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Ugly Chic
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: Beauty… Ah, beauty. I remember my mother used to say to my sister that she was beautiful and I was ugly. I went out into the garden and I found some seeds—

Miuccia Prada: I know, I know…

Elsa Schiaparelli: …And I plucked them.

Miuccia Prada: I remember you putting flowers in your face…

Elsa Schiaparelli: Yes, yes.

Miuccia Prada: All my life is working against the cliché of beauty, probably. And the necessity and obligation of being sexy, of being beautiful. And I have nothing against being beautiful and sexy, but I like when it's a choice.

Elsa Schiaparelli: I carried this passion for a new beauty, new ways of beautifying myself, new techniques.

Miuccia Prada: I'm kind of famous for introducing ugliness in fashion. But it's not that I introduced ugliness in fashion, I want to introduce normal life and pure life, and what is around. I want to really try to understand what is beauty and what is a possible beauty today.

Elsa Schiaparelli: Yes, yes. I have taken from all around me: cellophane, bark, glass—

Miuccia Prada: A possible beauty means something that you can wear everywhere that is not ridiculous, that makes sense with the complication—

Elsa Schiaparelli: We must refuse the definition of glamour, without ever being any less glamorous.

Miuccia Prada: That makes sense with the mess of life, of countries all over the place, the globalization and so on.

Elsa Schiaparelli: What is globalization?

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