If there are two definites in life, it’s that Meryl Streep can play any part and turn it into gold, and The Devil Wears Prada is one of the most important pieces of literature of our time. Lauren Weisberger’s fashion tell-all, inspired by working as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue, will live on with Valley of the Dolls, The Bell Jar, and Girl, Interrupted as essential reading. And obviously, the movie was chock-full of Meryl greatness, fashion for the gods, and quotable one-liners that will remain in the mind of every gay man and GIF search until the end of time. It’s also provided fashion magazines with endless stock art for every other story they churn out, regardless of the topic.
It is just so unrealistic that the gay in Devil Wears Prada doesn’t ask Tracie Thoms about Rent
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) December 20, 2017
The literary gods (and Weisberger) are blessing us with another installment in the Devil Wears Prada book saga. Following up 2013’s Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns is When Life Gives You Lululemons. Although the previous sequel followed Andy’s life 10 years after the original, on the verge of getting married and running a bridal magazine with Emily, this one is all about Miranda’s first assistant, Emily (originally portrayed by Emily Blunt in the 2006 movie, duh).
Now an A-list image consultant in LA, Emily is dispatched to the suburbs of Greenwich, Connecticut. Completely out of her element, she’s tasked with damage control for Karolina Hartwell, a modern-day Kennedy with a DUI to overcome. Completing their trio is Miriam, a prestigious Manhattan lawyer who’s left her bustling city life behind to be a stay-at-home wife in the suburbs.
Entertainment Weekly recently released the first chapter of Lululemons, which has us thirsting for more. It includes a party at Gigi Hadid’s house and a Bieber-esque celeb client. The rest of the novel hits shelves and tablets on June 5. Perhaps we can hope for Blunt to revive her character for another film installment? Maybe even Mama Meryl? She’s clearly not busy with a certain Mamma Mia! sequel.