"Aelrun Goette sets a monument to this not only fashion-wild time right before the fall of the Berlin Wall."
"The fashion scene in the GDR was livelier than many believe - as a new film now shows"
"Aelrun Goette's long-awaited new feature perfectly captures the zeitgeist."“Claudia Michelsen plays the boss with beautiful ambivalence.”
"Aelrun Goette's direction and screenplay tell a stirring and entertaining story about a universal human power that was inherent in the people of the GDR, about setting out into life and about how freedom can only really be lived when there are still dreams."
" ...resembles a journey through time, which captivates the cinema-goers who travel along with it."
"An enchanting, life-affirming film about a young woman who defies the adversities of life in the GDR"
"This film is fascinating"
"A multi-layered, entertaining and smart film."
German Film and Media Review
"Everything but gray"
"evokes the liberating, subversive spirit of fashion"
"A great film, really well done!"
"So much for the GDR being only gray. Aelrun Goette tells of fashion, beauty and strong 'East-German women'."
"A stirring, well-researched and excellently cast film."
"A dazzlingly beautiful film"
"A story of inner freedom and boundless empowerment"
"A scintillating story in the midst of real-socialist everyday life"
"A motion picture celebrates the pioneers of those days"
"A film about the fashion of the GDR that fits perfectly into today."
"A wonderful film about the passion and dreams of the people"
"A visual delight"