the september issue

September 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm Leave a comment

I had a “driveway moment” a couple of weeks ago listening to an NPR interview with director RJ Cutler about his new documentary The September Issue. Cutler spoke about the bizarre and fascinating world at American Vogue led by two incredibly powerful women–editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and creative director Grace Coddington.

anna wintourgrace coddington

I went with my lovely friend Ting Ting to see the film at the ArcLight on Friday night and really enjoyed it.

Culter had the opportunity to follow both of these magnificent women through the process of creating the American Vogue September 2007 issue, the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. Cutler’s access into photo shoots and re-shoots, closed-door meetings, harsh scoldings by the ice queen herself, and very personal moments with both women makes for an incredibly compelling documentary. Besides the dim and sometimes unflattering light the film sheds on the strange ways of the fashion industry, the most interesting focus was on the decades-long relationship between Anna and Grace.


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