It’s wild to believe, but I had just graduated high school as an eager fashion-industry hopeful when the film adaption of Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada debuted 13 years ago. While I knew it depicted a Hollywood version of what it’s like to work behind the pages of a glossy magazine, it did, at the same time, bring me one of my first (albeit exaggerated) glimpses into the cast of characters within the fashion world. Its most noteworthy depiction? Ruthless tastemakers like the infamous Miranda Priestly (played by the legendary Meryl Streep).
While there are many layers (some icier than others) behind the character of Miranda Priestly, she is, simply put, a fashion connoisseur at her core. As a result, despite her fictional nature, there’s a wealth of style knowledge to learn from her regarding trends that are in and out. Of course, there’s the obvious—ahem, the importance of the cerulean trend —but there are more lessons I learned from Priestly after watching her (along with Nigel and company) transform Andy Sachs from writer hopeful to magazine maven.
What’s particularly interesting is that many of the MP-approved fashion takeaways in question are actually relevant to the autumn 2019 season. With that in mind, I thought it would be amusing to highlight the fall trends I think Priestly would toss and add to our closets based on style hints from the film. Keep scrolling to build that Runway-approved fall 2019 wardrobe. That’s all.