Why I love The Devil Wears Prada
One of my favourite films is The Devil Wears Prada. It stars Anne Hathaway (as Andrea), Meryl Streep (as Miranda Priestly) and Emily Blunt (as Emily). It follows the story of Andrea (referred to as Andy), who applies to be the assistant of Miranda Priestly at a fashion magazine called Runway. I am going to share with you why I loved the film so much.
Firstly, it’s a really stylish film. Andrea wears some great outfits and Emily, Andrea’s co-worker, is always in style. While Andrea’s style is classic, Emily takes more risks with her clothes and make-up; I like the green metallic eyeshadow she wears and she likes to wear lots of eyeliner. Andrea starts her job at Runway as a recent graduate interested in journalism, not in fashion. However, as the film progresses, she realises she has to take more of an interest in fashion in order to fit in. She gets help from her colleague Nigel and starts wearing some really stylish outfits. Emily, on the other hand, idolises Runway and worships fashion. It is clear that what she wears every day is vital to her. She puts her own twist on her outfits and make-up.
Another reason why I love the film is because it has some really funny moments. Emily is hilarious without even trying to be. She has so much attitude. For example, when she is in hospital after injuring herself, she speaks really angrily to Andrea about Andrea going to Paris for work instead of her, and then afterwards smiles really sweetly at the man bringing her food to her hospital bed; the contrast made me laugh!
We get to see some great cities in the film too. When Andrea and the Runway team go to Paris, we see beautiful views of the city. It looks so chic and romantic. We also see New York City, not just the fashionable parts but normal, everyday life such as Andrea and her boyfriend’s apartment and New Yorkers going about their daily business on the streets.
One of the main reasons I liked the film was because it opened me up to the world of fashion and the jobs within the fashion industry. I was thirteen when I watched the film and had no idea about what being someone’s assistant meant! I’m sure Andrea’s case was one of the more extreme ones; Miranda Priestly was clearly the boss from hell. However I’m sure that some of the tasks asked of her are asked of real-life assistants too. Some of Miranda’s demands were unreasonable: for example, she gets Andrea, at very short notice, to hunt down the unpublished manuscript of the new Harry Potter book, testing Andrea’s nerves.
Overall, The Devil Wears Prada is a really fun and entertaining film. I recommend you watch it if you haven’t already, and it’s not just for fashion lovers!