Analysis Of The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada was released on June 30, 2006 in the United States and has since then climbed to worldwide fame. Based on Laura Weisberger’s novel of the same name, the film stars Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a high-powered head editor for a fashion magazine, and Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs, Priestly’s newly graduated co-assistant. The film spans the course of eight months as Andy not only becomes accustomed to her new job in the fashion industry, but also becomes accustomed to the movie’s portrayal of the cutthroat professional world. Due to the heavy emphasis on the fashion aspects of the story, as the film progresses, Andy finds herself being transformed physically through her hair, clothing, and makeup by the world around her. This change in looks signals to the audience that Andy no longer has to fight to survive in the professional world, but has learned to thrive in it and manipulate it to her own gain. In The Devil Wear Prada, the film uses Andy’s physical transformations throughout the story in order to brings to light the need for and the validity of professional attire. At the beginning of the film, Andy Sachs is portrayed as the typical recently graduated college student. During the opening scenes of the movie, Andy is presented as dressing practically. Her under clothes come in basic colors and she chooses pants over skirts or dresses. She eventually chooses to throw a heavy coat over her entire outfit, shielding her figure not just from the cold,
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