New York : Top 10 locations for the filming of The Devil Wears Prada

Fashion is an integral part of New York. Adapted from the novel by Lauren Weisberger, former assistant to the boss of Vogue, Anna Wintour, David Frankel's comedy offers a plunge into this merciless universe. No matter what you wear, follow in the footsteps of Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway).

The Devil dresses in Prada and lives in New York.

New York, a ruthless city, a bit like Miranda Priestley. Follow in the footsteps of the Devil Wears Prada with the New York guide to the 1000 cult places in movies, series, music, comics and novels.

1. Runway Magazine

The fictitious offices of Elias-Clark, the publisher of Runway Magazine, are located in the McGraw-Hill Building, whose facade and main lobby can be seen several times. It is part of a group of three buildings known as XYZ Buildings, which are similar in appearance and design to the former Twin Towers that disappeared during the attacks of 11 September 2001. First completed in 1969, the McGraw-Hill is the “Y” and is surrounded by the other two buildings.

Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, USA

2. The St Regis, the Devil in Paris

The St Regis - Photo credit: Fantrippers
The St Regis – Photo credit: Fantrippers

The presidential suite of this luxurious palace was used for the scene that was supposed to take place at the Plaza Athénée in Paris, in which Andrea discovered Miranda without make-up. It is also at the bar of this hotel, the King Cole Bar, that Christian (Simon Baker) gives Andrea the secret manuscript of the seventh Harry Potter. In 1934, the barman Fernand Petiot is said to have invented the Red Schnapper cocktail, which later became world-famous under the name Bloody Mary.

Address: 2 E 55th St, New York, USA

3. Bubby’s

Scene at Bubby's TriBeCa in The Devil Wears Prada
Scene at Bubby’s TriBeCa in The Devil Wears Prada. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

After getting her job at Runway, Andrea celebrates this good news with her friends in this restaurant, which in reality belongs to Robert De Niro! Go there for brunch or to taste one of the excellent ice cream sodas. Everything is delicious.

Address: 120 Hudson St, New York, USA

4. Andrea’s apartment

Andrea and Nate (Adrian Grenier) live right next door to Erin McKenna’s bakery, a vegan, gluten-free pastry that is a must try. Heroin buys a muffin there before going to work.

Address: 252 Broome St, New York, USA

5. American Museum of Natural History

A prestigious setting was needed to host the annual Runway gala. The famous museum facing Central Park and the entrance inspired by a Roman triumphal arch was the ideal place. Andrea takes the advantage over Emily (Emily Blunt), who is ill, by remembering the name of a guest at the right moment.

Address: Central Park West & 79th St, New York, USA

6. Smith & Wollensky, the Devil wants his steak

Smith & Wollensky - The Devil Wears Prada
Smith & Wollensky – The Devil Wears Prada

Andrea rushes to satisfy Miranda by coming to get a steak in this upscale restaurant opened in 1977. For the anecdote, the name of the establishment was found by the founder, Alan Stillman, by randomly choosing two names from the Manhattan phone book. If the invitation cards for the inauguration mentioned Charlie Smith and Ralph Wollensky, it was simply because his dogs were named Charlie and Ralph!

Address: 797 3rd Ave, New York, USA

7. Miranda Priestley’s house, the Devil lives on the Upper East Side

In keeping with her status, Runway’s editor-in-chief resides in this neighborhood, where real estate is among the most expensive in the United States. The Upper East Side is sometimes called the “Silk Stocking District”.

Address: 129 E 73rd St, New York, USA

8. Cary Building

Classified as a historical monument since 1982, this five-storey cast-iron (building with a cast iron façade) houses the fictitious newspaper in which Andrea is hired at the end of the film. The editor tells him that Miranda described her as “his biggest disappointment but that he’d be an idiot not to recruit her”.

Address: 105 Chambers St, New York, USA

9. Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Gapstow Bridge – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Nigel and Andrea are talking in front of this little bridge during the photo shoot of the Runway Magazine report “Urban Jungle”.

Address: Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA

10. Times Square

Andrea crosses Times Square trying to get a Miami – New York flight to Miranda by phone while a hurricane is raging in Florida.

Address: 1552-1570 Broadway, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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