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'Cuz The Muppets gotta work too.
Last night we had the pleasure of attending a pre-screening of The Muppets, which officially opens tomorrow (many thanks to Bliss Spa for the mani and movie!) Anyway, it was brilliant. The producers of this flick are obviously big fans of the Muppets, and they've treated their subjects with complete affection, and tossed in a heavy dose of nostalgia (try not to cry during the Piggy/Kermit "Rainbow Connection" duet). The humor is cheesy, but with a clever wink at the audience, and the celeb cameos are inspired. Emily Blunt reprises her The Devil Wears Prada role as the snarky fashion assistant (albeit with wackier hair) to Mlle. Piggy, who is a plus-size editor at Vogue Paris. How controversial. Anyway, we won't spoil the sweet moments of the movie. You should go stand in line and see it first thing tomorrow. The protaganists go through a bit of angst in the middle of the film and sing a song called, "Am I a Man or am I a Muppet?" Why choose? We think there's a little of both in all of us. So, to that end, we present our favorite Muppets and the fashion people who could play them. Or vice versa.
Sick of hearing about the Muppets yet? Us neither! Their new movie, the eponymously titled The Muppets, opens November 23 and a media onslaught is in full gear. It's all about the merch tie-ins, and this one lends itself particularly well to the concept. Miss Piggy et al have already inspired beauty lines (MAC and OPI) and a hipster clothing collection (Opening Ceremony). Everything from designer shoes to quirky t-shirts to iPod accessories are coming down the pike; most are available now for mass consumption.