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  1. 2. Miranda: I wonder if she's lost any of that weight yet. Who's that? Emily: Nobody. Um, uh... Human Resources sent her up about the new assistant job, and I was pre-interviewing her for you. But she's hopeless and totally wrong for it. Miranda: Clearly I'm going to have to do that myself because the last two you sent me...were completely inadequate . So send her in. That's all. Emily: Right. Emily: She wants to see you. Andy: Oh! She does? Emily: Move! This is foul . Don't let her see it. Go! Andy: That's... Miranda: Who are you? Andy: Uh, my name is Andy Sachs. I recently graduated from Northwestern University. Miranda: And what are you doing here? Andy: Well, I think I could do a good job as your assistant. And, um... Yeah, I came to New York to be a journalist and sent letters out everywhere...and then finally got a call from Elias-Clarke...and met with Sherry up at Human Resources. Basically, it's this or Auto Universe. Miranda: So you don't read Runway? Andy: Uh, no. Miranda: And before today, you had never heard of me. Andy: No. Miranda: And you have no style or sense of fashion. Andy: Well, um, I think that depends on what you're... Miranda: No, no. That wasn’t a question. Andy: Um, I was editor in chief of the Daily Northwestern. I also, um, won a national competition for college journalists...with my series on the janitors‘ union, which exposed the exploitation... Miranda: That's all. Andy: Yeah. You know, okay. You're right. I don't fit in here. I am not skinny or glamorous...and I don't know that much about fashion. But I'm smart. I learn fast and I will work very hard. Nigel: I got the exclusive on the Cavalli for Gwyneth...but the problem is, with that huge feathered headdress that she's wearing...she looks like she's working the main stage at the Golden Nugget. Andy: Thank you for your time. Nigel: who is that sad little person? Are we doing a before-and-after piece I don’t know about?
  2. 3. Are we doing a before-and-after piece I don’t know about? 我们有制作麻雀变公主的节目吗? I got the exclusive on the Cavalli for Gwyneth 给格温妮斯找到 Cavali 的独家设计 e.g. exclusive styles, designs, articles 高级的,高档的 the interview is exclusive to this magazine 独有的,独占的 本杂志得到 独家 访问权 he is a part of an exclusive social circle and belongs to an exclusive club. 排外的
  3. 5. Date of Birth 12 November 1982 , Brooklyn, New York, USA Birth Name Anne Jacqueline Hathaway Nickname Annie Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Trade Mark Her smile. Mini Biography Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American film and stage actress . Hathaway made her acting debut in the 1999 television series Get Real , but her first prominent role was in Disney's family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001), which established her career. She continued to appear in Disney films in the next three years, and she had the lead roles in Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (both 2004). Hathaway took more creative control over her career in 2005 and co-starred in the adult-themed Havoc and Brokeback Mountain , both requiring extensive nude scenes, as well as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she starred opposite Meryl Streep . That film has become the highest-grossing film of her career. Becoming Jane , in which she stars as Jane Austen , was released in 2007. Hathaway's acting style has been compared to that of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn , [2] and she cites Hepburn as her favorite actress [3] and Streep as her idol. [4] People magazine named her one of 2001's breakthrough stars [5] and in 2006 she was listed as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People . [6]
  4. 6. Miranda: No, I just... It's just baffling to me. Why is it so impossible to put together a decent run-through ? You people have had hours and hours to prepare. It's just so confusing to me. Where are the advertisers? Woman: Oh, we have some pieces from Banana Republic. Miranda: No, we need more, don't we? Oh. This is... This might be... What do you think of… Nigel: Yeah. Well, you know me. Give me a full ballerina skirt and a hint of saloon and I'm on board. Miranda: Hmm. But do you think it's too much like... Nigel: Like the Lacroix from July? I thought that, but no, not with the right accessories . It should work. Miranda: Where are the belts for this dre... Why is no one ready? Woman: Here. It's a tough call. They're so different.  Miranda: Hmm. Something funny? Andy: No. No, no, no. Nothing's... You know, it's just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I'm still learning about this stuff and, uh... Miranda: This... stuff? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue. It's not turquoise . It's not lapis . It's actually cerulean . And you're also blithely unaware of the fact... that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent wasn't it... who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. Nigel: Mmm. Miranda: And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs... and it's sort of comical how you think you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact you're wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room... from a pile of stuff.
