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The Devil wears Prada, by David Frankel, 2006.
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Watch this extract from the movie The Devil wears Prada.
Workbook p. 44
a. What does Miranda want to prove?

Useful vocabulary: She wants to show that…
She is trying to prove that… Her point is that...

Are you on Andy’s side or Miranda’s?

You are in charge of two documents from the selection below.

a. Pick two of them and look for information about them on the Internet.
b. Prepare an oral presentation to explain how these films illustrate our topic (fashion and personal appearances).

Create a few quiz questions for your classmates to discover which movie or TV show they should watch.
Ex: What do you prefer watching?
realistic historical movies
funny crazy movies?...
You have a maximum of… You should watch...

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates.

Answer the quiz questions. Which representation of the Fashion world does it give?

Compare the different films you studied and decide which one you would prefer to watch, and why.

▬ Movie / series selection ▬

  • Sex & the City, by Darren Star, 1998 - 2004.
  • Zoolander, by Ben Stiller, 2001.
  • Ugly Betty, by Fernando Gaitán and Silvio Horta, 2006.
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Paul John Hogan, 2009.
  • Coco Before Chanel, by Anne Fontaine, 2009.
  • Yves Saint Laurent, by Bertrand Bonello, 2014.
  • Personal Shopper, by Olivier Assayas, 2016.
  • The Neon Demon, by Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016.
  • Phantom Thread, by Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017.

The Neon Demon, by Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016.
The Neon Demon, by Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016.

Let's learn!

Word battle

List all the items of clothing in the infographic. Complete with others you know.
With a partner: in turns each of you has 3 seconds to give a word from the list.

Over to you!

Contribute to the infographic

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1
Activity 2

Think of another time period or style not mentioned in the text and write a short paragraph about it. Describe the clothes and what it said about the people who wore them.

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