Weisberger: Working at Vogue ”The Longest 11 months of My Life”


The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger thought her gig as Anna Wintour’s assistant was ”glamorous” as well as ”bizarre.” Vogue, according to Weisberger, is an environment where the mispronunciation of a designer’s name is not tolerated. She was asked how much of The Devil Wears Prada was exaggerated. From The Wilkes University Beacon:

”I would say it’s skewed more towards the truth. I’m not supposed to admit that all the time… I definitely saw a lot [at Vogue] that inspired that novel. It was intense in a lot of ways. It was a really neat place for a first job, but a shocking place, also. There was a lot of craziness that went on there. I wrote a lot about it, but it was probably even more intense than that. To see all the girls walking around and they are six feet tall and 110 pounds, wearing fur bousties to work and six inch heels … It felt like the longest 11 months of my life.”

Fur bousties, no; feather boas, yes.