I just finished watching Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire…it was s’wonderful! There were so many great singing and dancing scenes. I don’t usually like musicals, but this one was great! The storyline is basically about a young girl who works in a bookstore who is suddenly interrupted one day in the store by a swarm of fashion magazine models and photographers. Hepburn’s character hates the idea of models and photographers invading her store, and especially hates the idea when they want to use her in their fashion magazine! From there the movie takes a lot of interesting plot twists and turns and Hepburn somehow winds up in the middle of it all!
What was really cool about the movie also was that it was pretty plain to see that it most definitely inspired shows like “Ugly Betty” and the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” where the background plot setting is also at a fast-paced fashion magazine. Of course, considering both Givenchy and Edith Head combined their talents in costume design, and the film score was set to the music of the great George Gershwin and Fred Astaire and Audrey H. were both classically trained dancers, Funny Face is a difficult act to follow.
Here is the movie trailer: