Besides Sex And The City and Confessions Of A Shopaholic, Devil Wears Prada is totally our fashion movie obsession. No matter how time flies, it continues to be top 3 of our favorites. We all love it for different reasons. Most of us can relate to having a demanding boss, well, maybe not as ridiculous as Miranda Priestly but you get the point. We’ve all struggled when it comes to balancing a career and a personal life, oh the art of the fashion world. This film also gives us an idea of what the industry looks like when you’re working for the Editor in Chief of a huge fashion magazine. But was it the truth? Does the head boss of fashion magazine act in such way? Well, It’s known that Vogue’s Anna Wintour served as an inspiration for Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel upon which the film is based. We all love Anna Wintour and look up to her as a huge inspiration but it left us all wondering if this is really who Anna Wintour is. Could she be the crazy and uptight boss who we all fear to end up with?
Wanting our questions to be answered by fashion gals with actual experience just thank me later!
Landon Peoples, associate editor at V Magazine:
For all intents and purposes, I love The Devil Wears Prada, but it is scarily accurate—even today. Working in fashion, you’ll encounter every personality represented in that film—the nice ones, the mean ones, the backstabbers, and people who will really help you and want to see you succeed—and, you’ll also experience different working environments similar to the offices of Runway. But, nowadays, you can sort of customize how Devil Wears Prada you want your career to be. If you want that exact experience, work in print or at one of the old, storied publications. If you don’t want that experience, and you want a great work-life balance and an open, amicable office culture, then work at a digital media company. But whatever you do—work your ass off, and worry about the Chanel boots later.