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9 October 2008

“…This… ‘stuff’? I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. 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 blithely 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 8 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.”

-Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada


This movie just has to be my all time favorite movie; the reason is truly self-explanatory. The moral of the story? Know your colors, darlings.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 October 2008 7:35 am

    I love that quote and how it smartens up people who think they’re too “deep” to care about fashion.

  2. 9 October 2008 11:04 am

    haha I love it. One of my favourite scenes in that film by far.

  3. 9 October 2008 11:43 am

    i can’t believe i haven’t seen it yet!!!

  4. 10 October 2008 4:06 am

    I did’nt knew these pictures
    funny to see that.
    Hi from Paris !

    Fred the Mole

  5. Milly permalink
    15 October 2008 11:10 am

    love this movie!!!

  6. 17 October 2008 12:21 pm

    I love this movie too, I think she was trying to act like she actually had a higher set of morals and that she would never compromise herself, but she does it so many times in the movie and so many people point it out to her but she still believes in her head that she has integrity. Even when she leave Runway she will still end up compromising her jaded values because of the type of industry she is in.

  7. 29 October 2008 10:26 am

    Love the two photos together. I bet the set designers for the show used the first photo (Anna Wintour’s office) as a template for Miranda Prestley’s office.

    Great find!


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