Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field


Fashion rulebreaker Patricia Field is the creative mind responsible for the iconic costume design of well-known TV shows and movies—Sex and the City, Emily in Paris, Ugly Betty, and The Devil Wears Prada. Unmistakable with her fiery red hair, Patricia enjoys being known as the “Exaggeration Queen” for fashion choices that don’t follow trends but, rather, make them. Born in New York City to Greek and Armenian parents in the 1940s, Patricia always bucked the traditional and expected, choosing tomboy attire and cowgirl outfits over poofy dresses. At the heart of it all though, are Patricia’s strong ties to underground communities. Patricia, who has had several queer relationships, gave space and employment in the 1980s and 90s to those who were marginalized, such as drag queens, transgender folks, and counterculture misfits. Through a series of fly-on-the-wall conversations with her close friends, celebrity interviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at her styling process, we see the woman who created the clothes and decades of sartorial extravagance. BD


Michael Selditch


Donald Zuckerman, Samuel J. Paul, Michael Selditch


Robert Tate


Kris Lindenmuth

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United States

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100 minutes