  5. 7. fish sth out (of sth) take/pull sth out of esp. after searching for it 经搜寻后托出或拉出 / 找出 e.g. Several old cars are fished out of the canal every mouth. 打捞 She finally fished out the right letter from the files. exempt sb/ sth( from sth) v. make sb/ sth exempt 使某事 / 人免除 / 豁免 e.g. his bad eyesight exempt him from military service.
  6. 8. <ul><li>他从背包里搜出条绳子 </li></ul><ul><li>2. 福利机构是免缴税的 </li></ul><ul><li>他对他所造成的麻烦毫不知晓,还无忧无虑的 . </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>他从背包里搜出条绳子 </li></ul><ul><li>He fished a length of rope out of his satchel. </li></ul><ul><li>2. 福利机构是免缴税的 </li></ul><ul><li>Charities are exempted from paying the tax. </li></ul><ul><li>他对他所造成的麻烦毫不知晓,还无忧无虑的 </li></ul><ul><li>he was blithely unaware of the trouble he had caused. </li></ul>Have you got them right?
  8. 10. baffling= confusing 困惑 run-through ballerina skirt 芭蕾舞裙 accessory 配饰 closet 衣柜橱柜 that lumpy blue sweater 松垮的绒线衫 That sweat is not just blue. It's not turquoise . It's not lapis . It's actually cerulean . 不仅是蓝色,不是绿色,不是青色, 而是天蓝色 be blithely unaware of 毫无所知,无忧无虑 blithe 快乐无忧, 漫不经心
  9. 11. Andy: She hates me, Nigel. Nigel: And that's my problem because... Oh, wait. No, it's not my problem. Andy: I don't know what else I can do because if I do something right, it's unacknowledged. She doesn't even say thank you. But if I do something wrong, she is vicious . Nigel: So quit. Andy: What? Nigel: Quit. Andy: Quit? Nigel: I can get another girl to take your job in five minutes... one who really wants it. Andy: No, I don't want to quit. That's not fair. But, I, you know, I'm just saying that I would just like a little credit ... for the fact that I'm killing myself trying. Nigel: Andy, be serious. You are not trying. You are whining. What is it that you want me to say to you, huh? Do you want me to say, &quot; Poor you. Miranda's picking on you . Poor you. Poor Andy&quot;? Hmm? Wake up, six. She's just doing her job. Don't you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it. Well, not you, obviously, but some people. You think this is just a magazine, hmm? This is not just a magazine. This is a shining beacon of hope for... oh, I don't know... let's say a young boy growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers pretending to go to soccer practice when he was really going to sewing class and reading Runway under the covers at night with a flashlight . You have no idea how many legends have walked these halls. And what's worse, you don't care. Because this place, where so many people would die to work you only deign to work. And you want to know why she doesn't kiss you on the forehead and give you a gold star on your homework at the end of the day. Wake up, sweetheart.
