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''The Devil Wears Prada'' is a 2006 FilmOfTheBook starring Creator/AnneHathaway and MerylStreep. It tells the story of a young woman named Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Hathaway). Her first job out of college is as personal assistant to a merciless fashion magazine editor, Miranda Priestly (Streep). It is loosely based on the real editor for ''Vogue'' magazine, Anna Wintour (sometimes called "[[IncrediblyLamePun Nuclear Wintour]]" by her detractors); see TheSeptemberIssue for a documentary about the real Wintour.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Andy considers it a great breakthrough when Miranda starts calling her by her own name.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Andrea, blonde (like author Lauren Weisberger) in the book, is played by the dark-haired Anne Hathaway in the film.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Doug. He was gay in {{Fanon}} until WordOfGod stated otherwise.
* BaldOfAwesome: Nigel.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BecomingTheMask: Andy takes the job as a means to higher goals but is seduced by the fashion industry. And/or by her boss, depending on what you see in the subtext.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Andy and Emily.
* BerserkButton: Calling the clothes "stuff" provokes Miranda into a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rather than a simple dismissive comment. Andy going too far into her house provokes the most vicious DeathGlare in the film.
* BeYourself
* BlackBestFriend: Lily.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Miranda is by no means weird or quirky, but she has ''such'' an abrasive personality that if she weren't so brilliant at her job she would likely have been replaced by someone who doesn't waste time going out of her way to be cruel.
* CatchPhrase: "That's all."
** Catch characteristic--Miranda' s habit of throwing her coat and bag down onto Andy's desk. To the point where she actually says "Coat, bag" as she walks into the office, even though she's carrying neither item. It soon becomes obvious that this behavior is indicative of which assistant she holds in higher esteem when she throws the things onto ''Emily' s'' desk after Andy's work has improved and Emily has begun to slip up.
* ChickFlick
* ControlFreak: Miranda, who oversees ''every'' aspect of the magazine at every stage of the production, and thinks nothing of turning everyone else's schedule upside down while micro-managing her own.
* CostumePorn
* CuttingTheElectronicLeash
* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda and Emily, especially Miranda.
--> By all means, move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills me.
* DeathGlare: Miranda. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/107debff6f67e0e442d081c3d358a629/tumblr_mqyitf0ouy1rp1voro1_500.gif Case in point]]. Andy describes an earlier one as if "the flesh was going to melt off her face".
* DeniedParody: Miranda bears a striking similarity to ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour, but the author maintains that she is a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of fiction and various stories of her friends' first jobs.
* DisapprovingLook: Miranda's default expression, frequently overlapping with her DeathGlare depending on how irritated she is.
* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does.
** Andy is also subjected to this as she gets better at her job by her friends and boyfriend. While it's understandable to get upset over someone working overtime on a special occasion, it's another to not be able to acknowledge that she's just trying to do a one-year ''job'' so she can pay her dues and hopefully get the job she ''actually'' wants.
* TheDreaded: Reactions to Miranda seem to range from "extreme caution" (Nigel) to "abject terror" (pretty much everyone else).
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: First, the message of Miranda's early arrival causes a MassOhCrap. Next, we see a figure marching directly towards her office with everyone in the crowd scurrying to make sure they don't attract her attention. Finally, she emerges from the lift, shoves her book into her assistant's arms, and rattles off a rapid-fire stream of criticisms and demanding instructions relating both to fashion and her personal life, which simultaneously shows her own superb memory and organisational skills. Ladies and gentlemen, Miranda Priestly.
* FriendsRentControl: Mostly averted. Andy and Nate are two recent college graduates and their apartment is only slightly nicer than what someone of their income level could realistically afford.
** Andy's father is also helping her out with rent.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The first time Andy corrects Miranda for calling her "Emily", the two designers in the background look as if they're expecting a bomb to go off.
* HaHaHaNo: A variation; after Andy corrects Miranda on her name (much to the horror of the others in the room,) Miranda pauses, flashes [[TechnicallyASmile a toothy smile with cold eyes]] with a brief chuckle, and then goes right on as if Andy hadn't spoken.
* HighTurnoverRate: Andy's last two predecessors were fired after a couple of weeks.
