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The 5 Most Fashionable Movie Characters Played by Emily Blunt
by Jennifer Lafferty
It seems as if Emily Blunt has a knack for playing fashionable women in movies—think The Devil Wears Prada and The Young Victoria. Here are five of the starlet’s most stylish and memorable movie moments.
Actress Emily Blunt has played a wide range of characters during the past decade, but as different as the roles may be, one thing most of them have in common is her characters’ flawless style. From her super-trendy high-fashion outfits in The Devil Wears Prada to her ornate 19th-century looks in the drama Young Victoria, here are Emily Blunt’s five most fashionable movie roles.
The Devil Wears Prada
Although Blunt has made a number of high-profile films during the nine years since the release of the magazine satire The Devil Wears Prada, many people still remember her best as Anne Hathaway’s caustic, high-strung coworker. Next to Blunt’s performance, the character is memorable to moviegoers for her amazing wardrobe, which epitomized the look of a 20-something fashionista. Her diverse range of ensembles were daring, cutting-edge, and even avant-garde, but they also somehow managed to be professional.
The Five-Year Engagement
Naturally, the wedding gown is the first image that comes to mind when many remember what Blunt wore in this romantic comedy about the struggles of a young couple trying to set a date for their wedding. Though the Valentino gown was beautiful, her character’s everyday apparel, which was fun, playful, and somewhat preppy, helped set the tone of the movie.
Blunt’s character Rose in this 2010 crime farce is definitely among her most fashionable roles, thanks to her bold, flirty, and imaginative ensembles. Whether Blunt was wearing an exotic print, a fringe-covered dress, or a bling-encrusted jacket, she looked spectacular—especially with the vibrant jewel tones used in her wardrobe throughout the film.
The Adjustment Bureau
Thanks to the gorgeous red satin gown that Blunt wears on the poster for this 2011 thriller, it’s obvious this is one role that earns her a spot as a fashion icon. This film, about a love affair between a politician (Matt Damon) and a ballerina (Blunt), showcases the actress at her most elegant. Many of her clothes almost seem like extensions of her ballet costumes, with simple, flowing dresses and feminine prints, while maintaining a contemporary style, such as pairing a fitted black leather jacket with a floral chiffon dress.
The Young Victoria
With her frilly, lacy, and feminine apparel and her voluminous petticoats, Queen Victoria was a fashion icon of the 19th century before she put her lavish gowns away to wear mourning clothes when her husband, Prince Albert, died. Portraying Queen Victoria in her youth, Blunt donned a wardrobe that reflected the queen’s ostentatious style but also presented a fresh, girlish portrait of Queen Victoria that history tends to overlook.