Anna Wintour at New York Fashion Week? Innovative, we know.
But we can’t ignore the obvious “The Devil Wears Prada” comparisons when Anne Hathaway sits right next to her. The art came to life for this genius PR gesture when the actor and Vogue editor were spotted sitting front row at the Michael Kors show on Wednesday.
The fashion mogul is, of course, widely considered the inspiration behind Runway boss Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep in the 2006 film, which also starred Hathaway as budding journalist Andrea. Sachs.
The two were pictured side-by-side next to Serena Williams at Kors’ Spring ’23 show in New York City. Wintour paired her signature sunglasses and bucket hat with a black and white floral print dress.
And that’s not all. Hathaway seemed to be channeling one of Andrea’s many looks from the film.
No, the Oscar-winning actress wasn’t wearing the Chanel boots, but she wore a brown jacket and a turtleneck sweater with a high ponytail and choppy bangs below her eyebrows.
The entire ensemble looked more like the outfit her character wore during the final moments of the film, which was based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger.
Fans of the film, which was recently adapted into a Broadway-bound musical with a score by Elton John, took note of the fashion crumbs Hathaway seemed to be leaving behind.
“Andrea Sachs IS THAT YOU?” one person wrote on Twitter.
“Anne Hathaway referring to ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (17 years ago) while sitting next to Anna Wintour at fashion week…the hold she has on me “, wrote another person in a separate tweet.
While the comedy is now considered one of Hathaway’s biggest hits, director David Frankel revealed last year on the film’s 15th anniversary that it was far from the first choice for play the main role.
The studio wanted a “drama actress established on Hathaway and her then teen-oriented filmography”. They had their eyes on Rachel McAdams, who turned down the role three times
“The studio was determined to have her, and she was determined not to,” Frankel told Entertainment Weekly.
But Hathaway, of course, came out on top in the end after she “never stopped campaigning, calling” the studio.
“I remember the moment I found out I got the part, I ran into my apartment screaming,” she told Entertainment Weekly last year. “I had a bunch of friends at the time. I jumped into the living room and shouted, ‘I’m going to be in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’!’ »