* HollywoodPudgy: In-universe, as a pot-shot to the fashion industry in general. Size-six Andy is considered fat at work and has to lose weight. It's also implied at one point that Miranda has postponed a photo shoot with Gwyneth Paltrow until she's lost some weight. The Gwyneth mention was due to the fact that at the time, she'd just had one of her children.
* HumblePie: After being chewed out by her boss, Andy storms out of the office and goes down to Nigel to complain. Nigel answers with a thorough TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, forcing Andrea to admit that she doesn't appreciate her position enough.
* HypercompetentSidekick: What Andy eventually becomes. Emily seems like this at first but it later becomes clear that even with her greater experience she still forgets things or doesn't explain them properly.
* IceQueen: Miranda, who (despite a few cracks appearing when her children are involved) never lets people get in the way of her career, and she has the failed marriages to prove it.
* InformedJudaism - Andy as well as [[spoiler: Miranda, who changed her name to not sound Jewish]] in the book. These aspects are not mentioned in the film though.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Andy after she "drinks the kool-aid" and neglects her old friends.
* IronLady: Miranda.
* IronicName: The boss from Hell has the last name "Priestly."
* {{Jerkass}}: Miranda and Emily both have extremely stressful jobs that fully necessitate brusqueness and extremely high competence requirements, but they repeatedly go out of their way to be just plain ''mean'' to other people even when doing so actually wastes more time.
** Miranda's children deliberately get Andy to go upstairs, clearly knowing that Miranda would be furious.
* JustFollowingOrders: Andy's wording is usually "I didn't have a choice", but the spirit of this excuse is there whenever Miranda makes Andy do/not do something. Everyone calls Andy out on this, including Miranda herself, who says that she still made the choice to sacrifice other people's happiness to get a career advantage.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: The opening credits.
* LittleNo: Miranda's usual way of rejecting an idea is simply to use this trope, sometimes while the person is right in the middle of an excited monologue. Sometimes she briefly gives her reason for rejecting it, other times she simply moves on to the next point, leaving the speaker to peter out.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Miranda Priestly.
* LostAesop: The film starts off saying "Don't follow the crowd", championing Andy's uniqueness, only to reveal that her colleagues do actually know what they're talking about and she needs to catch up now she's working in the fashion industry. It then heads towards "Broaden your horizons and get to know the people you thought you had nothing in common with", changes direction and staggers towards "Don't put your job ahead of your friends" before eventually ending up somewhere in the region of "Don't compromise your ideals by working for a heartless bitch", even though doing so results in Andy getting her dream job...
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Referenced; after the news of her [[spoiler: latest divorce]], Miranda predicts that the headlines will refer to "another Mr Priestly".
* MakeoverMontage
* MassOhCrap: A text saying Miranda's going to be in early sends the entire office into a panic.
* MeanBoss: Miranda, so ''so'' much.
* MeanBrit: Emily is the only member of the main cast with an obviously British accent and is also something of a bitch.
* MeaningfulName: "Miranda" comes from the word latin word "admire", appropriate given how difficult it is ''not'' to despite her cruelty.
* MomentOfWeakness: After her husband tells her he's divorcing her, Andy talks to Miranda in her hotel room without her makeup and fashionable attire, while Miranda lets her down her guard and openly worries about how her reputation is going to effect her children.
** Andy deciding she's going to quit before she gets fired has her calling her boyfriend to announce her decision before she changes her mind. Later, she tries to pass off her decision to quit as one of these, though it might be more truthful to apply this to her decision ''not'' to quit.
* MorningRoutine: Shows Andy's morning routine, contrasted with other women's, to show how different she is.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Miranda Priestly is very obviously based on ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour.
** Anna was a good sport about this and even showed up to the premiere of the movie... wearing Prada from head-to-toe.
* NoSympathy: Miranda "Details of your incompetence do not interest me" Priestly.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Miranda Priestly.
* NotSoDifferent: Miranda gives Andy this speech at the end of the film.
** Specifically, she says "I see a great deal of myself in you." The beautiful irony is that she means it as a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming (or at least a WellDoneSonGuy moment), whereas Andy [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame interprets this]] as a sign that she has crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
*** To expand on the above: Andy calls Miranda out on ruining Nigel's promotion to save her own ass and that she'll never do such a thing. Miranda tells her that she already did when she went to Paris in Emily's place.
* OhCrap: Miranda's demands often produce this reaction in whoever's expected to carry them out.
