In the adventure comedy film Cruella, Emma Stone plays the title character. The plot is an origin story for the villain of Disney's animated film 101 Dalmatians. Set in London during the punk rock movement of the 1970s, the film revolves around Estella Miller, an aspiring fashion designer, as she explores the path that will lead her to become a notorious up and coming fashion designer known as Cruella de Vil. Estella is making ends meet alongside Jasper and Horace as thieves, while honing her fashion skills by designing their disguises. Estella, under the guise of Cruella and wearing her natural hair color, crashes a rich Baroness' party to steal a necklace. When the Baroness uses a whistle to command her Dalmatians, Estella realizes that she used the same whistle to direct her dogs to murder Estella's mother. Seeking revenge for her mother's death, Estella taunts the Baroness.