“The Devil Wears Prada” gave us commoners a glimpse into the world of high-end fashion. This 2006 comedy practically doubled as an exposé of the fashion industry’s cutthroat energy. Legendary for boss Miranda Priestly’s cutting one-liners (“That’s all.”), this film had to be the most fashionable movie to date.
The iconic Patricia Field, most known for “Sex and The City,” styled the film and won an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design. We rounded up some of the most fashionable looks from the movie that you’re sure to remember.
Andy’s reveal outfit has a spot in best-makeover history.
When Andy finally begins to take her coveted fashion role seriously, she debuts head-to-toe Chanel to showcase her transformation. The chic new haircut, understated palette, and monstrously high boots (Do they stop just above the hem or do they go up to her belly button?) cement her as a woman-to-watch. We’ll forgive the sweater purse.
Miranda Priestly went for the gold in this mirrored jacket.
Delivering one of the most biting monologues of all time, Streep also gets to rock this glittering ensemble that’s still subdued enough to be suitable for behind-the-scenes fittings. She commands the room but lets the other designs stand out.
Purple is reserved for royalty only.
You can taste the disapproval from here. The jewel-toned boatneck sweater dress, the emerald on her finger, and the dazzling hoops are trendy, but still luxe.
This all-white ensemble is classic and fashion-forward.
Simple, but with tons of details like the ruffle on the gloves, Blair Waldorf has this on her fashion board. The mixing of shades of white is something mere fashion novices wouldn’t dream of doing but somehow makes Andy look in-charge and put-together.
You can count on this woman to memorise hundreds of names in one night or get the latest Harry Potter novels bound before they hit the press.
Looking very “AHS: Coven,” Miranda and her assistants are a fashionable force to be reckoned with at Runway’s charity benefit.
Andy wins for that doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn look, but Miranda is a close second with the “evil sea queen” vibes. The all-black everything is a tried-and-true fashion do.
This collared black dress is a perfect assistant look.
Andy’s ponytail adds to this clean and sophisticated outfit that not only says “I know how to spell Dolce & Gabbana,” but also “I know how they order their martinis.” This is another great instance of fashion-black, where it looks high-end rather than depressing.
This coat needed more screen time.
The furry creation would intimidate any junior assistant. Not that Streep’s character needed the boost, but this coat screams fashion, money, and power. This is a statement piece that would only be seen on the pages or in the office of the most iconic fashion magazine.
Nigel embraced a monotone look.
Nigel, played by Stanley Tucci, was responsible for some of Andy’s finest looks. And, he had some amazing looks of his own. This head to toe blue plaid suit is one of a kind.
Andy goes back to real life in still-fashionable browns.
This outfit won’t be found on the runway at fashion week, but it’s still sleek. The shades of brown are rich and luxurious and it’s a very literal representation of Andy’s former time at runway influencing, but not dictating her style.
Assistant Emily makes the cut with these shoulder wings.
Francophile Emily is rocking this dark underground rocker look that is only buoyed by her bright red hair. To be fair, no one else in this film could pull off that sci-fi vest.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.