* PetTheDog: Andy calls Emily to offer her some of the clothing she was given by various designers while in Paris.
** A more classic example (in that it comes from someone who one might fully expect to do something nasty,) is [[spoiler: Miranda giving Andy a glowing recommendation for her next job (the one she actually wanted to begin with,) even though she quit unexpectedly, leaving Miranda in a potentially awkward position, right after Miranda had given her some genuinely sincere praise and said she thought Andy could have a bright future in the fashion industry]].
* PetHomosexual: Averted with Nigel. He does give Andy a makeover, thereby [[HollywoodHomely saving her from herself]], and he is TallDarkAndSnarky, but he's also ''much'' higher up the ladder than she is, as well as legitimately older and wiser, offers guidance in her career only, and doesn't hover around her like he has nothing better to do than make sure her life is running like clockwork.
** The Nigel in the book is a much different character. Young, African American, and larger-than-life flamboyant ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed believed to based on another real person]] at ''Vogue'', editor-at-large (and he ''is'' large) André Leon Talley). He also doesn't seem to connect with Andy on a meaningful level. Instead he's occasionally brought up in the book as one of the few people who can disagree with Miranda without fearing for their lives.
*** And in the book he is just one of several gay staffers at the magazine.
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Andy herself is this.
* PowerHair: Miranda, again.
* PrecisionFStrike: coupled with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. In the book this is essentially how Andy hands her resignation to Miranda.
** Except that Andy's not doing something righteous or standing up for some lofty principle by quitting her job, which is totally how the movie presents it.
* PrettyInMink / FurAndLoathing: The fur coats and wraps Miranda wears could go either way with this trope and might even depend on your interpretation.
* ProductPlacement: Roughly 60% of the movie -- 90% if you watch it with the DVD commentary.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy seems to get nothing but these -- first from her coworkers for not taking her job seriously, then from her friends for taking her job seriously.
* {{Sadist}}: The psychological version; Miranda's viciousness frequently goes far beyond the necessity of keeping things running smoothly, and she seemed to be positively relishing Andy's reaction to the impossible task she set her in addition to her normal stressful duties.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Miranda's voice gets positively gentle right when she's at her most horrible.
* SoProudOfYou: After Andy repeatedly incurs Miranda's displeasure to [[spoiler: warn her about the attempt to replace her]], Miranda says she was "very, very impressed" by Andy's efforts, coming as close as she ever does to thanking her or acknowledging how tempting it might have been to let Miranda suffer.
* SpoiledBrat: What little we see of Miranda's children suggests they might be this.
* {{Squee}}: The prospect of going to Paris immediately turns the stuffy and bitchy Emily into a star-struck teenager.
* SurvivalMantra: "I love my job. I love my job. I love my job" seems to be Emily's way of staving off a complete breakdown.
* ThighHighBoots: A key part of Andy's makeover is when she appears at the office wearing a chic Chanel outfit, complete with elegant black thigh boots (also by Chanel) and dazzles the other office workers.
* TomboyishName: Andrea goes by the nickname "Andy". Miranda and Emily always use the full name, presumably because their line of work prefers the more sophisticated feminine name.
* TranquilFury: Icy, controlled annoyance seems to be Miranda's default state, but she never raises her voice even when truly furious.
* VetinariJobSecurity: Miranda clearly thinks she's irreplaceable. By the end of the film we realise that [[spoiler: she's absolutely right, and could produce a ''long'' list of people who promised to quit Runway and follow her if she ever left the magazine]].
* WideEyedIdealist: Andy starts out as one, fresh out of Northwestern.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Andy's friends and boyfriend. They gladly accept the gifts she gives them (courtesy of her job at ''Runway''), but in the same breath "playfully" steal her phone while it is ringing and toss it between them, with her ''boss'' on the line - an act which could easily get Andy ''fired''.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Miranda regrets how her high-stress lifestyle is negatively affecting the lives of her children, but acknowledges that it's a result of the choices she's made and won't complain about her own problems.
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:Poor Nigel]].
* YouCanPanicNow: Emily gets a message that Miranda's going to arrive early. Nigel calls to everyone to "gird your loins" as the entire building starts turning itself upside down.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: See NotSoDifferent above.
** Nevertheless Miranda does give Andy the recomendation

