Earlier this week, we got an early screening of Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris in Los Angeles, California. This delightful Focus Features film hits theaters for one day ONLY, Friday July 15th!
When I was a little girl, I would get lost in the pages of Vogue magazine. I would dream about one day owning a couture Valentino dress, and yet my dream has not been fulfilled. The new film, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is an enchanting story of a London housemaid who lives out this very dream of owning a sensational gown like this.
Watch the official trailer here.
n 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook — but the very future of the House of Dior.
This inspiring film tells the story of a sweet and kind maid that lives in London. She lives a very ordinary life, but something would move her and change her forever.
She stumbles upon a Dior dress at one of her employer’s homes, and something inside of her says that she must own one herself. She saves every dime, and travels to Paris to find the dress of her dreams, not knowing what would be in store for her.
This new film showcases some historic couture dresses that took my breathe away. Oscar winning costume designer, Jenny Beavan worked with the Dior archival team in Paris to recreate famous 1950s designs for the film. (Cruella costume designer)
English actress, Lesley Manville stars as Ada Harris. She is compelling, endearing, and captivating. This film was smartly written, and the cast was brilliantly selected. I laughed, I cried, and I also fell in love with the magnificent fashion!