The September issue is known to be the biggest most important issue of the year for Vogue magazine. It's compared to a telephone book filled with editorials, fashion, advertising and don't forget the drama! The documentary is a showcase of the process in making this famous issue and the behind the scenes action of making the "the Bible" of the fashion world. With this journey we get to know characters such as Anna Wintour (Editor in Chief), Grace Coddington (Creative Director), Andre Leon Talley (Editor at Large) and whole heap of notable designers, photographers, Anna's daughter Bea and models in action.
I personally love this documentary by R.J Cutler, it was well thought out, fluid and raw! Grace Coddington was delightful to watch and I felt drawn to her as a person. From her beginnings as a model to her rise as a Creative Director in Vogue. Her wild fiery hair, no make up, funny, passionate persona is a sharp contrast to Wintours steely, cold, authoritative, and power woman blunt fringed figure.
It's definitely an eye opener to how much control Wintour has over the fashion world, over designers, retailers and the power to anoint new talent into the world of Fashion. I loved how Thakoon, a young up and coming designer with so much talent and humility was endorsed by Wintour.
I always had this perceived idea how she was loosely portrayed in the devil wears Prada, but as you watch this doco Ant and I agreed she was like any boss who only expects perfection. She is definitely a woman who knows what she wants, in an industry wherein if you don't have the balls you wont survive. No one would question the likes of Donald Trump, Murdoch or even S.I Newhouse, why Anna? Because women are suppose to be nice??? If she gets things done and does it well...Who cares!
I adore Grace Coddington! She is vivacious, humorous, full with passion and super talented! She's a genius.
This doco is awesome! go watch it :)
My fifty cents worth..Beso!