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!!The book provides examples of:

* WeAllLiveInAmerica - the English Miranda is described as leaving high school in London at seventeen, three months short of graduation. In the UK students leave high school (which could also be called secondary school or even comprehensive by the older generation.) at sixteen without 'graduating' (though nearly all get some qualifications- usually GCSEs- at this point; those that stay to 18 take additional qualifications for the last 2 years). Her siblings also slipped her 'bills' when they could afford it.
** Depending on Miranda's exact age the official school leaving age at the time might even have been 15. Given that she was from an apparently poor East End family it is unlikely that she would have been expected (or even allowed) to stay at school beyond that. The qualifications at the time would have been CSEs or O-Levels depending on ability (at 16) and A-Levels (at 18).

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''The Devil Wears Prada'' is a 2006 FilmOfTheBook starring Creator/AnneHathaway and MerylStreep. It tells
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named Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Hathaway). Her first job out of college is as personal assistant to a merciless fashion magazine editor, Miranda Priestly (Streep). It is loosely based on the real editor for ''Vogue'' magazine, Anna Wintour (sometimes called "[[IncrediblyLamePun Nuclear Wintour]]" by her detractors); see TheSeptemberIssue for a documentary about the real Wintour.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Andy considers it a great breakthrough when Miranda starts calling her by her own name.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Andrea, blonde (like author Lauren Weisberger) in
after the book, is played by the dark-haired Anne Hathaway in the film.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Doug. He was gay in {{Fanon}} until WordOfGod stated otherwise.
* BaldOfAwesome: Nigel.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BecomingTheMask: Andy takes the job as a means to higher goals but is seduced by the fashion industry. And/or by her boss, depending
they are [[Music/TheDevilWearsPrada on what you see in the subtext.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Andy and Emily.
* BerserkButton: Calling the clothes "stuff" provokes Miranda into a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rather than a simple dismissive comment. Andy going too far into her house provokes the most vicious DeathGlare in the film.
* BeYourself
* BlackBestFriend: Lily.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Miranda is by no means weird or quirky, but she has ''such'' an abrasive personality that if she weren't so brilliant at her job she would likely have been replaced by someone who doesn't waste time going out of her way to be cruel.
* CatchPhrase: "That's all."
** Catch characteristic--Miranda' s habit of throwing her coat and bag down onto Andy's desk. To the point where she actually says "Coat, bag" as she walks into the office, even though she's carrying neither item. It soon becomes obvious that
this behavior is indicative of which assistant she holds in higher esteem when she throws the things onto ''Emily' s'' desk after Andy's work has improved and Emily has begun to slip up.
* ChickFlick
* ControlFreak: Miranda, who oversees ''every'' aspect of the magazine at every stage of the production, and thinks nothing of turning everyone else's schedule upside down while micro-managing her own.
* CostumePorn
* CuttingTheElectronicLeash
* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda and Emily, especially Miranda.
--> By all means, move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills me.
* DeathGlare: Miranda. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/107debff6f67e0e442d081c3d358a629/tumblr_mqyitf0ouy1rp1voro1_500.gif Case in point]]. Andy describes an earlier one as if "the flesh was going to melt off her face".
* DeniedParody: Miranda bears a striking similarity to ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour, but the author maintains that she is a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of fiction and various stories of her friends' first jobs.
* DisapprovingLook: Miranda's default expression, frequently overlapping with her DeathGlare depending on how irritated she is.
* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does.
** Andy is also subjected to this as she gets better at her job by her friends and boyfriend. While it's understandable to get upset over someone working overtime on a special occasion, it's another to not be able to acknowledge that she's just trying to do a one-year ''job'' so she can pay her dues and hopefully get the job she ''actually'' wants.
* TheDreaded: Reactions to Miranda seem to range from "extreme caution" (Nigel) to "abject terror" (pretty much everyone else).
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: First, the message of Miranda's early arrival causes a MassOhCrap. Next, we see a figure marching directly towards her office with everyone in the crowd scurrying to make sure they don't attract her attention. Finally, she emerges from the lift, shoves her book into her assistant's arms, and rattles off a rapid-fire stream of criticisms and demanding instructions relating both to fashion and her personal life, which simultaneously shows her own superb memory and organisational skills. Ladies and gentlemen, Miranda Priestly.
* FriendsRentControl: Mostly averted. Andy and Nate are two recent college graduates and their apartment is only slightly nicer than what someone of their income level could realistically afford.
