The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film, a loose screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. It stars Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs, a recent college graduate who goes to New York City, aspiring to be a journalist but lands a job as an assistant for the icy editor-in-chief (Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep )of Runway fashion magazine, a job that ‘a million girls would die for. In the initial parts of the movie, it depicts Andy having little to no fashion sense but as she starts working for Miranda she develops a sense of fashion. The movie was shot in Paris and New York.
Although the movie is set in the fashion world, most designers and other fashion notables avoided appearing as themselves for fear of displeasing U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who is widely believed to have been the inspiration for Priestly. Only Valentino Garavani, who had designed the black gown Meryl Streep wears in the museum benefit scene, chose to make an appearance. Many designers allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, making it the most expensively-costumed film in history. Wintour later overcame her initial skepticism, saying she liked the film and Streep in particular.
The movie is a depiction of a cruel fashion world that is a kill or be killed world. Patricia Field is an American costume designer, stylist and fashion designer, was the costume designer of the movie and was also nominated for Best costume designer at the Oscars and the BAFTA awards for the movie. She had also worked on other projects like Sex and the city, the movie and the series.
While none appeared onscreen, designers were very helpful to Patricia Field. Her $100,000 budget for the film's costumes was supplemented by help from friends from throughout the industry. Ultimately, she believes, at least $1 million worth of clothing was used in the film, making it one of the most expensively costumed movies in...