Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The September Issue
The September Issue is a new documentary that premiered Jan. 16th at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Excellence in Cinematography Award.
The documentary talks about the preparation of Vogue's Sep. 2007 Fall Issue. The biggest issue ever published in the history of magazines, of 840 pages.
Director R.J. Cutler, follows Vogue's Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour, and her larger than life team for 8 months, Jan.-Aug. 2007 and focuses on Sept. Issue of Fall fashion.
R.J. approached Ms. Wintour 2 years before they started shooting.
"He seemed very committed to the idea of what goes into the issue and obviously that is something in particular I'm interested in, because I do feel there is a fascinating side to fashion." Ms Wintour said about Director Cutler, she continues to say "I'm thrilled that it is a creative process and the agony , the joy, the incredible hours and passion that everyone who works at Vogue puts into the magazine, which is what R.J. decided to focus on."
Grace Coddington, Wintour's colleague for 20 years, the magazines creative director, and genius stylist wanted nothing to do with the making of the film, to a point where she told Ms. Wintour that she would quit if she allows them to film!!
"The first thing she said to me was GO AWAY! She couldn't throw us of the office, because she is not the boss! Anna is the boss and she had invited us in. But she wasn't happy to see us. And when Grace is unhappy to see you, that's not the place anyone wants to be in. God Bless her, she eventually gave us a chance." Director R.J. said.
This is a documentary that I literally can NOT wait to see. I mean do you realize that it means to be able to go behind all the closed meetings, the preparations, the photo shoots, backstage at the shows, everything that goes into the process of making the issue? To see inside the REAL Vogue! We've seen some familiar things in The Devil Wears Prada, and SATC the Movie, but this is going to be the real Vogue, The real Anna, the world of fashion, something we have always dreamed of! The Documentary will hit theaters this Sep., until then, I'll survive on YouTube Clips! :)
Will update you about it.