** Andy's father is also helping her out with rent.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The first time Andy corrects Miranda for calling her "Emily", the two designers in the background look as if they're expecting a bomb to go off.
* HaHaHaNo: A variation; after Andy corrects Miranda on her name (much to the horror of the others in the room,) Miranda pauses, flashes [[TechnicallyASmile a toothy smile with cold eyes]] with a brief chuckle, and then goes right on as if Andy hadn't spoken.
* HighTurnoverRate: Andy's last two predecessors were fired after a couple of weeks.
* HollywoodPudgy: In-universe, as a pot-shot to the fashion industry in general. Size-six Andy is considered fat at work and has to lose weight. It's also implied at one point that Miranda has postponed a photo shoot with Gwyneth Paltrow until she's lost some weight. The Gwyneth mention was due to the fact that at the time, she'd just had one of her children.
* HumblePie: After being chewed out by her boss, Andy storms out of the office and goes down to Nigel to complain. Nigel answers with a thorough TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, forcing Andrea to admit that she doesn't appreciate her position enough.
* HypercompetentSidekick: What Andy eventually becomes. Emily seems like this at first but it later becomes clear that even with her greater experience she still forgets things or doesn't explain them properly.
* IceQueen: Miranda, who (despite a few cracks appearing when her children are involved) never lets people get in the way of her career, and she has the failed marriages to prove it.
* InformedJudaism - Andy as well as [[spoiler: Miranda, who changed her name to not sound Jewish]] in the book. These aspects are not mentioned in the film though.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Andy after she "drinks the kool-aid" and neglects her old friends.
* IronLady: Miranda.
* IronicName: The boss from Hell has the last name "Priestly."
* {{Jerkass}}: Miranda and Emily both have extremely stressful jobs that fully necessitate brusqueness and extremely high competence requirements, but they repeatedly go out of their way to be just plain ''mean'' to other people even when doing so actually wastes more time.
** Miranda's children deliberately get Andy to go upstairs, clearly knowing that Miranda would be furious.
* JustFollowingOrders: Andy's wording is usually "I didn't have a choice", but the spirit of this excuse is there whenever Miranda makes Andy do/not do something. Everyone calls Andy out on this, including Miranda herself, who says that she still made the choice to sacrifice other people's happiness to get a career advantage.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: The opening credits.
* LittleNo: Miranda's usual way of rejecting an idea is simply to use this trope, sometimes while the person is right in the middle of an excited monologue. Sometimes she briefly gives her reason for rejecting it, other times she simply moves on to the next point, leaving the speaker to peter out.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Miranda Priestly.
* LostAesop: The film starts off saying "Don't follow the crowd", championing Andy's uniqueness, only to reveal that her colleagues do actually know what they're talking about and she needs to catch up now she's working in the fashion industry. It then heads towards "Broaden your horizons and get to know the people you thought you had nothing in common with", changes direction and staggers towards "Don't put your job ahead of your friends" before eventually ending up somewhere in the region of "Don't compromise your ideals by working for a heartless bitch", even though doing so results in Andy getting her dream job...
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Referenced; after the news of her [[spoiler: latest divorce]], Miranda predicts that the headlines will refer to "another Mr Priestly".
* MakeoverMontage
* MassOhCrap: A text saying Miranda's going to be in early sends the entire office into a panic.
* MeanBoss: Miranda, so ''so'' much.
* MeanBrit: Emily is the only member of the main cast with an obviously British accent and is also something of a bitch.
* MeaningfulName: "Miranda" comes from the word latin word "admire", appropriate given how difficult it is ''not'' to despite her cruelty.
* MomentOfWeakness: After her husband tells her he's divorcing her, Andy talks to Miranda in her hotel room without her makeup and fashionable attire, while Miranda lets her down her guard and openly worries about how her reputation is going to effect her children.
** Andy deciding she's going to quit before she gets fired has her calling her boyfriend to announce her decision before she changes her mind. Later, she tries to pass off her decision to quit as one of these, though it might be more truthful to apply this to her decision ''not'' to quit.
* MorningRoutine: Shows Andy's morning routine, contrasted with other women's, to show how different she is.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Miranda Priestly is very obviously based on ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour.
** Anna was a good sport about this and even showed up to the premiere of the movie... wearing Prada from head-to-toe.
* NoSympathy: Miranda "Details of your incompetence do not interest me" Priestly.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Miranda Priestly.
* NotSoDifferent: Miranda gives Andy this speech at the end of the film.
