Schiaparelli: Oh, how I would love to see that…

Miuccia Prada: And to do something that is relevant for such a wider group of people requires a different attention.

Elsa Schiaparelli: All my life I've carried this passion to create a fashion like fireworks. To express the beauty of every possible person. Every universe.

Miuccia Prada: Yes, but I am obliged to have my feet attached to reality, and that is very important.

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