The Devil Wears Prada… and Gucci, and Valentino, and Moschino and Chanel…
I have to admit, I don’t religiously read Vogue magazine, but I skim through every issue that comes to the office. Ever since I read “The Devil Wears Prada” I was that much more intrigued by Anna Wintour and the inner-workings of Conde Nast. (Read the book – not watched the movie. Because the book was deliciously vulgar and full of chain smoking, swearing, bitching, and complaining – not sugar sweet Anne Hathaway trying to portray semi-bitchy Meryl Streep’s lackey.)
Imagine my delight when I heard that R.J. Cutler was producing a documentary called “The September Issue” – a look inside the making of Vogue’s 2007 September book. I have always been intrigued by the fashion magazines, and recently completed a press trip to NYC where I met with ten fashion editors. It’s such a thrill walking into Conde Nast, but I’ve never walked through the doors of Vogue. Teen Vogue yes, Vogue no. (And even then, most editors chose to meet with us in the front lobby…but I digress.)
If there was ever any doubt that “The Devil Wears Prada” was NOT based on Anna Wintour, it’s dismissed solely by viewing the trailer. The office set-up, the two assistants, the comment, “Is anyone coming to this run-through except for me?” mirrors the book. The movie opened in New York City on August 28 and in other select cities on September 11 during Fashion Week. I was lucky enough to check out the advanced screening at the AMC Boston Common 19 (thanks Misstropolis!) and I highly recommend it. (Check out some Boston-area movie times here.) If you go, just remember to rock some Prada.
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