  10. 12. pick on sb 1.Choose sb(esp repeatedly) for punishment, criticism or blame 选中某人(尤屡次)惩罚,批评,责怪 e.g. The boss is always picking on him. 2. Choose sb for a task esp an unpleasant one 选中某人做某事 (尤指厌恶的事) e.g. The professor always picks on me to translate long passages. deign v, condescend 屈尊,俯就 e.g. He walked past me without even deigning to look at me
  11. 13. vicious a. spiteful 恶意,恶毒 credit (for) n. praise, approval 表扬 ,称赞,赏识 beacon n. 灯塔, 烽火 flashlight n. torch 手电筒 摄影闪光装置, 闪光信号灯
  12. 14. Dominican-born U.S. fashion designer. After studies in Santo Domingo and Madrid, he became staff designer for Cristobal Balenciaga in Madrid. He moved to New York City in 1962 and started his own company to produce women's ready-to-wear fashions. In 1973 he founded Oscar de la Renta Couture and expanded into household linens, menswear, and perfumes. In the 1970s he introduced the ethnic look with &quot;Gypsy&quot; and Russian themes; more recently he has produced romantic evening clothes in taffeta, chiffon, velvet, brocade, and fur. From 1993 to 2002 he designed couture for the house of Pierre Balmain. Oscar de la Renta (1932-)
  13. 15. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-) French fashion designer, born in Algeria as Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. He established houses of couture and boutiques in Paris and New York. He was the foremost assistant to Christian Dior and became his successor as head of the House of Dior at the age of 21. His early collections were noted for their extreme, maverick quality. He opened his own Paris house in 1961, featuring the &quot;chic beatnik&quot; look; knitted turtlenecks; thigh-length boots; and short jackets. He revolutionized the fashion world by creating trousers and broad-shouldered suits that were images of power for women. His later designs include sophisticated tweed suits, the Mondrian dress, pleated skirts, updated peasant costumes, tuxedos for women, and heavy costume jewelry. His focus on an androgynous look was extremely influential in the fashion of the 1970s. He also designed for the Ballets de Roland Petit. By the mid-1970s, at the height of his success, his design empire included sweaters, neckties, eyeglass cases, linens, children's clothes, and fragrances. Gucci acquired his ready-to-wear and cosmetics divisions in 2000. Saint Laurent announced his retirement in 2002.
  14. 16. Halston (1932-90) American fashion designer, b. Des Moines, Iowa as Roy Halston Frowick; attended Indiana Univ. and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1958 he moved to New York City, designing hats for Dilly Daché and later (1959-68) millinery and clothing for the fashionable Bergdorf Goodman department store. There he created several distinctive styles, most notably the pillbox hat for Jacqueline Kennedy. Opening his own salon in 1968, Halston became one of the most acclaimed designers of the 1970s, a favorite of movie stars, art-world denizens, and the general public, and a disco-era celebrity in his own right. His designs were classically simple, elegant, and chic. He introduced Ultrasuede, popularized the cashmere twinset, caftan, halter dress, shirtwaist, spiral skirt, and knee-length pants, and added perfumes and luggage to his label. He also designed costumes for the Martha Graham Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and various stage and film productions.
  15. 17. Karl Lagerfeld (1938-) (Karl Otto Lagerfeld), German fashion designer. He won a fashion award at 16, designed for couturiers Pierre Balmain (1954-58) and Jean Patou (1958-63), then freelanced for Fendi, Krizia, and Valentino and designed for Chloé (1959-78; 1992-97). In 1982 he was appointed head designer at Chanel, where he revamped the classic Chanel suit into chic updated versions, using offbeat colors and such materials as denim and leather; reinvented the double C logo; accessorized with heaps of gold chain and pearls; and added such items as mini- and maxiskirts, hot pants, and lace-up biker boots to the house repertoire. The pony-tailed, sunglassed, fan-carrying Lagerfeld also has his own KL label (launched in 1984). His lines include neckties, shoes, perfumes, sunglasses, jewelry, and housewares. He is a skilled photographer as well, with several published volumes.
  16. 18. French fashion designer, born in Arles, France. He studied art history at Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, and museum studies at the Sorbonne, Paris, 1973-76. Career: Freelance fashion sketcher, 1976-78; assistant at Hermés, Paris, 1978-80; assistant to Guy Paulin, 1980; designer/artistic director, Jean Patou, 1981-87; opened own couture and ready-to-wear house, 1987; established Christian Lacroix haute couture and salons in Paris, 1987; developed cruise collection, 1988; designed ready-to-wear collection for Genny SpA, 1988, followed by menswear collection and boutique; introduced seven accessory lines, from 1989; line of ties and hosiery, 1992; launched C'est la Vie! perfume, 1990; designed costumes for American Ballet Theater's Gaieté Parisienne, New York, 1988; &quot;Bazar&quot; collection, 1994; launched Jeans Lacroix, 1994; introduced Christian Lacroix collection of fine china, 1997; created jewelry line, 2000; debuted &quot;Enfants de Christian Lacroix,&quot; children's line, 2001. Awards: Dé d'Or award, 1986, 1988; Council of Fashion Designers of America award, 1987; Moliére award (for costumes for Phedre), 1995. Christian Lacroix (1951-)
  17. 19. Good night!

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