Funny Face

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Hepburn requested that Givenchy design all her future costumes, starting with Funny Face: Hepburn, in her role as bookseller turned model Jo, poses beautifully in the outfits in elegant Paris locations: The most magnificent exit on any catwalk must be the wedding dress, and Funny Face is nothing if not a fashion show. The Givenchy bridal gown in this film is romantic, but also briskly modern: The photographer, played by Astaire, who wrenches Jo out of the bookshop and on to the catwalk works in cahoots with a magazine editor, played by the brilliant Kay Thompson.

And these two, Dick Avery and Maggie Prescott, would be familiar to any s fashionista as riffs on photographer Richard Avedon and fashion editor Diana Vreeland. The two were close both professionally and personally — but although both portraits are affectionate, only one of them had anything to do with the film. In the film, Avery photographs Jo at a train station in long-line grey suit and a velvet het, with tears in her eyes.

Avedon offered more than just inspiration to Funny Face — he produced the photographs for the chic title sequence, and the colourised stills from the photoshoot sequence, which is all based on his signature poses and favoured moody locations. The voice of that magazine belongs to editor Prescott: If you have ever enjoyed a movie about the fashion industry, this is a number to savour, as Prescott trashes the galleys of her latest edition and turns an editorial meeting into a dance routine with cameos from 50s supermodels, including Suzy Parker and Sunny Harnett.

She and famous fashion photographer Dick Avery Fred Astaire want models who can "think as well as they look. They subsequently find a bookstore named "Embryo Concepts". Maggie and Dick take over Embryo Concepts, which is being run by the shy bookshop clerk and amateur philosopher, Jo Stockton Audrey Hepburn. Jo thinks the fashion and modeling industry is nonsense, saying: Maggie decides to use Jo in the first fashion shot, to give it a more intellectual look.

After the first shot Maggie locks Jo out of the shop to keep her from interrupting the rest of the photo shoot. When Dick gets back to the darkroom, he sees something in Jo's face which is "new" and "fresh", and which would be perfect for the campaign, giving it "character", "spirit", and "intelligence".

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They send for Jo, pretending they want to order some books from her shop. Once she arrives, they start treating her like a doll, trying to make her over, pulling at her clothes and attempting to cut her hair. She is outraged and runs away, only to hide in the darkroom where Dick is working. When Dick mentions Paris, Jo becomes very interested in that she would get a chance to see Professor Flostre, and is finally persuaded in place of 'convinced' to model for the magazine.

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Soon, Maggie, Dick, and Jo are off to Paris to prepare for a major fashion event, shooting photos at famous landmarks from the area. During the various photo shoots, Jo and Dick develop feelings for each other and they fall in love. One night, when Jo is getting ready for a gala, she learns Flostre is giving a lecture at a cafe nearby.

She attends, forgetting the gala. Eventually, Dick finds her and they get into an argument at the gala's opening, which results in Jo being publicly embarrassed and Maggie outraged. Jo goes to talk to Flostre at his home. Through some scheming, Maggie and Dick make it into the soiree at Flostre's home.

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After performing an impromptu song and dance for Flostre's disciples, they confront Jo and Flostre. This eventually leads to Dick causing Flostre to fall and knock himself out. Jo urges them to leave. When Flostre wakes up, he tries to make a pass at Jo. Shocked at the behavior of her "idol", she smashes a vase over his head and runs out.

Before the group leaves for home, there is a final fashion show. Jo and Maggie try to get in touch with Dick, who has made plans to leave Paris. Jo does the runway show and before her wedding gown finale, she looks out the window and sees the plane Dick was supposed to be on, take off. Heartbroken, she runs off the runway in tears at the conclusion of the show. A top notch cast headed by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire make this a winner. Kaye Thompson is on hand for songs, dances and laughs, and George Gershwin's score sparkles.

Filmed in part on location in Paris, "Funny Face" beautifully conveys its story of romance with elegance and charm. Smart fashion costumes, photography and choreography combine to make this a hit. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial.

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