February 4, 2011
Studio: OneRock Moving Pictures
Director: David Swajeski
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Nary Manivong, Mickey Boardman, Simon Collins, Nanette Lepore, Fern Mallis, Lynn Yaeger, Ally Hilfiger
Official website: Dressed-themovie.com
"Dressed" is the inspiring story of self-taught clothing designer Nary Manivong. Homeless at 14, Nary pursues his dream of showing his collection at New York's Fashion Week. Nary's story shows the strength of the human spirit as he navigates through one of the toughest businesses to achieve his goal – the one joy that brings him hope in the face of hardship. The film features commentary from industry experts, celebrities and fashion press, who discuss what it's really like to make it in the world of fashion. Woven within his story are accounts and commentary from leading fashion industry experts, celebrities, and designers who relate their own perspective about what it takes to make it in this industry. Industry experts include Mickey Boardman, Paper Magazine; Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons, The New School for Design; Simon Doonan, Author and Creative Director at Barney's; George Furlan, Fashion Industry Consultant; Mary Gehlhar, Author "The Fashion Designer's Survival Guide"; Margaret Hayes, President, the Fashion Group International, Nanette Lepore, Designer, Fern Mallis, Consultant and former Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Robert Verdi, Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Lynn Yeager, legendary fashion writer.