** Specifically, she says "I see a great deal of myself in you." The beautiful irony is that she means it as a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming (or at least a WellDoneSonGuy moment), whereas Andy [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame interprets this]] as a sign that she has crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
*** To expand on the above: Andy calls Miranda out on ruining Nigel's promotion to save her own ass and that she'll never do such a thing. Miranda tells her that she already did when she went to Paris in Emily's place.
* OhCrap: Miranda's demands often produce this reaction in whoever's expected to carry them out.
* PetTheDog: Andy calls Emily to offer her some of the clothing she was given by various designers while in Paris.
** A more classic example (in that it comes from someone who one might fully expect to do something nasty,) is [[spoiler: Miranda giving Andy a glowing recommendation for her next job (the one she actually wanted to begin with,) even though she quit unexpectedly, leaving Miranda in a potentially awkward position, right after Miranda had given her some genuinely sincere praise and said she thought Andy could have a bright future in the fashion industry]].
* PetHomosexual: Averted with Nigel. He does give Andy a makeover, thereby [[HollywoodHomely saving her from herself]], and he is TallDarkAndSnarky, but he's also ''much'' higher up the ladder than she is, as well as legitimately older and wiser, offers guidance in her career only, and doesn't hover around her like he has nothing better to do than make sure her life is running like clockwork.
** The Nigel in the book is a much different character. Young, African American, and larger-than-life flamboyant ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed believed to based on another real person]] at ''Vogue'', editor-at-large (and he ''is'' large) André Leon Talley). He also doesn't seem to connect with Andy on a meaningful level. Instead he's occasionally brought up in the book as one of the few people who can disagree with Miranda without fearing for their lives.
*** And in the book he is just one of several gay staffers at the magazine.
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Andy herself is this.
* PowerHair: Miranda, again.
* PrecisionFStrike: coupled with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. In the book this is essentially how Andy hands her resignation to Miranda.
** Except that Andy's not doing something righteous or standing up for some lofty principle by quitting her job, which is totally how the movie presents it.
* PrettyInMink / FurAndLoathing: The fur coats and wraps Miranda wears could go either way with this trope and might even depend on your interpretation.
* ProductPlacement: Roughly 60% of the movie -- 90% if you watch it with the DVD commentary.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy seems to get nothing but these -- first from her coworkers for not taking her job seriously, then from her friends for taking her job seriously.
* {{Sadist}}: The psychological version; Miranda's viciousness frequently goes far beyond the necessity of keeping things running smoothly, and she seemed to be positively relishing Andy's reaction to the impossible task she set her in addition to her normal stressful duties.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Miranda's voice gets positively gentle right when she's at her most horrible.
* SoProudOfYou: After Andy repeatedly incurs Miranda's displeasure to [[spoiler: warn her about the attempt to replace her]], Miranda says she was "very, very impressed" by Andy's efforts, coming as close as she ever does to thanking her or acknowledging how tempting it might have been to let Miranda suffer.
* SpoiledBrat: What little we see of Miranda's children suggests they might be this.
* {{Squee}}: The prospect of going to Paris immediately turns the stuffy and bitchy Emily into a star-struck teenager.
* SurvivalMantra: "I love my job. I love my job. I love my job" seems to be Emily's way of staving off a complete breakdown.
* ThighHighBoots: A key part of Andy's makeover is when she appears at the office wearing a chic Chanel outfit, complete with elegant black thigh boots (also by Chanel) and dazzles the other office workers.
* TomboyishName: Andrea goes by the nickname "Andy". Miranda and Emily always use the full name, presumably because their line of work prefers the more sophisticated feminine name.
* TranquilFury: Icy, controlled annoyance seems to be Miranda's default state, but she never raises her voice even when truly furious.
* VetinariJobSecurity: Miranda clearly thinks she's irreplaceable. By the end of the film we realise that [[spoiler: she's absolutely right, and could produce a ''long'' list of people who promised to quit Runway and follow her if she ever left the magazine]].
* WideEyedIdealist: Andy starts out as one, fresh out of Northwestern.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Andy's friends and boyfriend. They gladly accept the gifts she gives them (courtesy of her job at ''Runway''), but in the same breath "playfully" steal her phone while it is ringing and toss it between them, with her ''boss'' on the line - an act which could easily get Andy ''fired''.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Miranda regrets how her high-stress lifestyle is negatively affecting the lives of her children, but acknowledges that it's a result of the choices she's made and won't complain about her own problems.
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:Poor Nigel]].
* YouCanPanicNow: Emily gets a message that Miranda's going to arrive early. Nigel calls to everyone to "gird your loins" as the entire building starts turning itself upside down.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: See NotSoDifferent above.
** Nevertheless Miranda does give Andy the recomendation

