Anne Hathaway Shows Off The 8 Designers Who Are Flipping The "Pretty" Script

Photographed by Guy Aroch.
It seems as if Anne Hathaway has been portraying the fashion elite for as long as she’s been showing up on our screens. From that epic makeover scene in The Princess Diaries (not to mention the corduroy jacket that launched a million thrifting trips across the country) to The Devil Wears Prada, where she literally plays the gatekeeper to the most influential fashion editor of that fantasy world — and does it all in head-to-toe Chanel. Her transformations, too, have always taken a trajectory from plain to pretty — ditching the flannels, big sweaters, and knee socks for frills, ruffles, and glitter. But as Anne has shown in more recent years — and through complicated, nuanced roles that create a multifaceted image of what being a woman is — there’s more than one way to do pretty.

In honor of Anne's on-screen fashion legacy, her real-world perspective about doing things her way, and our Fuck the Fashion Rules manifesto, we shot Anne in eight designers who might do big frills, big ruffles, and big glitter…but you'd be dead wrong to call them precious. Read our interview with Anne here, and then come back to see all the fashion looks.
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Photographed by Guy Aroch.
Christian Dior — From the New Look to Raf Simons, the house of Dior has always pioneered new innovations while maintaining old techniques. Its most recently saw bejeweled dresses, as well as patterned jumpsuits, that make us feel like real-life superheroes.

Christian Dior
Top, Pants, and Shoes.
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Christian Dior Top and Pants.
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Christian Dior Top and Pants.
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Margiela — The famously anonymous designer built a label that has two dual missions: to keep you clothed, and to keep you asking questions about your clothes. Subversive and surreal, Margiela's duds always come with a bite — even its pretty, chiffon dresses.

Maison Margiela
Dress.
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Maison Margiela Jacket, Dress, and Shoes.
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Chalayan — Utilizing technology to an amazing degree, Hussein Chalayan has long enjoyed mashing together traditionally soft symbols like florals, silks, and frilliness with its harder and sharper opposites, such as decay, plastics, and architectural shapes.

Chalayan
Jacket, Anne's Own Pants.
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Chalayan Jacket, Anne's Own Pants.
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Delpozo — There are few ready-to-wear labels these days that utilize couture-level techniques and craftsmanship. Delpozo makes luxury gowns and separates, but don't expect anything to dress up the Cinderellas of the world: There are weirdly wonderful moments that can turn off fashion purists…but that's why we like them.

Delpozo Silk Organza Skirt, $1350, available at Moda Operandi; Delpozo Double Faced Neoprene Embroidered Jacket, $5800, available at Moda Operandi; Delpozo Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Skirt, $1100, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Prada — Miuccia Prada is one of the few living female designers who has built an empire out of her collection. Prada's clothes are always aiming to be more cool than sophisticated, and even when Prada's making up pink empire-waist dresses covered in bows and blooms, it's got some edge to it.

Prada
Dress; Carolina Amato Gloves; Prada Double Mary Jane Pump, $790, available at Nordstrom.
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Prada Dress.
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Christopher Kane — Kane leads the Brit Pack of young designers who've always done things their own way. When Kane's using mermaid ruffles or strands of sparkles, his clothes always seem more fit for a punk than a princess.

Christopher Kane Layered Ruffle Organza Dress, $1694, available at Matchesfashion.com; Christopher Kane Shoes.
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Christopher Kane Layered Ruffle Organza Dress, $1694, available at Matchesfashion.com.
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Marc Jacobs — Even though Jacobs' aesthetic has changed since the '90s, he's never strayed too far from his punk roots. You can always leave it up to Marc to get a good read on pop culture, and then dish it back with something we all want to wear.

Marc Jacobs
Jacket, Skirt, Shoes, and Gloves.
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Marc Jacobs Jacket, Skirt, Shoes, and Gloves.
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Marc Jacobs Jacket, Skirt, and Gloves.
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Marc Jacobs Jacket, Skirt, and Gloves.
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