September 18th, 2009
04:14 PM ET

Speak of the devil...

As New York's Fashion Week came to a close last night several of us were reminded that "The Devil Wears Prada" and she doesn't care what I wear.

Last night, I was interviewing actress Emily Blunt outside of the new Tommy Hilfiger store on 5th Avenue.  Blunt played one of Meryl Streep's assistants in "The Devil Wears Prada."  We were chatting and I asked her if she had seen "The September Issue". That's the documentary about uber powerful "Vogue" editrix Anna Wintour that just came out. Wintour, of course, was the inspiration for Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada".

Blunt was in the middle of telling me how she loved the movie, and how surprised she was that the offices in the documentary looked like the sets from the film she was in. Then, a blur in sunglasses flew by her. It was Anna Wintour. She strode down the red (technically it was grey) carpet about two feet from us, ignoring the anguished cries of the still photographers to stop and pose.

I said to Blunt, "speak of the....." and she turned to see Wintour disappear into the store. She turned back to me and we both started to laugh and chatter about the close encounter. Then in a mock serious tone, she leaned in and said, "you know, if you had said 'devil,' she'd have shot you a look."

I'm not at all sure if Wintour was wearing Prada, or Lagerfeld, or Hilfiger, even, but Blunt and I emerged not only unscathed by the episode, but sadly, unnoticed.

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