Dressed (2011)

"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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2011
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Ronnie Scheib

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).

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

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.

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Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine

As movies about the fashion world go, Dressed isn't very fabulous.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

David Noh
Film Journal International

There's an affecting tale of career aspiration in the middle of this somewhat limited, repetitive documentary about the fashion business.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

"Dressed" is an uplifting story to be sure, but director-producer David Swajeski doesn't do it justice.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

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.)

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