The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren WeisbergerA delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses.
Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about “The Boss from Hell.” Narrated in Andrea’s smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.
THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'The Devil Wears Prada' 13 years later
In shot by shot comparisons of the two films, it is hard to deny that they are linked. In both shots we see the critical nature of the editors, but also how the employees understand the value of their opinions: these women have the final say on everything to do with the magazine. The films portray these women with respect and almost gratitude, alongside being ruthless in the editorial process. Now, audiences can appreciate the work that goes into creating one of the most popular magazines of all time. The devil may wear Prada, but Wintour is first and foremost the embodiment of a successful business woman. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Please refresh the page and retry. M eryl Streep has never been anyone's idea of a shrinking violet, but even she seems slightly on edge during a meeting with Vogue editor Anna Wintour , who has long been cited as the inspiration for her ice-cold character in The Devil Wears Prada.
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In , 20th Century Fox bought the rights to a film adaptation of Weisburger's novel before it was completed for publication. However, the project was not greenlit until Streep was cast in the lead role. Principal photography ran for 57 days, primarily taking place in New York from October to December later that year. Additional filming also occurred in Paris. The film received positive reviews from critics, with Streep's performance being singled out for praise. Blunt also drew favorable reviews and nominations for her performance. Although the film is set in the fashion world, most designers and other fashion notables avoided appearing as themselves for fear of displeasing US Vogue editor Anna Wintour , who is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Priestly.
The Devil Wears Prada is a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman who is hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor , a job that becomes nightmarish as she struggles to keep up with her boss's grueling schedule and demeaning demands. It spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list and became the basis for the film of the same name , starring Meryl Streep , Anne Hathaway , and Emily Blunt. The novel is considered by many to be an example of the " chick lit " genre. Upon its publication The Devil Wears Prada attracted attention because of its author's background. Before writing the novel, Weisberger had worked as a personal assistant for American Vogue editor Anna Wintour , much like the novel's protagonist works for a powerful fashion magazine editor, who also happens to be British like Wintour. She believes she'll be closer to her dream of working for The New Yorker if she can get a job in the magazine industry. She gets a surprise interview at the Elias-Clark Group and is hired as junior assistant for Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Runway.
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