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"Dressed" is a compelling story of a young clothing designer, Nary Manivong, who defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to reach his ultimate dream, a show of his collection at New York Fashion Week. A truly inspiring story that unfolds... against the backdrop of the fashion industry in New York. Woven within his story are accounts and commentary from leading fashion industry experts, students and designers who relate their own perspectives about what it takes to make it in the highly competitive world of fashion.

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"Stretches 30 minutes of material to 79 through sheer repetition, both verbal (endlessly redundant talking heads) and visual (flashy montages replete with tangential catwalk imagery)."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"David John Swajeski, who directed, produced, and edited this documentary on the fledgling fashionista, snags his film on clichés, poor pacing, and an unwillingness or inability to push his subject beyond talk-show pop-psych babble."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"As movies about the fashion world go, Dressed isn't very fabulous."
‑ Paul Schrodt, Slant Magazine
"Even those viewers who share the film's conviction that preparing a collection for New York Fashion Week is inherently fascinating may lose interest long before the final frock is fitted."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"There's an affecting tale of career aspiration in the middle of this somewhat limited, repetitive documentary about the fashion business."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
""Dressed" is an uplifting story to be sure, but director-producer David Swajeski doesn't do it justice."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A nobody who wants to be somebody but doesn't want the hassle of auditioning for Project Runway to achieve his media moment. (Perhaps this is his audition tape.)"
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
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