Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ moment at New York Fashion Week


Written by the author Leah Dolan, CNN

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Life imitated art in the front row of the Michael Kors show on Wednesday, with assigned seats placing Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and actress Anne Hathaway side by side in a display of PR genius.

Wintour, as always, was dressed in her signature look (a pair of dark sunglasses framing her eyes and her prominent blonde bob), but Hathaway’s outfits were also popular. Dressed in a black knit turtleneck, a chestnut brown fur coat and a high ponytail with a harsh fringe, Hathaway was a facsimile of her on-screen character Andrea Sachs in the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Anne Hathaway and Anna Wintour sit next to Serena Williams and Eric Adams at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2023 show in New York. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name, the film chronicles Sachs’ trials and tribulations as she clumsily moves through the upper echelons of the fashion industry in pursuit of a career in journalism. In short order, she ends up as the personal assistant to the abusive magazine editor Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep), a character inspired by the well-known Wintour herself.

Nearly 17 years later, “The Devil Wears Prada” is still one of the funniest exposés about the industry’s absurdity. Seeing Hathaway sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the film’s muse in an outfit that looked straight out of Andrea Sachs’s character’s wardrobe (in the context of an actual fashion show, meanwhile) was something the internet quickly took full circle. with both hands “Andy Sachs, 2022 is coming!” wrote the Instagram account of the fashion watchdog Diet Prada, in a message that has been liked by more than 250,000 people since yesterday afternoon.

Hathaway looked the part of her on-screen character Andrea Sachs in the 2006 film "The devil wears Prada."

Hathaway looked the part of her on-screen character Andrea Sachs in the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada.” Credit: IMBD

But this isn’t the first time Hathaway has engineered a self-referential fashion moment. The actress has starred in several films that have become relics of pop culture: Mia Thermopolis, as an introverted teenage-turned-princess, in “The Princess Diaries” franchise (2001-2004). At the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Hathaway’s ethereal Armani Privé column gown worn at the red carpet screening of “Armageddon Time” went viral for its resemblance to the royal attire often worn by the character of the Genovian princess.
Hathaway front row at the Michael Kors show on Wednesday.

Hathaway front row at the Michael Kors show on Wednesday. Credit: Gotham/WireImage/Getty Images

Hathaway and Wintour’s brilliant meta-meeting is the perfect ending to New York Fashion Week – an event that’s bigger than ever and back this season, after February’s shows were marred by ongoing Covid-19 cuts. The paparazzi-glamorous shot is so strange, you can almost hear Priestly’s seductive words pressed between his lips: “Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us.”