10 Most Excellent Things: The Devil Wears Prada

22 min

[ Squeaks ]

[ Woman Singing ]

[ Continues ]

[ Continues ]

- [ Continues ]

- Good luck.

[ Continues ]

[ Children Giggling ]

[ Continues ]

- [ Continues ]

- [ Horn Honks ]

[ Continues ]

[ Ends ]

[ Bell Dings ]

Hi. Uh, I have an appointment

with Emily Charlton?

- Andrea Sachs?

- Yes.

Great. Human Resources certainly

has an odd sense of humor.

Follow me.

Okay, so I was Miranda's

second assistant...

but her first assistant recently got promoted,

and so now I'm the first.

- Oh, and you're replacing yourself.

- Well, I am trying.

Miranda sacked the last two girls

after only a few weeks.

We need to find someone who can survive here.

Do you understand?

Yeah. Of course. Who's Miranda?

Oh, my God. I will pretend

you did not just ask me that.

She's the editor in chief of Runway,

not to mention a legend.

You work a year for her, and you can

get a job at any magazine you want.

A million girls would kill for this job.

It sounds like a great opportunity.

I'd love to be considered.

[ Giggling ]


Runway is a fashion magazine...

so an interest in fashion is crucial.

What makes you think

I'm not interested in fashion?

- [ Cell Phone Ringing ]

- Oh, my God.

No! No! No!

What's wrong?

She's on her way. Tell everyone!

She's not supposed to be here

until 9:

Her driver just text messaged,

and her facialist ruptured a disk.

- God, these people!

- [ Whistles, Whispers ] Who's that?

That I can't even talk about.

All right, everyone! Gird your loins!

- [ Excited Chattering ]

- Did somebody eat an onion bagel?

[ Exhales, Sniffs ]

[ Bell Dings ]

Sorry, Miranda.

[ Bell Dings ]

Move it! Ooh!

I don't understand why it's so difficult

to confirm an appointment.

I know. I'm so sorry, Miranda.

I actually did confirm last night.

Details of your incompetence

do not interest me.

Tell Simone I'm not going to approve that girl

that she sent me for the Brazilian layout.

I asked for clean, athletic, smiling.

She sent me dirty, tired and paunchy.

And R.S.V.P. Yes

to the Michael Kors party.

I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30

and pick me up at 9:45 sharp.

- [ Whispers ] 9:45 sharp.

- Call Natalie at Glorious Foods,

tell her no for the 40th time.

No, I don't want dacquoise. I want tortes

filled with warm rhubarb compote.

Then call my ex-husband and remind him the

parent-teacher conference is at Dalton tonight.

Then call my husband, ask him to meet me

for dinner at that place I went to with Massimo.

Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent

for that feature on the female paratroopers...

and they're all so deeply unattractive.

Is it impossible to find a lovely,

slender female paratrooper?

- No.

- Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really.

Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel

has pulled for Gwyneth's second cover try

I wonder if she's lost any

of that weight yet Who's that?

Nobody. Um, uh-

Human Resources sent her up about the new

assistant job, and I was preinterviewing her.

But she's hopeless

and totally wrong for it.

Clearly I'm going to have to do that myself

because the last two you sent me...

were completely inadequate

So send her in. That's all.


- She wants to see you.

- Oh! She does?


- This is foul. Don't let her see it. Go!

- That's-

[ Sighs ]

Who are you?

Uh, my name is Andy Sachs.

I recently graduated

from Northwestern University.

And what are you doing here?

[ Clears Throat ]

Well, I think I could do a good job

as your assistant.

And, um-

Yeah, I came to New York to be a journalist

and sent letters out everywhere...

and then finally got a call

from Elias-Clarke...

and met with Sherry

up at Human Resources

Basically, it's this or Auto Universe

- So you don't read Runway?

- Uh, no.

And before today,

you had never heard of me


And you have no style

or sense of fashion.

Well, um, I think that depends

on what you're-

No, no. That wasn't a question.

Um, I was editor in chief

of the Daily Northwestern

I also, um, won a national competition

for college journalists...

with my series on thejanitors'union,

which exposed the exploitation-

That's all

[ Scoffs ]

Yeah. You know, okay.

You're right. I don't fit in here.

I am not skinny or glamorous...

and I don't know that much

about fashion

But I'm smart

I learn fast

and I will work very hard.

I got the exclusive

on the Cavalli for Gwyneth...

but the problem is, with that huge

feathered headdress that she's wearing...

she looks like she's working

the main stage at the Golden Nugget.

Thank you for your time.

Who is that sad little person?

Are we doing a before-and-after piece

I don't know about?

Brown and Law, please?

Thank you.

- Andrea.

- Hmm?

Wait You got a job

at a fashion magazine?

- Mm-hmm.

- What was it, a phone interview?

- [ Woman ] Wow

- Ow! Don't be a jerk.

Miranda Priestly is famous

for being unpredictable.

Okay, Doug How is it

that you know who she is and I didn't?

- I'm actually a girl.

- Oh!

- That would explain so much.

- [ Doug ] Look, seriously

Miranda Priestly is a huge deal.

I bet a million girls would kill for that job.

Yeah, great.

The thing is I'm not one of them.

[ Woman ]

Look, you gotta start somewhere, right?

I mean,

look at this dump Nate works in.

I mean, come on.

Paper napkins? Hello.

Yeah. And Lily, she works at that gallery

doing, uh, you know-

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