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!!The book provides examples of:

* WeAllLiveInAmerica - the English Miranda is described as leaving high school in London at seventeen, three months short of graduation. In the UK students leave high school (which could also be called secondary school or even comprehensive by the older generation.) at sixteen without 'graduating' (though nearly all get some qualifications- usually GCSEs- at this point; those that stay to 18 take additional qualifications for the last 2 years). Her siblings also slipped her 'bills' when they could afford it.
** Depending on Miranda's exact age the official school leaving age at the time might even have been 15. Given that she was from an apparently poor East End family it is unlikely that she would have been expected (or even allowed) to stay at school beyond that. The qualifications at the time would have been CSEs or O-Levels depending on ability (at 16) and A-Levels (at 18).

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28th Aug '14 5:01:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WeAllLiveInAmerica - the English Miranda is described as leaving high school in London at seventeen, three months short of graduation. In the UK, students go to secondary school, and leave at sixteen without 'graduating' (though nearly all get some qualifications- usually GCSEs- at this point; those that stay to 18 take additional qualifications for the last 2 years). Her siblings also slipped her 'bills' when they could afford it.
** The term "high school" is actually in pretty common usage in the UK, with many secondary schools actually having it as part of their name. The other terms, not so much.

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* WeAllLiveInAmerica - the English Miranda is described as leaving high school in London at seventeen, three months short of graduation. In the UK, UK students go to leave high school (which could also be called secondary school, and leave school or even comprehensive by the older generation.) at sixteen without 'graduating' (though nearly all get some qualifications- usually GCSEs- at this point; those that stay to 18 take additional qualifications for the last 2 years). Her siblings also slipped her 'bills' when they could afford it.
** The term "high school" is actually in pretty common usage in the UK, with many secondary schools actually having it as part of their name. The other terms, not so much.
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21st Aug '14 3:49:20 PM mzytryck01
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* LittleNo: Miranda's usual way of rejecting an idea is simply to use this trope, sometimes while the person is right in the middle of an excited monologue. Sometimes she briefly gives her reason for rejecting it, other times she simply moves on to the next point, leaving the speaker to peter out.
21st Aug '14 1:52:50 PM emeriin
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* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy (incorrectly) points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does. No, she'd just be called an asshole instead of a bitch.

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* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy (incorrectly) points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does. No, she'd just be called an asshole instead of a bitch.does.
21st Aug '14 1:45:11 PM PersonalPOV
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* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does.

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* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy (incorrectly) points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does.does. No, she'd just be called an asshole instead of a bitch.
12th Aug '14 4:33:11 PM mzytryck01
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* BadBoss: Miranda, so ''so'' much.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Miranda is by no means weird or quirky, but she has ''such'' an abrasive personality that if she weren't so brilliant at her job she would likely have been replaced by someone who doesn't waste time going out of her way to be cruel.



* ControlFreak: Miranda, who oversees ''every'' aspect of the magazine at every stage of the production, and thinks nothing of turning everyone else's schedule upside down while micro-managing her own.



* IceQueen: Miranda, who (despite a few cracks appearing when her children are involved) never lets people get in the way of her career, and she has the failed marriages to prove it.



* TheMaidenNameDebate: Referenced; after the news of her [[spoiler: latest divorce]], Miranda predicts that the headlines will refer to "another Mr Priestly".



* MeanBoss: Miranda, so ''so'' much.



* SoProudOfYou: After Andy repeatedly incurs Miranda's displeasure to [[spoiler: warn her about the attempt to replace her]], Miranda says she was "very, very impressed" by Andy's efforts, coming as close as she ever does to thanking her or acknowledging how tempting it might have been to let Miranda suffer.



* TomboyishName: Andrea goes by the nickname "Andy".

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* TomboyishName: Andrea goes by the nickname "Andy". Miranda and Emily always use the full name, presumably because their line of work prefers the more sophisticated feminine name.


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* VetinariJobSecurity: Miranda clearly thinks she's irreplaceable. By the end of the film we realise that [[spoiler: she's absolutely right, and could produce a ''long'' list of people who promised to quit Runway and follow her if she ever left the magazine]].
12th Aug '14 4:09:20 PM mzytryck01
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* BersekButton: Calling the clothes "stuff" provokes Miranda into a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rather than a simple dismissive comment. Andy going too far into her house provokes the most vicious DeathGlare in the film.

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* BersekButton: BerserkButton: Calling the clothes "stuff" provokes Miranda into a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rather than a simple dismissive comment. Andy going too far into her house provokes the most vicious DeathGlare in the film.



* BritishJerk: Emily is the only member of the main cast with an obviously British accent and is also something of a bitch.


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* MeanBrit: Emily is the only member of the main cast with an obviously British accent and is also something of a bitch.
12th Aug '14 4:08:36 PM mzytryck01
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* BersekButton: Calling the clothes "stuff" provokes Miranda into a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rather than a simple dismissive comment. Andy going too far into her house provokes the most vicious DeathGlare in the film.



* BritishJerk: Emily is the only member of the main cast with an obviously British accent and is also something of a bitch.



* DisapprovingLook: Miranda's default expression.

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* DisapprovingLook: Miranda's default expression. expression, frequently overlapping with her DeathGlare depending on how irritated she is.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: First, the message of Miranda's early arrival causes a MassOhCrap. Next, we see a figure marching directly towards her office with everyone in the crowd scurrying to make sure they don't attract her attention. Finally, she emerges from the lift, shoves her book into her assistant's arms, and rattles off a rapid-fire stream of criticisms and demanding instructions relating both to fashion and her personal life, which simultaneously shows her own superb memory and organisational skills. Ladies and gentlemen, Miranda Priestly.



* HaHaHaNo: A variation; after Andy corrects Miranda on her name (much to the horror of the others in the room,) Miranda pauses, flashes a toothy smile with a brief chuckle, and then goes right on as if Andy hadn't spoken.

