Why So Boring? Robert Altman's habit of letting a big cast wander around improvising their incessant chatter always risked dramatic meltdown.
His fashion world satire made that possibility inescapable. The fact that everybody is a vacuous, self-absorbed numpty leaves a film that is smugly self-satisfied enough to simply show these idiots at work.
Without ever once feeling the need to impose any wit or drama onto proceedings.
How To Add A Bit Of Excitement: Two words - Blue Steel.