Weisberger's book is a thinly veiled account of her rocky experiences as an assistant to Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour. Andy nevertheless applies to the magazine's parent company in New York and interviews for a position as Priestly's "second assistant." In a moment of weakness Priestly hires Andy even though she is "fat" and has no style — character flaws that everyone keeps bringing up even though she is a babelicious size 6 and looks like a size 2. Before you can utter the words "fairy godfather," a flamboyant art editor (Stanley Tucci) takes her under his wing and transforms her into a style icon using Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and other designer castoffs from the sample room. The catty fashion world is filled with skinny, uptight, humorless women like Emily — called "clackers" because their stilletos "click clack" on the tile floors — who demean others to inflate their sense of self-importance. After she discovers the Runway fashion closet, she appears in a montage wearing dozens of fabulous outfits to the tune of Madonna's hit Vogue.