Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and written by Leonard Gershe, containing assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Although having the same title as the 1927 Broadway musical Funny Face by the Gershwin brothers, and featuring the same male star (Fred Astaire), the plot is totally different and only four of the songs from the stage musical are included. Alongside Astaire, the film stars Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson.
Maggie Prescott, a fashion magazine publisher and editor for Quality magazine, is looking for the next big fashion trend. She wants a new look which is to be both "beautiful" and "intellectual". She and top fashion photographer Dick Avery want models who can "think as well as they look." The two brainstorm and come up with the idea to use a book store in Greenwich Village as backdrop.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||New York City Paris|
|keywords||attack book store chichi church fashion magazine fashion photographer fashion show fly greenwich village how long has this been going on? id locked outside one night open scheme shoot song and dance wedding dress wedding gown|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|recordedAt||Los Angeles rue de la Paix|
|theme||fashion musical comedy romantic comedy romantic musical|