Anne Hathaway: Instyle Magazine
Anne Hathaway is featured in the June 2006 issue of InStyle – Witty and pretty Anne Hathaway models the season’s devil-may-care dresses — all of them frothy confections with pin tucks, ruffles and tiers in cream, pink and fuchsia.
Anne Hathaway could never be accused of living in a bubble. Intellectually acute, vocationally adventurous and culturally informed, she is one of the most thoughtful actresses of her generation. Like a star from a more elegant era, Hathaway, 24, has poise, and lots of it. She was best known as the tiara-wearing tween queen from both Princess Diaries movies, but an affecting turn in last year’s Brokeback Mountain, as a frisky filly turned cold businesswoman (with a sensational collection of wigs), burst that bubblegum image forever. This season she triumphs yet again in The Devil Wears Prada as the beleaguered minion who gets to flaunt a multitude of haute labels. Based on the best-selling book, the film cheekily lampoons life at a fictional fashion magazine. As the hapless assisstant to Meryl Streep‘s merciless editrix, Hathaway is admonished for her "lumpy blue sweaters" and her sartorial deficiency, prompting her character to envelop herself in a protective carapace of Chanel, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.
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"Then it goes to her head, and she begins to be seduced by the dark side of fashion, says Hathaway. Despite being caught up in such a fashion spectable, and though her personal style veers more toward "geek chic," the effervescent clothes on these pages tickled her pink. "They were feminine without feeling ridiculously girlie," she says. Hathaway matched the upbeat tempo of the pieces by leaping balletically through the air, kicking up her lissome legs, and legging go with a smile. Next up for the young swan, the Empire dress strikes back. In Becoming Jane, Hathaway plays Jane Austen Junior tripsing across the moors with her — scandal! — lover. The actress boned up on the English author’s corset canon to prepare. Her pick of the lit classics? "For my money, it’s Sense and Sensibility." Twin attributes that could just as easily apply to the pretty and prudent Hathaway.