Anne Hathaway’s “Devil Wears Prada” homage was completely unplanned.
The actress made headlines for her appearance at New York Fashion Week in September when she sat next to Anna Wintour at the Michael Kors show. She wore an outfit nearly identical to her character Andy’s outfit in “The Devil Wears Prada”. Meryl Streep’s character in the film is said to be based on Wintour.
Fans were quick to point out the similarities online, but Hathaway admitted it was an accident.
“It was kind of nuts, wasn’t it?” She said of the outfit during her appearance on “Today”.
Anne Hathaway talks about her iconic Fashion Week moment next to Anna Wintour: “I looked in the mirror and I thought ‘Oh that’s funny, I wonder if anybody will notice.’” pic.twitter.com/EdRkVioqMW
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 12, 2022
She recalled she “was supposed to wear something else, the shoes didn’t fit, this was the other outfit that came.”
The similar hairstyle was also something her hairstylist decided.
“And then my hairstylist, who was so lovely — I had never worked with him before — just said, ‘Oh I know what to do,’ and he threw my hair up in a ponytail,” she shared, continuing, “I looked in the mirror and I thought, ‘Oh that’s funny, I wonder if anybody will notice.’”
She laughed, adding, “You noticed.”
In the 2006 film, Andy wears an outfit consisting of a black turtleneck and a brown leather jacket with her bangs bluntly cut and her hair partially tied back.
Hathaway’s outfit for the Michael Kors show consisted of a black turtleneck with a brown, crocodile pattern, Michael Kors jacket. Her hair was also styled similarly with blunt bangs and her hair tied back.
“The Devil Wears Prada” was adapted from the book by Lauren Weisberger of the same name and was believed to be based on her experiences as an assistant for Vogue editor Wintour.