Hello everyone and welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today I want to talk about one of my favorite fashion films: The Devil Wears Prada, and why I love and recommend this movie.
Fashion is everywhere, and is apart of our everyday lives. One of my favorite things about fashion is how it's expressed through films.
I've seen this movie a handful of times, and each time I watch it, I learn something new. Watching this movie inspires me and helps remind me why I love fashion and why it's important.
I don't want to go into a long review or spoil the movie, but I want to share what it means to me and how I perceive it. However, if you hate spoilers, I'd recommend watching the movie first so that this post doesn't ruin anything before you see it.
To me, this movie tells the story of the process of finding yourself, believing in yourself, and staying true to who you are.
If you've seen the movie, you'll know the details, but if you haven't, I'd recommend giving it a watch.
All the girls who want to work at Runway at the beginning of the film are all the same. They're fashionable, chic, and fit the standard of what the magazine represents.
Andy isn't anything like those girls, but she's the one who gets the job--the one who get's the chance. Why? Because she's different.
She doesn't look like the other girls, and she doesn't want the job for the same reason they do, but even though she doesn't fit the "standard", she get's the opportunity.
There are people who may have advantages in life based on their looks or appearance and background, however, this isn't always a guarantee for an opportunity, and the film shows not to count yourself out because of your looks or background, and that your differences can help you stand apart from the crowd.
Even though Andy gets the position, she doesn't understand or respect fashion like the other girls. It's not important to her.
Although she doesn't have to think the same way the other girls do, it is important for her to understand the importance of fashion as it encompasses her job, and if you're going to seek something out and pursue it, you might as well get passionate about it.
The icon of the movie, Miranda Priestly, quickly puts Andy in check when they discuss her attire. Andy quickly realizes that she is apart of the very thing that she thinks isn't important to her, and that whether she wants to acknowledge it or not, fashion is apart of her everyday life.
Through the movie, Andy grows and develops and realizes the importance of fashion and style. She changes her look, and through it she gains confidence and respect.
While doing so, she struggles with what many struggle with when they are getting wrapped up in fashion and changing their looks--vanity and identity. She must decide who she is and what's important to her, and her internal struggle is one that is complex and real.
Andy shows us that none of us are perfect, and that we're all striving to be our best and do our best. She shows us that no matter how different or carefree we are, we all still want to be liked and accepted to some extent.
She shows us that it's okay to expand your passions and interests, but that it's important to stay true to yourself.
I also admire this film for the different designers and brands mentioned and seeing them represented.
One of my favorite models Gisele Bündchen is also in the film, and it's cool to see fashion role models represented as well.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed and that this post helped you in some way.
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