Picture this: it’s 2006; an era void of It girls on Instagram and TikTok fashion gurus, and we’re introduced to Andy Sachs played by Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada. Also known as one of the most pivotal films written and played out in fashion media history—since birthing countless sartorial and cultural references that still hold fast to this day.
And as with any self-respecting fashion film, there’s the wardrobe glow-up to marvel at. As Andy trudges through her journey as the second assistant to the cold, menacing editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly—perfected by Meryl Streep—in a top fashion magazine based in New York City, she gradually blossoms in her career and her personal sense of style. As the movie progresses, we get to see a delicious montage of Andy showing off various looks—from tailored blazers to posh-white coats.
This year, the iconic film celebrates its 16th anniversary and just made its Broadway debut, with The Devil Wears Prada musical showing till 21 August at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. In honour of that, Vogue Singapore presents six stylish Anne Hathaway outfits as seen in the movie, and how you can recreate them with a modern-day twist.
The first look that graced the screen after Andy’s transformation confidently shows off her fit in Chanel boots and a tailored blazer as she stuns co-worker Emily speechless.
In an all-white ensemble, Andy struts down New York in a gorgeous robe with a newspaper boy cap to tie in her look.
Clad in black, Andy treats the audience with a sweet asymmetrical dress with a sharp boot to match, featuring her out-the-box tote.
When she was in trouble after invading Miranda’s privacy, Andy wears a low-cut dress, cinched with a belt, frantically walking down the streets of NYC.
Andy is a consummate professional as she chases her dreams of journalism in a casual leather jacket over a black turtle neck and knee-high boots.
Finally, an unforgettable look in our books: Andy pairs a white shirt with a sharp collar under an off-the-shoulder blouse—topping off the outfit with a tweed beret and a few Chanel necklaces to ace the look.