Monday, August 31, 2009

The September Issue

This may not come as a surprise to you, but I am no 'fashionista'!

However, this was a fascinating movie to see. The movie centres around Anna Wintour, the editor of American Vogue and the story of how the 2007 September issue of Vogue is put together. Wintour is famous for being a difficult, cold person to work for, but by the end of the movie I could understand why she is like that. So many decisions to make, so many pictures to look at, so many outfits to look at, so many crazy designers to listen to and so many people attempting to influence her decision making.

By the end of the movie, I felt that putting together an issue of Vogue was more like putting together an art exhibition than a fashion magazine. The photos are works of art (Grace Coddington's work is completely beautiful). Reassuringly, the people who work at Vogue generally looked pretty haggard and normal!

Fun to watch but don't take your kids as the couple in front of us did. Five minutes in, the seven year old boy (surprise, surprise) says "how long until this ends?"!

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