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8 Lies The Devil Wears Prada Told Us

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    There is something undeniably mesmerizing about horror stories from the publishing industry, and The Devil Wears Prada set a pretty high bar back when it was released in June 2006. Now, 10 years after the fact, the movie — which helped catapult Anne Hathaway into a new circle of fame — is still the standard for what it means to work under a truly terrifying tyrant. (Horrible Bosses tried. But it didn't have Miranda Priestly to strike true fear into our hearts.)

    Here's the thing, though. While we love The Devil Wears Prada, some things about the movie don't exactly map the realities of a publishing assistant's life — or anyone's life in New York City right after college, for that matter. We know, we know: It's a movie. But some bits and pieces are just so wildly wrong that we feel like it's time to set the record straight once and for all. To that end, we've collected some of the most egregious lies that The Devil Wears Prada told us. Of course, let the record show that we'll still be gleefully watching this film for years and years to come — and taking great pleasure in all its decadent truth-stretching.





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    Lies No. 2 & 3: You could laugh at your super-uptight boss without getting in major trouble, and fashion always trickles from the top down.

    I cringed the first time I watched this scene — and I have every time thereafter, because Andy has clearly committed such a huge faux pas when she giggles out of turn and makes light of fashion while employed at a fashion magazine. Get with the program, girl.

    Furthermore, as The Cut's Stella Bugbee pointed out a couple years back: Miranda might be right about how trends make their way from runway to bargain bin. But she neglected to highlight how designers take inspiration from the trenches, a.k.a streetwear, and how it's less of a top-down inspiration cycle than one that loops back up from the bottom.

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    Lie No. 6: That this happens when the editor-in-chief comes into the office.

    Seriously. Not even at Vogue.