A few weeks ago the sequel of The Devil wears Prada book by Lauren Weisberger was released.
Who said fashion is all about the next new thing? Author Lauren Weisberger revisits her over-the-top characters from The Devil Wears Prada, including top magazine editor and ice queen Miranda Priestly, 10 years later in her latest novel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns.
It turns out, other than a few fleeting trends that clearly define the setting as 2013, things haven’t changed all that much.
Miranda, widely rumored to be based on Vogue’s Anna Wintour, for whom Weisberger once worked, isn’t really the main character, although she is the most fun to read about. The story belongs to Andy Sachs – or Ahn-dre-ah – as Miranda likes to call her.
Ahn-dre-ah… The characters that captured the world’s imagination on screen in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada are back in Lauren Weisberger’s follow-up novel
Andy quit Runway magazine at the end of the last book, taking pleasure in leaving Miranda high and dry in Paris without an assistant.
Miranda isn’t kind to those who work for her, and her cold, calculating and cruel ways have haunted Andy for a decade. The story opens with a literal nightmare about Andy not delivering Miranda’s lunch on time.
Sequel: The cover of Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
Andy often calls her ‘inhumane.’
But Miranda also is unpredictable: She trades her trim Prada dresses and Chanel suits for a maxi dress at one point! That’s jaw-dropping. Seriously.
The primary driver of the plot is that Miranda wants to buy the wedding magazine created by Andy and her friend Emily, also a formerly tortured Runway employee.
For Miranda to make small talk with these women – and even invite them into her home – in an attempt to court them to sell her an idea that she couldn’t take credit for is practically mind-boggling.
Of course it doesn’t take her long to revert back to her normal self, but it’s fun to see her try so hard to be civil and gracious, and especially to see her flirt with tennis star Rafael Nadal. (Wintour is a famous fan of tennis and its top players.)
Andy, however, isn’t all that interesting. At times, the reader can appreciate her principles and even some of her insecurities. Sometimes they are a little too much.
It seems hard to imagine that in the relatively small, insular world of fashion magazines and, taking into consideration Andy’s success, she still trembles at the mere mention of Miranda’s name.
In Vogue: Lauren Weisberger (left) appears to have leaned on her time working as an assistant to Anna Wintour (right) for the two books
Everyone hopes the book to be adapted in a movie again. Even if it will be, there’s no news about the cast. We all hope the actors to be the same as in the 1st movie from 2006.