The Devil Wears Prada

July 4, 2006 at 4:41 pm (Uncategorized)

I really enjoyed this movie, so much, in fact that I saw it twice during the opening weekend. It closely follows the book, but with a bit more sophiscation. The movie so far has received great reviews, and opened at number two in the Box Office Sales for that weekend, only to be behind Superman Returns (which had a head start as it opened two whole days before the Devil).

The opening scene is a montage of fashionistas getting ready, including the main character Andy. Tall model like women slip into Chloe boots, Chanel skirts and more while Andy slips into JCREW?? The model women put on MAC lipsticks while Andy applies Chapstick.

As the scene unfolds into the women on their way to work, you hear the “clacking” of the fashionsitas heels on the pavement, and not Andy’s. I thought this was interesting because in the book the model like girls who work at Runway were called “clackers” in the book, due to the sound their stilleto heels made on the marble tile of Runway Magazine’s lobby. It shows that Andy is far from these girls, far from being one of them.

I won’t go into too much detail about the movie, other than saying that Patricia Field did a great job at the styling. The wardrobe is amazing, espcecially Andy’s Chanel necklaces. LOVED THEM!!!

Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestly has a sophiscated and caluclating business women, obsessed with her career. Not quite as edgy and hard ass as the character in the book, which makes the movie more enjoyable I think. She kept some of her cutting tongue and demeaning one liners though. This movie is full of fun one liners, including my favorite from Emily (What? Do you have some hideous skirt convention to go to?)

I have heard some negative thoughts on the movie, mostly people saying that it’s not exactly how the fashion industry is. Such as, no assistant at Vogue, or anyone else at Vogue for that manner, would be getting designer pieces from the wardrobe closet. Come on people, it’s a MOVIE for christ sakes. The book is only slightly founded on a real experience, but fiction none the less.


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