Anne Hathaway Reveals Her Favourite Outfit In ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

It's not the outfit you'd think.
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If you’re a fan of The Devil Wears Prada then you’ve likely re-watched the fashion film countless times. As a result, it’s likely that you can remember each and every fashion moment like the back of your hand.

Lo and behold, so does Anne Hathaway, and she has shared her favourite ensemble from the 2006 film.

In a cover story with Interview magazine, the Academy Award-winning actor was given the opportunity to answer a series of questions from famous fans and friends, starting with designer Michael Kors. 

The accessories designer took one for the team, asking what fans around the world have always wondered—what was Anne’s favourite look from Andy Sachs’ wardrobe?

Surprisingly, it wasn’t the famous Chanel boots that she struts past Emily and Giselle Bündchen’s character in the Runway offices. But, fret not, her favourite look still includes a nod to Chanel.

“Michael Kors and I used to live in the same building. We had the most fun lobby in New York at the time,” Hathway recalled, explaining how the two became friends. 

She continued, “But it’s a chicken-and-egg question, because what I think of as my style is so influenced by getting to work with Patricia Field and having conversations with her about how to put outfits together.”

“I love what I wore to the James Hoult party, that velvet Chanel coat that went to the knees, and then the miniskirt and the stockings and the slouched boots,” she revealed, adding, “I think it was a sample because I kept finding straight pins in it.”

Devil Wears Prada

Then, calling upon another designer friend, Marc Jacobs, Anne was asked whether there were any fashion moments throughout her career that she regrets.

“There was this one time where I was very young and dressed myself for an event, and I stepped onto a red carpet and did not know my dress was see-through, and I wasn’t wearing a bra,” she said.

“It was a very long carpet, and at no point did any of the people in that wall of photographers stop to give me a heads-up or offer me a jacket.”

“I’m not naive. I don’t expect that, but it’s something I would do for another person if I saw it. And so I would erase that, just because it sucked.”

There you have it, we may have only seen glimpses of her ensemble as she skipped through New York streets to find Hoult’s penthouse party, but clearly, that outfit isn’t one to forget.

Anne Hathaway at the 2024 SAG Awards in a cerulean gown. Image: Getty

Hathaway appears to have a keen eye for Devil Wears Prada fashion references, recently wearing a cerulean gown to the 2024 SAG Awards. That’s right. Not turquoise, not lapis — cerulean. It was at this awards that she reunited with her co-stars in the film, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt to present an award. 

The dress is, of course, a reference to Miranda Priestly’s cerluean monologue, which she deploys to mock Hathaway’s blue sweater.

The cerulean sweater.

In case you were wondering, here’s Miranda’s cerulean monologue, in full:

“You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blindly unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic “casual corner” where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of ‘stuff’.”

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