The WeCrashed star said her personal style is heavily influenced by costume designer Patricia Field, who also worked on Sex and The City and Ugly Betty.
Hathaway added: “But I love what I wore to the James Hoult party, that velvet Chanel coat that went to the knees, and then the mini skirt and the stockings and the slouched boots. I think it was a sample because I kept finding straight pins in it.”
She also answered a question from Marc Jacobs about what outfit she has regrets about wearing in the past.
“There was this one time where I was very young and dressed myself for an event, and I stepped onto a red carpet and did not know my dress was see-through, and I wasn’t wearing a bra,” she revealed.
“It was a very long carpet and at no point did any of the people in that wall of photographers stop to give me a heads-up or offer me a jacket. I’m not naïve. I don’t expect that, but it’s something I would do for another person if I saw it. And so I would erase that, just because it sucked.”
In a 2016 interview, Field spoke about Hathaway’s character’s style journey throughout the movie, starting with Andy being “a bit grungy, non-fashion conscious” before becoming “a little fashionista”.
“After my meeting with her and understanding her personality, I got the idea that she’s a Chanel girl,” Field told Harper’s Bazaar.
“When I spoke to Chanel, they were very happy. They were very happy to work with me, which was great because there’s nothing like cooperation when you’re trying to paint a picture and you have all your paints there, and in this case the paint was Chanel.
“So [Andy’s] transition from the beginning to the end fit her persona. So there’s that parallel line that I was talking about—it’s believable about her, her whole persona. She’s not Versace, for example. The expression comes in the styling and how you handle it.”