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* HaHaHaNo: A variation; after Andy corrects Miranda on her name (much to the horror of the others in the room,) Miranda pauses, flashes [[TechnicallyASmile a toothy smile with cold eyes]] with a brief chuckle, and then goes right on as if Andy hadn't spoken.



* HypercompetentSidekick: What Andy eventually becomes. Emily seems like this at first but it later becomes clear that even with her greater experience she still forgets things or doesn't explain them properly.



* JustFollowingOrders: Andy's wording is usually "I had no choice", but the spirit of this excuse is there whenever Miranda makes Andy do/not do something. Everyone calls Andy out on this, including Miranda herself, who says that she still made the choice to sacrifice other people's happiness to get a career advantage.

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** Miranda's children deliberately get Andy to go upstairs, clearly knowing that Miranda would be furious.
* JustFollowingOrders: Andy's wording is usually "I had no didn't have a choice", but the spirit of this excuse is there whenever Miranda makes Andy do/not do something. Everyone calls Andy out on this, including Miranda herself, who says that she still made the choice to sacrifice other people's happiness to get a career advantage.


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* MassOhCrap: A text saying Miranda's going to be in early sends the entire office into a panic.


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** Andy deciding she's going to quit before she gets fired has her calling her boyfriend to announce her decision before she changes her mind. Later, she tries to pass off her decision to quit as one of these, though it might be more truthful to apply this to her decision ''not'' to quit.


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* OhCrap: Miranda's demands often produce this reaction in whoever's expected to carry them out.


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* {{Sadist}}: The psychological version; Miranda's viciousness frequently goes far beyond the necessity of keeping things running smoothly, and she seemed to be positively relishing Andy's reaction to the impossible task she set her in addition to her normal stressful duties.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Miranda's voice gets positively gentle right when she's at her most horrible.
* SpoiledBrat: What little we see of Miranda's children suggests they might be this.
* {{Squee}}: The prospect of going to Paris immediately turns the stuffy and bitchy Emily into a star-struck teenager.
* SurvivalMantra: "I love my job. I love my job. I love my job" seems to be Emily's way of staving off a complete breakdown.


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* YouCanPanicNow: Emily gets a message that Miranda's going to arrive early. Nigel calls to everyone to "gird your loins" as the entire building starts turning itself upside down.
9th Aug '14 1:55:33 PM mzytryck01
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* TheDanza: EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of the coincidental variety).



* EnforcedMethodActing: On the first day of shooting, Streep went up to a nervous Hathaway and told her, "I think you're perfect for the role and I'm so happy we're going to be working on this together. Keep this in mind, because this is the last nice thing you'll hear from me."
9th Aug '14 1:54:43 PM mzytryck01
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* DeathGlare: Miranda.

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* DeathGlare: Miranda. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/107debff6f67e0e442d081c3d358a629/tumblr_mqyitf0ouy1rp1voro1_500.gif Case in point]]. Andy describes an earlier one as if "the flesh was going to melt off her face".



* DisapprovingLook: Miranda's default expression.



* TheDreaded: Reactions to Miranda seem to range from "extreme caution" (Nigel) to "abject terror" (pretty much everyone else).



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The first time Andy corrects Miranda for calling her "Emily", the two designers in the background look as if they're expecting a bomb to go off.
* HaHaHaNo: A variation; after Andy corrects Miranda on her name (much to the horror of the others in the room,) Miranda pauses, flashes a toothy smile with a brief chuckle, and then goes right on as if Andy hadn't spoken.



* {{Jerkass}}: Miranda and Emily both have extremely stressful jobs that fully necessitate brusqueness and extremely high competence requirements, but they repeatedly go out of their way to be just plain ''mean'' to other people even when doing so actually wastes more time.
* JustFollowingOrders: Andy's wording is usually "I had no choice", but the spirit of this excuse is there whenever Miranda makes Andy do/not do something. Everyone calls Andy out on this, including Miranda herself, who says that she still made the choice to sacrifice other people's happiness to get a career advantage.



* MeaningfulName: "Miranda" comes from the word latin word "admire", appropriate given how difficult it is ''not'' to despite her cruelty.
* MomentOfWeakness: After her husband tells her he's divorcing her, Andy talks to Miranda in her hotel room without her makeup and fashionable attire, while Miranda lets her down her guard and openly worries about how her reputation is going to effect her children.



* NoSympathy: Miranda

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* NoSympathy: MirandaMiranda "Details of your incompetence do not interest me" Priestly.


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* TranquilFury: Icy, controlled annoyance seems to be Miranda's default state, but she never raises her voice even when truly furious.
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