One of the Fashion capitals of the world is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a movie that made headlines all around the world for its witty, entertaining, and comical comments. The movie, The Devil Wears Prada, made its debut in 2006. It starred Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway. Streep portrayed the fashionable editor-in-chief of a high-end fashion magazine, Miranda Priestly, while Hathaway portrayed Andy Sacks, a journalist graduate from Northeastern University.
The movie’s setting was based in New York and Paris, but mostly in NYC. Even though it’s been ten years, NY is still celebrating the success of the movie. The setting is what made the movie, and what better place to film a movie than in two cities that know fashion best.
The movie was originally a book and was then made into a movie by Fox 2000 Pictures. The author of the book, Lauren Weisberger, was an ex-assistant to the real life editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. It has been said that Streep’s character is modeled after Anna Wintour.
Not only does The Devil Wear Prada showcase the fashion world and journalistic world, but it showcases what everyday life is like in NYC for most magazine writers or editors or assistants. It showcases the average and the above average and what most endure under the power of another person’s position. Of course one does not see that only in NYC but also all around the world in famous cities. The point here is NYC has always been a model as to what city life is like, not just here but all over the world, and many films, not just the Devil Wears Prada portray that.
The film grossed $300 million dollars, and was filmed in a very short amount of time in 2005 from October to December in 50 days in Paris and New York City. It is one of Streep and Hathaway’s most popular films.
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