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Verisimilitude Test: Is This Really the City You Know?



Zoolander (2001)
It makes no pretense to authenticity, true, but c’mon: Ben Stiller, male model?

Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Faye Dunaway plays a controversial fashion photographer, and her apartment is Halston-heyday authentic. Still, the burning-car shoot? A little much, even for this world.

Funny Face (1957)
Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn are in it, yet we’re most taken with Kay Thompson’s hilariously brassy turn as an editor modeled on Diana Vreeland.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Whatever you may think of this film, it got a lot right, including the look of a certain Vogue editor’s office.

(Photographs from top: Everett Collection; Barry Wetcher/Courtesy of 20th Century)


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