On June 13, 2013, over 600 well-dressed Washingtonians stormed P.O.V at the W Hotel to nab a signed copy of Revenge Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger’s highly anticipated sequel to the The Devil Wears Prada. As part of the hotel’s exclusive W Happenings series, guests sipped St. Germain and Grey Goose Cherry Noir cocktails and devoured over 500 Georgetown Cupcake miniature treats, which passed over boldly adorned lips, courtesy of the NARS lipstick bar. One lucky attendee won a $500 gift card to Bloomingdale’s for having posted an e-preview of her ensemble to DressYourGuests.com—the online sharing site and dressing room that lets party guests collaborate on what to wear to your event.
Over a decade in the making, Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after main character Andrea “Andy” Sachs ends her stint working for Miranda Priestly at Runway Magazine. The story follows her new life, her new love, and her new job as a powerful editor of a wedding magazine, The Plunge—a job which puts her directly into the path of the Devil herself, Miranda Priestly.
“At its core, Revenge Wears Prada, like The Devil Wears Prada, is about the struggle for power–just while wearing great shoes,” says Lauren Weisberger. “I can’t think of a better place to celebrate this story in Washington than overlooking The White House, which currently symbolizes both power and fashion better than anywhere else.”