Maybe you can recite all the lines from your favourite fashion flicks, but can you tell drama from reality? We let you in on some truths you might not have known about the fashion industry.
1. You don’t get free clothes all the time.
We’re sorry to break it to you, but all the designer duds you see debuting at fashion shows or in glossy magazine spreads? Those don’t quite make it off the runway and straight into the closets of people who work in fashion. Far from ‘The Closet’ in The Devil Wears Prada, where Andy (played by Anne Hathaway) gets to ‘borrow’ Chanel clothes, much of the designer clothes used for shoots are loaned and end up having to be returned. Perhaps from time to time, those who work in the industry may be gifted special designer pieces (more so towards very famous models- think the Hadids, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner- and magazine editors), but most of the time their wardrobes come from their own wallets- more Zara than Chanel, not that that’s a bad thing at all!